Special to the
Opelika Observer

A national touring group will bring the story and magic of the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The King and I” to the Opelika Center for the Performing Arts April 22.
One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist king, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. According to New York Magazine, this version of The King and I based on the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center production is “too beautiful to miss.”
For more information or to pre-order tickets, call 334-749-8105 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit www.eastalabamaarts.org. The venue is located at 1700 Lafayette Parkway.