RiverCenter Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein Classic, The King and I

Mar 13, 2019

For Immediate Release

March 13, 2019                                            


CONTACT: Carrie Corbett

Director of Marketing




RiverCenter Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein Classic, The King and I


Columbus, Georgia – RiverCenter presents the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The King and I, on April 23 and 24, 7:30 PM. The nationally touring production is based on the gorgeous 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production.


Considered 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 1860s 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.


“This musical is simply an American classic” said RiverCenter Executive Director Norman Easterbrook. “Generations have grown up having some exposure to the show or the film and, like so many of the classic Broadway musicals, it offers a commentary on the time in which it was written. The King and I is a work in which the themes of love found and love lost, cultural differences, and the roles of men and women at all levels of society are examined. This particular production is based upon the Lincoln Center Theater production and is simply gorgeous. RiverCenter proudly continues its dedication to bringing top quality, professional touring musical theatre productions to our community.”


The King and I is part of the TSYS Broadway on Broadway Series. The 2018-19 RiverCenter Season is sponsored by Aflac.


For additional information, contact the RiverCenter box office, 900 Broadway, Monday-Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., by phone at (706) 256-3612, and online at


Attached: Photo: Angela Baumgardner as Anna Leonowens and Pedro Ka'awaloa as the King of Siam in

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Photo by Matthew Murphy.


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