Rodgers & Hammerstein's “The King and I”
October, 2017

Rodgers & Hammerstein's “The King and I”

The Walton Arts Center opens their 2017/18 Broadway Series with a production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical “The King and I” Oct. 3-8. The popular series brings some of the most heralded theatrical productions in the world to Fayetteville.

Directed by Bartlett Sher, the Lincoln Center Theater production of "The King and I" boasts a score that features beloved classics such 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. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, “The King and I” is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

The Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville brings in artists and entertainers from all over the world to create unforgettable performances. The facility offers diversified programming, large-scale touring productions and unparalleled performing arts opportunities. The WAC has played host to comedian Steve Martin and touring productions of Broadway’s greatest, including “Les Misérables,” “War Horse,” “Book of Mormon” and much more.

The WAC has enriched the cultural life of Northwest Arkansas for 25 years. It recently expanded and remodeled, adding nearly 30,000 square feet of space to the newly modernized facility that is able to bring more arts and education opportunities than ever to Fayetteville.

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  • Event date: Tuesday, 03 October 2017
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