The King and I
BOS Musical Theatre Company’s is excited to announce its October 2020 musical, the family favourite:
‘The King and I’
The society is looking for both female and male cast members aged 16 years and over.
Children are also required.
AUDITIONS will be held in June 2020 at Temperance Institute, London Street, Southport
(If you are unable to attend we will be unable to cast you in this production).
The King and I is the fifth musical by the team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It is based on Margaret Landon’s novel, Anna and the King of Siam (1944), which in turn is based on the memoirs of the real life Anna Leonowens.
The Musical was a runaway success, winning multiple Tony Awards in America for Best Musical, Best Actress (Anna) and Best Featured Actor (The Kind – Yul Brynner). Brynner later went on to reprise the role in the 1956 film for which he won an Academy Award (Oscar), between 1951 and 1985 Brynner reprised the role on multiple tours and ultimately performed the park of the King 4,625 times.
The widowed mother Anna becomes a governess and English tutor to the wives and many children of the stubborn King Mongkut of Siam in the early 1860s. Anna, a British schoolteacher, is hired as part of the King’s attempt to modernise his country. The relationship between the King and Anna is initially rocky and defined throughout by both conflict and a love to which neither can admit.
Anna and the King clash as she works to teach the English language, customs and etiquette, whilst to preparing the Royal Family for a party for a group of European diplomats who must change their opinions about the king.
Saturday 3rd to 10th October 2020 for 8 performances. There will be a matinee on the final Saturday. All cast are required for technical rehearsals from Tuesday 29th September to Friday 2nd October.
Anna Leonowens – Soprano – Early 30s to mid 40s
The King Of Siam – Baritone – 40s to Mid 60s
Louis Leonowens – Countertenor – 11-13 (Early teen)
The Kralahome – Spoken Part – Strong Male 30 +
Lady Thiang – Mezzo Soprano – 35 +
Tuptim – Soprano – Late Teens to Late 20s
Lun Tha – Tenor – Late teens to Late 20s
Prince Chulalongkorn – Alto – 11-13 (Early Teen)
Captain Orton – Spoken part – Male 40 +
Sir Edward Ramsay – Spoken Part – Distinguished, Handsome male.
The Interpreter – Spoken Part
Phra Alack – Spoken part – Chief footman
Princess Ying Yaowalak – Child to Early Teen.
Royal Children – Children to Early teens
Male and Female Ensemble