The King and I

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The Rogers Little Theater presentation of The King and I, runs July 26-28, August 1-4, 8-11, Thursday – Saturday, 8 p.m. and Sunday, 2 p.m. at the Victory Theater, 116 S.
2nd., Rogers, Arkansas.

The King and I, with music by Richard Rodgers, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II based on Anna and the King by Margaret Landon, and directed by Ed McClure, features local actor Matthew Mikita, current Ohio University student, as the King of Siam.

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately up lifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.

The King and I is presented in part by Title Partner Harps Food Stores and Celebratory Partner Arvest Bank. Tickets are available online at or by calling the box
office at 479-631-8988. Prices for the dinner seating are $45/person and balcony seating is $16/person. Thursday – Saturday dinner begins by 7 p.m. and ends at 7:30 p.m.; balcony
seating begins at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 7:55 p.m. Sunday matinee dinner begins by 1 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m.; balcony seating begins at 1:30 p.m. and ends at 1:55 p.m. Children under
age 5 will not be admitted.

Now in its 27th year, RLT produces a wide variety of plays, musicals and special events at the historic Victory Theater in downtown Rogers. With a subscription base of more than 450members and funding support from some of the area’s most prominent businesses, foundations and community groups, RLT is a vibrant part of the region. Over 20,000 audience members attended RLT productions in the past two seasons, and the theater relies on more than 700 volunteers, including approximately 125 volunteer actors. Their donations of time, talents and financial resources bring vitality and strength to RLT.

For more information contact:

Ed McClure
[email protected]/RLT

Box Office
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