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Omaha Performing Arts to hold Cultural Inclusion Summit surrounding The King and I, coming to Omaha January 16-21

Jan 9, 2018, 13:58 PM by Kelly Bartnick

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WINNER OF FOUR 2015 TONY AWARDS®
including BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL
WILL PREMIERE IN OMAHA AT THE ORPHEUM THEATER
January 16-21, 2018

OMAHA, Neb. (December 14, 2017) – Omaha Performing Arts, Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announce the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will make its Omaha premiere at the Orpheum Theater for one January 16-21, 2018 as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series.

To purchase tickets, visit TicketOmaha.com, call 402.345.0606 or visit the Ticket Omaha Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street. Ticket prices start at $35.

Omaha Performing Arts will host a special Cultural Inclusion Summit in conjunction with this engagement. 

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THE KING AND I, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher, won four 2015 Tony Awards® including Best Revival of a Musical. Hailed as “first-rate, sumptuous” (The New York Times) and "too beautiful to miss" (New York Magazine), the production played 538 performances on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater.

Bartlett Sher is reunited with the award-winning creative team from Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific and The Light in the Piazza. THE KIND AND I has music direction by Ted Sperling, sets by Michael Yeargan, costumes by Catherine Zuber (Tony Award® winner for THE KING AND I), lighting by Donald Holder, sound by Scott Lehrer and casting by Telsey + Company/Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA. THE KING AND I features choreography by Christopher Gattelli based on the original choreography by Jerome Robbins.

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” 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.

Performance Dates and Times:

Tuesday, January 16 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 17 – 7:30 PM
Thursday, January 18 – 7:30 PM
Friday, January 19 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, January 20 – 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 21 – 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM

For more information, please visit www.TicketOmaha.com, www.thekinganditour.com, or on Facebook and Twitter.