Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Youth

October 16, 2012

50 students star in "The King and I"

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Backstage help is supplied by LeAnn Bannigan, Zach Gorman, Mara Grieshop, Mark Hoog, Claire McCamey, Brian Ulrich, Emily Ulrich and Sophie Wesseler. Karla Ariens is the show’s rehearsal and production pianist. Set decoration is under the direction of Diana Brunsman, and Kris Wampler will conduct the orchestra.

Considered one of the all-time marvels of musical theater, “The King and I” is based on Margaret Landon’s novel, “Anna and the King of Siam,” which was inspired by Anna Leonowens’ account of her experiences teaching the many children of the King of Siam. The conflict of East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale. The show features a “show-within-a show” ballet and a dazzling Rodgers and Hammerstein score, including “Getting to Know You,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Shall We Dance.” 

Reserved tickets may be purchased during regular school hours by contacting Jackie Fitzgerald at 934-4440, Ext. 221; or fitz@oldenburgacademy.org. The office will be closed during fall break (through Oct. 19).

Due to the show’s popularity, advance ticket purchases are recommended. Any remaining tickets will be available at the door on show nights.

Prices are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

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