The King and I

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The King and I opened on Broadway on March 29, 1951, starring Gertrude Lawrence and featuring newcomer Yul Brynner. The show ran for three years, racking up 1,246 performances and five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. After a successful West End debut, 20th Century Fox released the motion picture version of The King and I in 1956 with Deborah Kerr as … Read More

Shall We Dance?

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After pulling off a successful dinner for the visiting English, Anna and the King share a celebratory moment. As she describes a woman’s perspective at a dance, he observes carefully, and they gingerly attempt to dance together. Soon, they cast off all inhibition and sweep the dance floor in a gloriously unbridled polka.

The Small House of Uncle Thomas Ballet

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Tuptim presents a balletic retelling of Uncle Tom’s Cabin to the King and his guests. Originally choreographed by Jerome Robbins in a unique combination of ballet and Asian-inspired movement, the dance tells the story of Eliza, a slave who receives divine help to escape a tyrannical King. Robbins’ work remains in productions of the show, to the music arranged by … Read More

I Have Dreamed

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Lun Tha and Tuptim, planning to leave Siam that night, look forward to their future together.

Western People Funny

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Preparing for the arrival of British dignitaries, the palace women wear uncomfortable European clothing and comment on the absurdity of Western customs.

A Puzzlement (Reprise)

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The Prince and Louis share the observation that adults sometimes speak with certainty about things of which they are uncertain.

We Kiss in a Shadow

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Lun Tha and Tuptim, reunited in secret, dream of a world where they can be together in the sunlight.