Sunday, July 29, 2012

The King and I (Resorts World Manila, Philippines) - A Sneak Preview

The King and I (Resorts World Manila, Philippines) - A Sneak Preview

"Sourced from the 1944 novel by Margaret Landon’s chronicle of Anna Leonowens memoirs, as she was chosen to become governess to King Mongkut of Siam’s many children in the early 1860’s, The King and I tells the travails of a British schoolteacher and her life in a foreign land, marred by conflict and an unexpressed love for the King."

The King and I in a lavish grand set

The Royal children in their adorable costumes
King Mongkut's Concubines

Monique Wilson as "Anna" in The King and I

Lovely Anna as she sings "Getting To Know You" 
♪♫ Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me. ♪♫

Gina Respall as "Lady Thiang" in The King and I

"Something Wonderful"
Lady Thiang, the King's head wife, convinces Anna that the King is a wonderful man who needs love and is deserving of support.

Tanya Manalang as "Tuptim" and Lorenz Martinez as "Lun Tha" in The King and I

"I Have Dreamed"
♪♫ I know what it's like to be loved by you... I have dreamed every word you whisper... I have dreamed and enjoyed the view  ♪♫

The confrontation of Princess Tuptim and Lun Tha as he tells her that he is leaving Siam.

Leo Tavarro Valdez as "King Mongkut" in The King and I

Anna explained the Western way of courtship, and what it's like for a woman at a formal dance. King Mongkut demands that Anna should teach him the dance.

"Shall We Dance?"
♪♫ Shall we dance? On a bright cloud of music, shall we fly?  ♪♫

Monique Wilson and Leo Valdez - still graceful after all the dancing. 

The "Shall We Dance?" act is the window of connection where they saw each other as normal people trying to just "connect." 

Suddenly, out of nowhere, came this "elephant" -  it was beautiful :) You might just be lucky and catch the royal elephant wandering the Newport Mall area *wink*

Gina Respall as "Lady Thiang"
Anton Posadas as "Prince Chulalongkorn"
Louis Leonowens as "James Gabriel Ketcher"

The cast: "This story teaches us to build bridges to connect to each other. It teaches us to communicate."

The King and I also features Bo Cerrudo and Shiela Valderama as alternates for King Mongkut and Anna.

Costume Designer Rajo Laurel and Director Freddie Santos

"Aside from being staged at the grandest and most state-of-the-art theater in the country, The King and I also boasts of promising new sets of production props; lights, sound, and video technologies; and even the most exquisitely designed wardrobe hemmed by no less than Philippine fashion icon Rajo Laurel.

Fans will surely be enticed by the fresh take of prolific stage authority Direk Freddie Santos on the beloved classic, as he spices up the immortal tale of Anna and the King of Siam, complementing the dreamy scoring courtesy of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar."

Director Freddie Santos on the Philippine Version of The King and I: 
Vocal Attacks: "Less stringent, less operatic in nature and more conversational."
More Emotional Treatment: "The story is focused on the love issue more than the racial issue or the cultural differences."


"On September 15, Resorts World Manila brings to the country this revered romance for the whole family to enjoy, with a gamut of special attractions and a critically-acclaimed cast of thespians that will definitely leave a magical impression to viewers of all ages."

"The King And I" is Coming to Resorts World Manila in September

VIP - Php 2,400
Premiere - Php 2,000
Deluxe - Php 1,600
Balcony - Php 1,000

View Seat Plan here.

Friday - 8 PM
Saturday - 2 PM, 7 PM
Sunday - 2 PM

Tickets are now on sale at the Resorts World Manila Box Office and all TicketWorld outlets. For more information on The King and I schedules visit or call the Tourist/Visitor Hotline at (632) 836-6333.

The King and I (Resorts World Manila, Philippines) - A Sneak Preview

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