Good Company Players’ Upcoming Musical Auditions
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
in Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater at 1226 N. Wishon, Fresno, CA
(For more information, call Good Company Players’ Business Office at 559-266-0211 or email us at email@example.com)
The King & I
Music by Richard Rodgers Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein
Rehearsals Begin: Feb 3, 2020 Performs: March 19 – May 17, 2020
Director: Dan Pessano
Civilizations collide in this rich tapestry of history, romance, and friendship. The beloved story of Anna and The King of Siam is set to a magnificent Rodgers and Hammerstein score, delighting audiences everywhere. Set in Siam in the 1860s, The King & I is the story of prim Victorian school teacher, Anna Leonowens, who is hired by the King of Siam to teach his numerous offspring and wives. By turns hilarious and heartrending, The King and I follows the contest of wills between the feisty Anna and the intelligent but autocratic King. The two begin as adversaries but slowly find a common bond in their love for Siam and its people. As wary respect grows into a deep and sincere regard for each other, a sudden turn of events catapults them into an ideological battle that threatens to destroy them both. Rated PG.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
KING OF SIAM (Male, 35-60) Brilliant, thoughtful, curious, progressive; yet bound by traditional roles and concepts of duty and the monarchy. He has a good sense of humor and loves his country and his people and his children. Must be able to polka and match pitch. Most of his songs are conversational. Baritone.
ANNA LEONOWENS (Female, 20s-40s) British school teacher hired by the King of Siam to teach his many wives and children. She is warm, funny, feisty, intelligent, loving, compassionate, curious, opinionated, and determined. She is a widow and mother of a young son, Louis. Must sing very well and act extremely well. Should be able to polka and waltz. Needs a received pronunciation British dialect. Soprano with strong alto range.
LADY THIANG (Female, late 20s-50s) The King’s favorite wife. She is strong, wise, faithful, devoted, proud, loving, and totally loyal to the King. A good friend to Anna. Must sing beautifully. Mezzo-Soprano.
LUN THA (Male, 18-35) Burmese emissary to Siam who escorts Tuptim to wed the King, but he and Tuptim are secretly in love with each other. Courageous and desperate, he plots their escape. Must sing very well. Tenor.
TUPTIM (Female, 16-30) Burmese Princess sent against her will to wed the King of Siam. Beautiful, smart, rebellious, daring. She should be able to dance a little and must be able to sing very well. Soprano.
PRINCE CHULALONGKORN (Male, early teens) the King’s eldest son and crown prince of Siam. Very bright, opinionated, proud, strong-minded, somewhat resistant to new ideas. Sings a little and dances a little. Tenor/Alto.
LOUIS LEONOWENS (Male, child/early teen) Anna’s son. Smart, innocent, open to new people and experiences, RP British accent. Should sing and dance well. Countertenor (sings in the female contralto or mezzo range).
THE KRALAHOME (Male, 30+) The Prime minister of Siam. Imposing, intelligent, completely loyal to the king, a traditionalist, impassive, and a little scary. Does not sing or dance.
CAPTAIN ORTON (Male, 30+) British captain. Might have any British accent (Cockney, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, RP, etc.). He is kindly, worldly-wise, and protective. Non-singing, non-dancing.
SIR EDWARD RAMSAY (Male, 20s-40s) British diplomat and old friend of Anna’s. Handsome, elegant, charming, and romantically interested in Anna. RP British dialect. Should be able to waltz a little. Non-singing.
THE INTERPRETER (Male, teen+) Siamese. Probably will be double-cast at least, and could double as a dancer.
PHRA ALAK (Male, 20+) Siamese secretary, member of court, servant. Might double as dancer.
PRINCESS YING YAOWALAK (Female, child) Siamese princess in favor with the King. Truthful and adorable.
ENSEMBLE (All Ages) ROYAL CHILDREN, ROYAL WIVES, VISITING BRITISH, AMBASSADORS, etc.
** We ask that auditionees for our musical productions complete all portions of the audition even though some roles are non-singing and/or non-dancing. **
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