"The King & I": Hit Broadway musical opening Friday Nov. 8 at Chrysler Theatre in Windsor

7 Action News producer plays "King of Siam"

WINDSOR, Ontario (WXYZ) -  

Windsor Light Music Theater  presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's hit Broadway musical, The King & I . The show opens Friday Nov. 8 at the Chrysler Theatre in Windsor and runs through Nov. 17. 7 Action News producer Barry Cutler plays the King of Siam, a part he describes as his "dream role."  Tickets are available at  http://www.windsorlight.com/   or at the box office:  519-974-6593.

Click the Video Clip: To see the "King" sing part of A Puzzlement on 7 Action News At Noon.

The King & I,  directed by John Whatley,  is based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam, by Margaret Landon, which in turn was based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, a British Governess played by Amy Bishop Pinsonneault.  

She  comes to Siam to teach the King's children in the 1860's.  The King brings her there as part of his plan to modernize the country, but she ends up teaching him valuable lessons about life.  Their Relationship is slightly rocky, yet defined by a hidden love that neither character can admit.

The musical premiered on Broadway in 1951 and made Yul Brynner and instant hit. The show went on to win Tony Awards for best Musical, Actress (Gertrude Lawrence) and Featured Actor (Yul Brynner).

Music Director Sue BellePerche leads the Orchestra through a phenomenal score including hit songs like Shall We Dance, We Kiss in A Shadow, Western People Funny and A Puzzlement.

Also, Choreographer, John Luther has created a mesmerizing Ballet as well as a magnificent version of the popular tune,  Shall We Dance.

Windsor Light has a rich history of embracing Theatre lovers (both actors and audiences) on both sides of the Detroit River. 

The St. Clair Centre for the Arts (Chrysler Theatre) is located right along the Detroit River at: 201 Riverside Dr W, Windsor, ON N9A 5K4, Canada.  It's just east of the Hilton Hotel (which is now a Best Western).