The King and I at Harper College

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Palatine/Rolling Meadows, ILArtReach Educational Theatre in partnership with Spotlite Theatrix Production Company is staging Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I.

The King and I will be presented at Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, Illinois, on Friday, April 20th at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 21st at 2 and 7:30pm, Friday, April 27th at 7:30pm, and Saturday, April 28th at 2 and 7:30pm. For tickets, please call 630-808-5852 or consult our website at www.artreachspotlite.com. General admission tickets are $18 at the Door and $16 in Advance. Reservations are recommended. Group discounts are available.

It's the 1860's and the Western world is closing in on Thailand. Hoping to give his family the necessary knowledge to survive in this New World, the King of Thailand hires a British governess, Anna, for his children. At first, Anna and the King struggle to find common ground between Thai and British attitudes. Soon though, the two opposites fall in love. Meanwhile, Tuptim and and Lun Tha have a hidden romance even though Tuptim belongs to the King.

The production is being directed by Dan Walsh (of Chicago) with Assistant Direction by Jonah Parra (of Palatine) and Olivia Dal Porto (of Lake Zurich). Musical Direction by Felicia Filip (of La Grange Park).

The cast includes Dan Walsh (of Chicago) as The King, Lisa Brueck (of Montgomery) as Anna, Felicia Filip (of La Grange Park) as Lady Thiang, Lexi Burkley (of Lake Zurich) as Tuptim, Jonah Parra (of Palatine) as Lun Tha, Ian Hoffman (of Mundelein) as The Kralahome, Peter Hoadley (of Palatine) as Prince Chulalonghorn, sharing the role of Louie are Dylan DeWitt (of Buffalo Grove) and Jake Rosenberg (of Arlington Heights), and sharing the role of Princess Ying Yaowlak are Sophie Kaegi (of Palatine) and Jodie Lloyd (of Itasca). 

The mission of ArtReach Educational Theatre is to expose children to all aspects of theatre, music and dance. We accept any child with a genuine interest in the arts from age 5 through high school.  Beginner to Advanced performing levels are open. All children are challenged and encouraged. We offer Private Voice Lessons, Dance and Acting Classes, Advanced Musical Theatre Workshops and Summer Arts Camp Programs in Palatine. 

For more information about our ArtReach programs taught by professional actors and teachers, please call 847-372-7798 or consult our website www.artreachspotlite.com.

Press photos available; please contact Dan Walsh, Program Director, ArtReachSpotlite@gmail.com or 847-372-7798.


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