From Kilauea Drama and Entertainment Network:
KDEN announces auditions for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I”. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 18 & 19 at 6:30 pm, in KMC’s Kilauea Theater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The show will be directed by Suzi Bond, with musical direction by Kait Wilson and choreography by Carmen Richardson. Pedro Ka’awaloa will conduct the orchestra. Jonathan Sudler is designing the set and costume construction will be lead by Helie Rock.
The story of “The King and I” is based on the 1944 novel “Anna and the King of Siam” by Margaret Landon.English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story.
KDEN’s summer musical is a family affair with parts available for all ages. Principal parts are available for 3 women, 2 men, and 2 boys. There are featured roles for 2 men and a singing-dancing ensemble consisting of Royal Dancers, Wives, Children, Priests and Amazons. Auditoneers should be prepared to sing with accompaniment and dance some. Dress comfortably to be able to move freely on the stage. There will be some line readings for those interested in the lead roles.
For more information, please contact KDEN at 982-7344 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The show will run July 10 – 26, 2015, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2:30. Please join us for a summer of fun