East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an 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.
The King and I features a number of well-known songs including I Whistle a Happy Tune, Shall We Dance, Getting to Know You, and many more!
Ticket prices are $18–$20 for reserved seating, $15 for unreserved seating, and can be obtained by calling the Temple City High School Activities Office, (626) 548-5160, Monday – Friday, 7:30am-4:00pm
Tickets will also be available one hour prior to the performance at the Mission Playhouse Box Office.