The King And I


The King and I returned to Australia in 2014 with the first lady of Australian musical theatre, Lisa McCune and international opera sensation Teddy Tahu Rhodes as the King of Siam.

This legendary production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I is a triple crown award winner: The Tony, the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle for Best Musical Revival. This dazzling show is a lavish and triumphant fresh new look at a time-honoured classic.

Hailed as ‘THE MOST RAVISHING SHOW YOU MAY EVER SEE ON BROADWAY’ when it opened in 1996, this multi-award winning production of The King and I, was created in Australia and then conquered Broadway and London before touring the US and the UK. It is a story of love and joy, set to one of the most glorious, unforgettable scores ever written, including Shall We Dance, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello Young Lovers, Getting To Know You, I Have Dreamed and Something Wonderful.

For decades, The King and I captivated millions with its delightful story of Anna Leonowens, brought to the court of Siam as tutor to the King’s children. Truly a dazzling musical celebration, this production of The King and I, was sumptuous with stunning scenery and magnificent costumes.

"McCune is perfect. Tahu Rhodes has great comic timing. There is an emotional truth to this production that is very satisfying."The Courier Mail
"Rhodes was wonderful... the chemistry between he and McCune was electric."Sunshine Coast Daily
"The crown jewel of musical theatre and opulent and royal extravaganza"theatrepeople.com.au
"The King and I is the perfect musical - exotic settings, a timeless score and one of the best books that has ever been written for musical theatre."Stage Whispers
"A gorgeous, sumptuous revival. Teddy Tahu Rhodes brings a wealth of charm and magnetism to the King, and his comic timing is delicious."Arts Hub
"I thought the King and I was just lovely. The costumes are spectacular and the kids give some fun comic relief. The chemistry between Teddy and Lisa is unmistakeable and of course their voices sublime. The King and I is a feast for the ears and eyes."Robin Bailey - 97.3 FM Brisbane
"I can't decide what I loved the most - the music, the romance, the kids, the costumes or just Lisa McCune being a perfect Anna. The King and I is as grand as I remembered it, I took my daughter with me to opening night and she is officially in love with The King now too!Caroline Hutchinson - Mix FM Sunshine Coast