The Deerfield Family Theater’s production of “The King and I” opened Friday at Caruso Middle School and continues with performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the same venue.
Tickets remain available for all four shows at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m. Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets cost $18.00 each and are available online, at the Jewett Park Community Center or through cast members.
This classic musical based on a true story was written in 1951 by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II. An English widow, Anna, and her young son are summoned to assist the King of Siam.
Anna serves as a tutor to the King’s children and wives, according to the synopsis on the Deerfield Park District website. They get to know each other bridging the gap between eastern and western culture.