Monday, October 1, 2012

King and I at Resorts World Manila

The King and I is a masterpiece by Rodgers and Hammerstein, originally shown on 1951 Broadway. It is the story of a widowed English school teacher, Anna, who travels to the kingdom of Siam to teach the King's children. But later on realized, she got more than she agreed to do. She ended up teaching more people and learning in the process. It depicts the rich culture of the East and the West. It is a mixture of history, comedy, romance, and some action. It is a light musical that can be watched with the whole family. Below is my own short review and bits of insight.

Last September 30, 2012. I was able to watch the King and I at Resorts World Manila (3rd floor theater). I was able to get good seats, front row...thus I saw all the details on the stage and the performer's faces. It started at promptly 7 PM and ended at 10 PM. It was a smooth play overall, many songs were sung but not many were striking. The production design was done just right, not too much props were created but I think it was just enough to portray the setting as needed. Costumes were appropriate. One thing I applaud was their execution and creativity on the white elephant. The performers were good, but it was Leo Tavarro Valdez (King of Siam) who carried the whole performance. He gave justice to the King's role, you cannot help but feel annoyed and be endeared to his character. He gave color to the production. Monique Wilson (Anna) was great, she sang a lot of tones and her acting were good. You have to give credit to her for working with such a difficult costume. But all of which will be of failure without the awesome direction of theater director Freddie Santos, the accompanying music gave life to the performance. Another good catch on the performance was the participation of several cute children (King's children), they sang great and you cannot help but feel attached to them especially the chubby one. The story was executed well, though the ending could have been done in another way. Overall, it was a good production. Thus in conclusion I encourage everyone to support the FIlipino talents we have here, it was a great night. A nice escape on the usual busy days... a night of art. Go visit for more information. You may buy your tickets at TicketWorld or at Resorts World. Happy tripping!

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Show Schedule:
Friday8 PM
Saturday2 PM | 7 PM
Sunday2 PM