Contact Us

GREAT Theater’s ‘The King And I’ To Open This Weekend [VIDEO]

Ashli Gerdes

ST. CLOUD — Suspense and unspoken love take center stage at the Paramount Theatre this weekend for the opening of The King and I.

It’s a musical based on the true story of a British school teacher named Anna Leonowens who educates children in Siam which is known today as Thailand.

Anna is a widowed mother raising a son. Anna and her son live in King Mongkuts palace. The two have different views on the world and how it works.

King Mongkut is given a slave girl named Tuptim as a peace offering between waring nations.

She is made one of the King’s wives but is in love with someone else. As Tuptim plans her escape close friendship between Anna and the King start to grow.

Maria Reber plays Tuptim. She says it was challenging because she’s never played a role like this before.

The characters come alive through song and dance with the accompaniment of a live orchestra.

The play is put on by G.R.E.A.T.  Theatre and  opens this weekend with showings through May 12th.

More WJON News

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.