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Memorial Players Presents
“The King and I”
A musical classic for all ages by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II

Directed by Jesse Milan, Jr.  

Starring Megan Dimmock as Anna and Greg Martin as the King

All performances are free – Free-will donations are gratefully accepted.
Fridays, May 1 & 8  at 7:30pm
Saturday, May 2 & 9 at 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee, May 3 at 3:30pm 

Venue: Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217

East versus West makes for a dramatic, uplifting and timeless story of ethnic understanding, leadership and love.  Based on a true story, the show takes place in 1862 in Siam (now Thailand) when a widowed English schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anna has been contracted by the King to teach his dozens of children and wives. The King is considered a barbarian by some in the West, and seeks Anna's assistance in preparing his children for the future and in changing his own image, but he soon discovers a deeper change in his own opinions and ways. With the King and Anna keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, they learn together that mutual respect, human dignity and love have no political or cultural boundaries. Featuring songs loved for decades by audiences around the world, “The King and I” is a unique love story of yesterday that is still inspiring and relevant today.  

Set Design by John Seeley, Vocal Direction by Greg Satorie, Orchestral Direction by Joon Choi.
Choreography by Jesse Milan, Jr. and Stacey McGhee, Assistant Director Nancy Kelso.

Dedicated to providing free community theater in Bolton Hill, Memorial Players productions depend entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and donations to cover all expenses.  

The King and I Receptions, held in several of Bolton Hill’s beautiful Victorian residences before each Friday and Saturday evening show, are a great way to donate to Memorial Players and to meet other members of the Memorial Players Community.  You will enjoy plentiful food and refreshments and and receive a “VIP card” that guarantees you a reserved seat in the front rows of the theater.    Performances are only a few steps away at Memorial Episcopal Church, 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore, MD 21217.  Select “receptions” to find out more and to make your reservation now.

Contact Information:
Jamie Griffith, Producer: Phone: (410) 669-0220, email: office@memorialepiscopal.org

Dedicated to providing free community theater in Bolton Hill, Memorial Players productions depend entirely on voluntary contributions of time, talent, materials and donations to cover all expenses.
 “The King and I” is presented by special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.co
 

Memorial Players is a ministry of Memorial Episcopal Church, a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) organization.

Memorial Players is pleased to announce our 2014 annual musical, The Apple Tree.  This is a charming show with great music, by the writers of Fiddler on the Roof.  It is composed of three mini-musical acts; The Diary of Adam and Eve, The Lady or the Tiger, and Passionella.  There are numerous leading and supporting roles for all ages in this show, so we hope you’ll join us for the fun!

Auditions will be held the weekend of October 26th, 2013. Rehearsals will begin in mid-December.  Performances will be: February 21, 22, 23, 28, and March 1, 2, 2014 

ADAM

Practical, and stubborn. At first confused and put-off by Eve, he soon learns to love her.

BALLADEER

The mischievous, all-knowing storyteller. Can double as the Tiger-Keeper.

BARBARA

A high-maintenance, seductive vamp. Barbara is the Princess and Arik’s daughter. She is secretly in love with a common soldier and becomes insanely jealous.

CAPTAIN SANJAR

A hardy and well-intentioned Captain who has just come back from a terrible war. He is secretly in love with the Princess Barbara.

ELLA / PASSIONELLA

An ordinary chimney sweep who becomes Passionella, the glamour girl, when she dreams of being a movie star. Humble, joyful, and full of passion.

ENSEMBLE

KING'S MEN; HANDMAIDS; GUARDS; PRISONERS; FILM CREW; SUBWAY PASSENGERS

EVE

Smart, curious, and playful. She knows what’s best, and greatly seeks Adam’s admiration and companionship.

FLIP / GEORGE L. BROWN

A normal, nerdy guy, who dreams of becoming a rock star. As Flip, he is part Marlon Brando, part Elvis, and part Bob Dylan.

KING ARIK

A hot-blooded, commanding King with absolute power and father to Barbara. Demanding, idealist, advocate of justice.

NADJIRA

A sweet-hearted girl, and one of Barbara's servants.
Speaking Role

NARRATOR

A dapper man in a tuxedo who guides the audience through the story. He takes joy in his all-knowing presence, and uses it to playfully tease the other characters.

THE SNAKE

A smooth-talking type. Stealthy and manipulative.


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