The King and I
tells the story of a British schoolteacher who travels to that country at the request of the king (played by Jose Llana) to teach the monarch’s many wives and children. Houston audiences will have a chance to see the Tony Award®-winning revival version, based on a real-life story, of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic, courtesy of BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center. Laura Michelle Kelly (Broadway: Mary Poppins
, Finding Neverland
) stars and describes her character as “very strong willed. She was very progressive for her time, very opinionated. She was a wild force that he has to contend with and find out how to communicate with.” Kelly acts, sings and dances (while wearing a 45-pound, authentic-to-the times dress) to music that includes “Getting to Know You,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Continuing 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16 and 19; 8 p.m. March 17; 2 and 8 p.m. March 18; 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 19. The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby. For information, call 713-315-2525 or visit thehobbycenter.org
. $35 to $150.
Set in 1860s Siam (now Thailand),