The King and I

he Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, The King and I, will be staged at Istana Budaya Kuala Lumpur from July 13 to 26.

he story revolves around the adventures of English widow Anna Leonowens who arrives in Bangkok with his young son to tutor King Mongkut of Siam’s wives and children.

It was adapted from the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon

The initially testy relationship with the King soon turns to one of admiration as Anna wins the hearts of the royal household family and the respect of the king. Playing the roles of Anna and King Mongkut are Briana Borger and Paul Nakauchi respectively.

Borger, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in musical theater from Milkin University, has appeared in numerous musicals including A Cristmas Carol, Phantom of the Opera and Beauty and the Beast.

Nakauchi holds a bachelor’s degree in music and began his professional career in the ensemble on the King & I with Yul Brynner. He has also been featured in popular television shows such as ER and Star Trek.

Tickets for the show are priced at RM280, RM250, RM225, RM190, RM130 and RM100 (student only) and can be obtained via Axcess at or by calling +603-7711-5000. For details on the show, call +603-2078-7188 or visit


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