Press Release: Live Cinema screening of “The King and I” musical – Nov. 29
The Live Cinema series at Gesa Power House Theatre continues with the screening of The King and I: From the London Palladium, on Thursday, November 29 at 6:00 p.m. at Gesa Power House Theatre.
Making their West End debuts are the original Broadway stars: Kelli O’Hara (Anna) reprising her Tony Award-winning performance, and Tony and Academy Award nominee Ken Watanabe (The King). Also returning to her Tony Award-winning role Ruthie Ann Miles (Lady Thiang).
Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.
With a score filled with well-known songs like “Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Getting to Know You,” and “Shall We Dance,” and featuring a company of more than 50 performers, The King and I is a testament to the lavish golden age of gloriously romantic musical theatre.
This screening has a runtime of approximatley 3 hours, including an on-screen introduction and one intermission. Beer, wine, popcorn, and snacks will be available for purchase, and may be taken into the theater.
The 2018 Live Cinema series is sponsored in part by Shakespeare Walla Walla and features current professional productions, filmed live in England, and rebroadcast to select international theaters. The Live Cinema screenings offer audiences the best seat in the house with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and incredibly detailed close-ups of performers.
Reserved seating: $15 Adults, $10 Students (in advance); $18 Adults, $12 Students (at the door). Tickets are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.
Live Cinema Schedule
Wednesday, October 24
Wednesday, November 7
West End Play
Thursday, November 29
The King and I
About the Gesa Power House Theatre
The historic Gesa Power House Theatre is a 300-seat performing arts venue, located in downtown Walla Walla. The 120-year-old building was once the Walla Walla Gas Plant, built to produce coal gas used to light the streets, businesses, and homes of Walla Walla. In 2011 the Gesa Power House Theatre building was transformed into a state-of-the-art playhouse for live performance. The interior design of the theatre was inspired by Shakespeare’s own intimate Blackfriars Theatre in London, England.
The Gesa Power House Theatre is on the Washington State Building Preservation Commission list of State historic buildings and on the National Register of Historic Places. The venue also hosts a variety of other cultural events, musical concerts, and private events (including weddings).
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Gesa Power House Theatre
111 North Sixth Ave.
Walla Walla, Washington 99362