IRON RIVER-Auditions will take place starting Sunday for the West End Players’ next production, “The King and I.”
East versus West makes for this dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam (now Thailand) when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the king to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The king is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna’s assistance in changing his image, if not his ways.
Auditions are set for Sunday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Monday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Windsor Center auditorium.
The cast requires a very large number of people – 17 children (ages five and up), and about 40 teens and adults. There are 13 main parts with lines to learn, and the rest are dancers, wives, guards, priests, slaves and musicians. There are some parts that involve no singing.
The musical will be presented at the Windsor Center May 1, 2, 3 and 4. There is also a need for volunteers to work stage crew, set building/painting, and costumes, hair, and makeup.
For more information contact Louella Holroyd at 284-0520, firstname.lastname@example.org.