Jenny Liu, John Adam and More Join Australia's THE KING AND I; Cast Announced!

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Jenny Liu, John Adam and More Join Australia's THE KING AND I; Cast Announced!

Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced additional cast members for their 2014 production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I.

Young soprano Jenny Liu will play the slave girl Tuptim, a gift to the King from the ruler of Burma, and in the roles of British Diplomat Sir Edward Ramsey and Captain Orton will be John Adam (The School For Wives, Frost/Nixon).

The ensemble performers will include Bianca Baykara, William Centurian, Jade Coutts, Teresa Duddy, Vivien Emsworth, Elle Evangelista, Carolyn Ferrie, Chris Fung, Kiana Gallop-Angeles, Ella Jarman,Patrick Jeremy, Leah Lim, Anna McGrath, Seann Matthew Moore, Matthew Nguyen, Rip-Van Parks, Alexis Pedraza-Sampang, Hayanah Pickering, Marcus Rivera, Michelle Rozario, Ariya Sawadivong, Victor Siharath, Nicholas Sopelario andYong Ying Woo.

Lisa McCune will play Anna Leonowens in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by John Frost and Opera Australia. The King of Siam will be played by Teddy Tahu Rhodes in Brisbane and Sydney, and by Jason Scott Lee in Melbourne. The King and I also stars Chinese-born Australian opera singer Shu-Cheen Yu as Lady Thiang and Adrian Li Donni as Lun Tha, and is directed by Christopher Renshaw, with scenic design by Brian Thomson, costumes by Roger Kirk and lighting by Nigel Levings.

The King and I opens in Brisbane at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre in April 2014, then moves to the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in June, followed by a Sydney season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House in September.

For more information, visit www.thekingandimusical.com.au.

SEASON DETAILS:

Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane

Season: From 15 April, 2014

Performance Times: Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues, Wed & Sat 1.30pm & Sun 3pm

Price: From $69.90*

Bookings: qpac.com.au or phone 136 246

Groups of 10 or more 07 3840 7466

Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

Princess Theatre, Melbourne

Season: From 10 June, 2014

Performance Times: Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm

Price: From $79.90*

Bookings: Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 111 011

Groups of 10 or more call 1300 889 278

Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

Tickets on sale 25 November

Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Season: From 9 September

Performance Times: Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Tues & Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm

Price: From $59.90*

Bookings: sydneyoperahouse.com or 9250 7777; Ticketmaster.com.au or phone 1300 723 038

Groups of 10 or more call 02 8240 2290

Premium Tickets & Packages visit SHOWBIZ.COM.AU or 1300 4 SHOWS

* An additional transaction fee and/or a credit/debit payment processing fee may apply

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