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The King and I- Question

eponine88
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The King and I- Question#0
Posted: 3/3/04 at 5:39pm
Hi all. Just tried out for a local production of the King and I. I have only seen parts of the movie, and never seen the show, so I was wondering if you could help me out. Besides Anna, what female roles are there in this show? Leads, supporting, ensemble, obscure people standing at the side of the stage (this is probably my best bet), you get the point. Thanks!!!!!!!!!
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re: The King and I- Question#1
Posted: 3/3/04 at 5:51pm
Well, all women in the show except for Anna are asian. The only other women in the show are the king's wives, the main role of these is the head wife, I forget her name, and Tuptim, who is a gift to the king. Then, there are the female princesses. But other than that, they are men. There are only four parts in the show that aren't asian, Anna, her son, the sea captain, and some random guy who comes from England who is in love with Anna, forget his name.
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re: re: The King and I- Question#2
Posted: 3/3/04 at 6:12pm
There's the British women who come to the palace for the banquet, but those are strictly walk-on roles.
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re: re: re: The King and I- Question#3
Posted: 3/3/04 at 6:14pm
really?? oh, when I saw it, they didn't have these women
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Thanks guys! I didn't think there were that many women in it, but being that I've never seen the show I couldn't be sure.
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I believe the head wife's name is Lady Thang? or something like that :)
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It's actually Lady Thiang.

And you haven't lived till you've seen an all-white high school production.

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robbie, the first musical i ever saw live was a mixed white/black high school production of the king and i in 1977.

*sniff*

i still tear up today.
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I think i have you guys beat, first time I saw a production of this was when i was in the show for our 5th grade senior show! imagine 5th graders doing this. I can only imagine how the production looked to the audience. re: re: re: re: re: re: re: re: the king and i- question
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Don't they call her Miss Thang in modern productions??
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Tuptim
Lady Tiang

the other wives and the british women that come to visit the King.
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I saw an all-gay production where they called her "Lady Thong". It didn't make sense to me.
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In the reading copy of the show, there are several Amazon slaves (sort of the king's body guards). How tall are you, Eponine?
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I am performing in King and I right mnow. The other main female roles are:
Lady Thiang
Tuptim
Wives(ensemble but very big parts)
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robbiej-you really haven't lived until you have seen an all- white high school production of FLOWER DRUM SONG!

GOOD LUCK EPONINE88!!
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I know this topic has been dead for awhile, but I got an email today which now brings me to revive it.................
I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yah for me hehehe! I was cast as one of the 8 wives of the king. I had just about given up on this production, 'casue I auditioned in February and I didn't hear anything until today but I got in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry for all the exclamation points but I'm pretty excited! LOL
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Congratulations eponine!
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