Lamas in "The King & I"
At North Shore Music Theatre
September 27 – October 9
North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly will
transport audiences back to 1862 Siam when it presents the timeless
Rodgers and Hammerstein classic, "The King and I."
Set to star Lorenzo Lamas (below) as The King of Siam,
the production will play September 27 – October 9.
captivating treasure of wills, wits and wisdom has been enchanting audiences
for almost 60 years. Set against an exotic background, "The King
and I" is the moving, true story of Anna, a young English widow,
who travels with her son to Siam to tutor the children of the King.
In Siam, she encounters an unfamiliar world of grand beauty
mixed with rigid Old World traditions. As the King decides how to bring
his country into a new age, he and Anna begin to see beyond traditions
and prejudices into what makes people special and what makes a man a true
The lush Rodgers and Hammerstein score includes “Getting
to Know You,” “Shall We Dance?,” “I Whistle A
Happy Tune” and “Hello, Young Lovers,”
"The King and I" will star international film, television and
stage actor and singer Lorenzo Lamas as the King of Siam. With more than
four decades in the entertainment industry, Lorenzo is perhaps best known
for his nine year run as Lance Cumson on “Falcon Crest,”
and his five year run as Reno Raines on “Renegade.”
His stage roles include Zach in "A Chorus Line,"
Dracula in "Dracula," and El Gallo in "The
Fantasticks," in which he was directed by Tom Jones,
the show's writer.
Kate Fisher,who will play the role of Anna, has starred
as Cosette in the Broadway production of "Les Misérables"
and originated the role of Jo March in the national tour of "Little
Women." Kate will be joined on stage by Joshua Dela
Cruz, Mel Sagrado Maghuyop, Manna Nichols, Ron Wisniski and Brookline
resident Lisa Yuen. "The King and I" also features
two local young performers, Gloucester resident Jack Favazza
as Anna’s son Louis and Methuen resident Ellis Gage
as the Prince
The ensemble includes Karl Josef Co, Lynn Craig, Jan Javier, Anna
Laghezza, Paul HeeSang Miller, Rommel Pierre O'Choa, Rumi Oyama, Marcus
Shane, Laura Yen Solito, Sai Somboon, Maxine Stewart, Jee Teo, and
Rounding out the cast will be 8 local young performers: Beverly residents
Nekhebet Juch and Uatchet Juch, Middleton
resident Kendall Klipper, Needham residents Alana
Tow and Mikayla Tow, Revere resident Brandon
Barbosa, Salem resident Elizabeth Pasquale and
Wenham resident Abby Spinney.
Richard Stafford returns to North Shore Music Theatre
to direct and choreograph "The King and I." His previous hits
at NSMT include "Crazy for You," "Singin' in the
Rain," "Fame," "Swing!" and
Additional Free Audience Enrichment events include:
Meet the Theatre
October 4 following the 7:30 pm performance.
October 8 following the 2 pm performance.
Join a post-show audience discussion with the artists.
OUT at the North Shore
October 6 following the 7:30 p.m. performance.
An evening for the Gay and Lesbian Community with a post-show reception
(sponsored in part by Ryan & Wood Inc. Distilleries and Sparkling
For tickets and information, stop by the box office at 62
Dunham Road in Beverly, call 978-232-7200 or visit www.nsmt.org.