Friday, August 24, 2007

The King & I

'The King & I' is one of the longest running musicals on Broadway; and we were lucky to catch the play on its Singapore tour last night. I had seen the movie version- ‘Anna & the King’ starring Jodie Foster- but the play had a different charm. The costumes were breathtaking, the Thai dances were beautiful and elegant, the actors (especially the girl who plays Anna) had great singing & acting talent; and some of the lines had first-rate wit & humour.

What made the evening special was also the fact that this was our first visit to the massive ‘Esplanade Theatre’ of Singapore. The theater is grand from inside & architecturally impressive from the outside (its made to resemble a durian, I'm told).

6 comments:

Moi said...

the colors must have been gorgeous, i am sure!!! and it's a beautiful love story :)

and durian as in that stinking fruit u "pulled ur nose at" some time back??????

Radha said...

it is a beautiful unconventional love story. and the cultural differences between the east & west are brought out so well !

and yes, the same durian :-)

Lotus Reads said...

Oh mi god, I grew up watching the movie "King and I" starring Yul Brynner, I absolutely LOVED the songs, you are sooooo lucky to have seen it on stage!!!

DJ said...

kewl..
yeah i have heard about esplanade...
wanna see it once in life... :)
i saw a jagjit singh concert in esplanade... on dvd though :)

Radha said...

Really? Jagjit Singh performed at the Esplanade? Would've loved to watch it!

Megster said...

Radha, I LOVE your S'pore tales!