Getting to know the cast of The King and I

The King of Siam and his loyal subjects have arrived in Melbourne for Opera Australia and John Frost’s The King and I.

The King and I - Melbourne Launch

The King and I – Melbourne Launch

This regal launch for The King and I featured the incredibly talented cast performing well-known favourites from the show including ‘Something Wonderful’ and ‘Getting to Know You’. The later of which featured some rather cute kids of Siam who entranced the audience as they performed alongside Australian television and musical star, Lisa McCune in the lead role of Anna Leonowens.

Unfortunately South Pacific favourite Teddy Tahu Rhodes will not be appearing in the Melbourne season due to prior commitments. It was announced that in his place would be Jason Scott Lee, a martial arts expert from the screen and experienced stage performer who starred as the King of Siam opposite musical theatre heavy-weight Elaine Page during the West End production in 2000.

Check out some photos from tonight’s launch below and to book tickets before they are all captured by the King’s loyal subjects visit:

Melbourne Cast

Anna Leonowens – Lisa McCune
King of Siam – Jason Scott Lee
Lun Tha – Adrian Li Donni
Lady Thiang – Shu-Cheen Yu