The King and I

Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers
Based on the novel "Anna and the King" by Margaret Landon

East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It is 1862 in Siam when an English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son arrive at the Royal Palace in Bangkok, having been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. The King is largely considered to be a barbarian by those in the West, and he seeks Anna's assistance in changing his image, if not his ways. With both keeping a firm grip on their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and, eventually, respect one another, in a truly unique love story. Maria Matters will direct the production.

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The King & I Wine & Cheese Party

Join Footlite's Entr'acte Board for a FREE Wine and Cheese Party after the Saturday, May 14th production of The King & I!

Sample fine wines, grab some hors d'oeuvres and chat with the cast and crew of The King & I! Our wine sponsor for the evening is Easley Winery located in downtown Indianapolis!


Anna: Susan Smith
King: Michael Davis
Captain: Bob Jessen
Kralahome: Bernard Wurger
Sir Edward: Malcolm Malcolmson
Lady Thiang: Brenna Campbell
Tuptim: Virginia Vought
Lun Tha: Jordan Donica
Louis: Thomas Whitcomb
Prince Chululongkorn: Cormac Doebbeling
Priest: David Stine
Interpreter: Todd Holder

The Royal Children

Bronwyn Doebbeling
Lauren Frank
Lauren Graves
Jake Hampton
Ethan Holder
Noah McCullough
Madison Moll
Graysen Montel
Morgan Patterson
Grace Rehmel
Abraham Rittenhouse
Jamera Robinson
Alexis Rouse
Katherine Ruegger
Emma Socey
Anastasia Stine
Rowen Whitcomb
Shelby Wood

The Royal Wives

Molly Campbell
Rachel Kress
Emmi Malcolmson
Shannon Rehmel
Nezhla Sanderson
Lindsey Scott
Michelle Wafford

Guards and Monks

Brad Doebbeling
Todd Holder
David Merriweather
Matthew Socey
David Stine
Steve Wood


Brad Doebbeling
Malcolm Malcolmson


Eliza: Jaime Higgins
Uncle Thomas: Ethan Holder
Topsy: Katie Reynolds
Little Eva: Rowan Whitcomb
Simon of Legree: Sydney Tate
Angel, George: Morgan Patterson


Sarah Barron
Jessica Colson
Caitlyn Corcoran
Anna Elliott
Alexandra Hill
Graysen Montel
Alexis Rouse



Michela Bailey
Taylor Bauer
Jessica Brown
Aja Fitzpatrick
Jazlyn Lauster
Emmi Malcolmson
David Merriweather
Steve Wood


Bekah Edmonds
Bethany Rainbolt
Natalie Rainbolt



Madelyn Brite
Hayley Corey
Jake Hampton


Producers: Scott Hainey, Marianne Malcolmson
Director: Maria Matters
Choreographer: Julieann Bandy
Vocal Director: Trevor Fanning
Assistant Musical Director: Brenna Campbell
Costumer: Stephen Hollenbeck
Stage Manager: Perry Hilficker
Properties Mistress: Carol Kirk
Make-Up Design: Marla-Dee Lawless
Scenic Design: Ed Trout
Technical Director: Michael Davis
Consulting Director: Ellie Sellars


Conductor: Larry A. BoneBright
Flute: Karen Frass
Flute: Alberta Lathan
Oboe: Barb Howes
Clarinet: LeyAnne Perkins
Clarinet: Julie Oelker
Clarinet: Mary Oelker
Bassoon: Teri Inveiss
Bassoon: Zebulon Watkins
Violin: Diane Smith
Violin: Tish Porter
Viola: Cindi Sifers


Cello: Jen Weber
Cello: Andy Ross
French Horn: Kathy Dundon
Trumpet: Eric Albright
Trumpet: Damon Clevenger
Trumpet: Bob Stuper
Trombone: Pete Heins
Trombone: Bob Blacketer
Piano: Linda Terrel
Harp: Phillip Carlisle
Bass: Andrew Wahnsiedler
Percussion: Patti Walker


May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15,
20, 21 and 22, 2011


Fridays & Saturdays: 8pm
Sundays: 2:30pm