This glorious Lincoln Center Theater mounting of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. More…
This classic tale of a British schoolteacher's unexpected relationship with the imperious King of Siam features a cast of more than 50, choreography based on the original by Jerome Robbins, and a score of treasured songs including "Getting to Know You," "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Shall We Dance?" in their original orchestrations.
See it if you like your musicals traditional (including being un-PC) & conventional. And if you want to hear Kelli O'Hara sing (beautifully, natch).
Don't see it if you want something more than fancy costumes and a sweeping, overly sentimental score. (Opinion disclaimer: I just don't like this musical.)
See it if You're satisfied with just a bit of spectacle and some really good singing. Very little humor. Not much dancing. Crap story.
Don't see it if You expect a Broadway musical to be uplifting or at least highly entertaining. First act was long and pretty dull. Second act a bit better.
See it if a well-mounted and visually stunning production with a strong central performance by Kelli O'Hara.
Don't see it if you want a more contemporary musical. This is a classic musical that has some strong moments but also drags in other parts.
See it if you like Kelli OHara and don't mind if the rest of the show lacks energy.
Don't see it if You find it hard to get into a sexist fantasy where one of the major plot lines involves sex trafficking. Hasnt aged well.
See it if Don't mind not understanding a word the king says.Want to see an overated Bartlett Sher revival.. the man who murdered Fiddler on the Roof
Don't see it if you like good revivals
See it if you like classic musicals that are dainty, gorgeous, and vapid. This is about as well executed as that type of show can be.
Don't see it if you want to see something gripping, political, timely, or visceral.
See it if you love the show and want to see a large and ambitious production of it.
Don't see it if you expect to be actively engaged by the production, it is more like viewing a piece of history.
See it if you like traditional muscials and love costumes! Also if you like seeing kids in theater. Super cute.
Don't see it if considering the climate of our country now, I found it misogynistic and offensive. It was hard to watch the king be king and be OK w/it.
See it if you are in love with the music and song of Rogers and Hammerstein.
Don't see it if you want to see a musical revival that is half as good as the revival of South Pacific in the same theater a few seasons back.
See it if you're a lover of the classics, and would enjoy a near by-the-book adaptation that includes stunning costumes and larger-than-life staging.
Don't see it if you're expecting a lively, yet faithful, production. The pacing was slow, and the performance from Ms. O'Hara was good, but not Tony-worthy.
See it if You love the music and the story.
Don't see it if You aren't a fan of the King and I or are from Thailand and upset with the staging of the kings story.
See it if you have never seen the show before. If you have, you will be disappointed. This is just a cut above a third rate touring company.
Don't see it if you saw it in any of its previous productions. The only thing good about this one are the sets.