The King & I: Extended Until May 2013.

The "King & I" was supposed to be only until December 2012 but Resorts World Manila extended it until May of this year!

For this run, however, there will be changes in the cast. Nonie Buencamino will now play King Mongkut.

And Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will now play the schoolteacher Anna. She's so pretty.

Out of curiosity, is it common for directors to make announcements on stage about cast changes and play schedules while the actors are taking their bows? It's the first time I've seen this.

I've seen a couple of shows both here and in New York but I'm just a fan, not an expert, so I won't give a blow-by-blow review of the King and I. All I can say is that although the play is lengthy (almost 3 hours long), the second half held my full attention. The first part had some lull moments but to be fair, never when Anna and the King are both in the scene.

Another thing that's worth noting are the screens on each side of the stage that focuses on the actors while on-stage. It's good because the audience can see the facial expressions even if they are seated far away. But it also works to a disadvantage because the audience gets distracted by it, missing the other things happening on stage.

That night, the cast got a standing ovation. I'm glad T's sister Michelle (check out her blog I Love Coco Cakes) asked me to go :)

The King and I
Show Date: 11 January 2012

Resorts World Manila
Pasay City

Tel No.: (632) 836-6333

RW Manila Ticket Reservations

Ticket Rates
VIP - P2,400
Premiere - P2,000
Deluxe - P1,600
Balcony - P1,000

Show Schedule
Friday 8 PM
Saturday 2 PM & 7 PM
Sunday 2 PM & 7 PM

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