The King and I

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Based on “Anna and the King of Siam”
by Margaret Landon

April 13-16, 1966
The State College Senior High School Auditorium

Production Staff

DirectorRobert Bays, Jr.
Production ManagerRobert H. Breon, Jr.
Music DirectorMarion Reed
ChoreographerPatricia Salema Bays
Set DesignJeffrey Moss
Technical DirectorJohn Prettyman
Costume SupervisorSandra Klein
CostumesBarbara Marder
Florence Rowlands
Susie Hess
Myrtle Williams
Dorothy Dix
Betti Henry
Elanor Wettstone
Lillian Beward
Inez Tesi
Caroline Inman
Mary Higashida
Lillis Berry
Betty Meserole
Properties ManagerAdele Haugh
Joanne Orr
PropertiesMarti Lindsay
Bill Shoemaker
Michelle Orlando
Janette LeFrancois
Dotty Dunkel
Makeup ManagerSylvia Strause
MakeupColene Johnson
Marilyn Adams
Peg French
Pat Johnston
Ellen Breon
Frances Lanser
Nancy Saulsbury
Jane Barnes
Teri Williams
Regina DiInaldo
Debbie Roose
Maxine Hartswick
Ann Lykens
Ann Yerg
Beth Gordon
Gretl Yeager
Sally Brewer
Dick Porter
Linda Trotter
Linda Smutzer
Dottie Krecker
Missy Williams
Lights ManagerBob Harris
LightsBen Marsh
Nick Bubash
Rick Wood
John McComb
Set ConstructionEllen Gorlow
Richard Gorlow
Michelle Orlando
Kathy Seyda
Pat Johnston
Robert Schaeffer
Ed Strause
Jean Cameron
Lani Beck
Robert Kendig
Marti Lindsay
W. Alec Rose
D. Franklin Cox
Pam Klaban
Phebe Fritz
Publicity ManagerBill Ackerman
PublicityJudy Rife
Nick Carter
Poster DesignJeffrey Moss
Program EditorMary S. Neilly
Tickets and Box Office ManagerCynthia Campbell
Tickets and Box OfficePat Wilson
Mary Neilly
Virge Neilly
Pat Vaughn
Betty Houser
House ManagerCynthia Campbell
HouseBecky Gamble
Debbie Rider
Susan Sturken
Connie Fraenkel
Dotty Blazosky
Karen Shaw
Sally McClusick
Debbie Noyes
Mike Morse
Steve Simkins
Betsy Suhey
Kathy Suhey
Dotty Dunkel
Gretchen Ludwig
Sally McNichols
Joanne Droege
Pam Klaban

About the Show

The King and I opened on Broadway on March 29, 1951 with Gertrude Lawrence and Yul Brenner in the leading roles, received high praise from the critics, and ran for 3 years. Brooks Atkinson of the New York Times described it as “an original and beautiful excursion into the rich splendors of the Far East done with impeccable taste by two artists and brought to life with a warm romantic score.” John Chapman of the Daily News called it “a boldly and handsomely different kind of musical play.” The story of a Victorian English lady who goes to Siam to serve as tutor to the King’s numerous progeny was first told in the book, Anna and the King of Siam, by Margaret Landon, published in 1944. In 1946 the book was made into movie with the same title and starring Irene Dunne and Rex Harrison. The movie version of The King and I was made in 1956 and starred Deborah Kerr and Yul Brenner.

The Cast

Captain OrtonAdrian Lanser
Louis LeonowensDouglas Specht
Anna LoenowensKay Gamble
Palace GuardsDick Craig
Bill Cloninger
The InterpreterBob VanderMeer
The KralahomeMaurice Henry
The KingRichard Wentz
Lun ThaJeffrey Moss
TuptimLouise Williams
Lady ThiangPat Pemberton
Prince ChululongkornRaul Zimmerman
Sir Edward RamsayRichard Wieand
Uncle ThomasLaRee Carriker
Little EvaJackie Hoover
TopsyNancy Gorlow
ElizaLynn Hoey
Simon of LegreeJane Holtzer
Angel-GeorgeKathy Klein
DogsRise Deutch
Peggy Schaefer
BuddhaBob VanderMeer
Royal Princes and PrincessesPené Shoemaker
Seldon Smith
Karen Higashida
Patti Brunner
Eric Helleberg
Alice Bubash

Eileen Beward
Tom Sulkowski
Katie Lanser
Leanne Czekaj
Cindy Bressler
Elizabeth Dance
Dianne Roulston
Karen Dawson
Kim Dance
Cindy Carriker
Angie Intorre
Ann Cox
Howard Triebold
Laurie Wettstone
Douglas Myers
Steve Myers
Zev Trachtenberg
Dick Kozak
Jim Howell
Laurie Williams
Karen Cole
Meredith Helleberg
Patrick Morse
Mary Elizabeth Lanser
Jim Reber
Barbara Breon
Royal WivesDebbie Gamble
Patty Kneebone
Laurie Friedman
Susi Lupton
Luanne Russell
Marge Morse
Marti Lindsay
Janet Hargleroad
Elizabeth Specht
Phyllis Shearer
Phebe Fritz
Jane Bower
Royal DancersCori Smith
Amy Lehman
Ellen Gorlow
Ann Risheberger
Carolyn Gebhard
Roxanne Williamson
Dianne Truscott