Careers in the Performing Arts: The King and I

One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score which features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

Introduce your students to professionals from this Broadway show.  Our guest panelists will discuss their careers, education, skills and the realities of working on a touring show. Your students will have the opportunity to interact with the panel and ask their ownquestions as well. Our Teacher’s Resource Guide connects the experience to your classroom curriculum and can be downloaded at: playhousesquare.org/eduresource

Careers in the Performing Arts Common Core Standards

ELA: Communication Standard (Oral & Visual) A, D

ELA: Research Standard B, C, E

ELA: Writing Process Standard A. C

A&C: Career Exploration & Development Competency: 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.2.3, 1.3.2, 1.3.4

A&C: Influences on the Performing Arts Competency: 17.3

A&C: Personal Employability Traits Competency: 2.1.2, 2.1.3, 2.1.4

Drama/Theatre: Connections, Relationships and Applications:

Standard C

R.CCR.7, SL.CCR.1, SL.CCR.4, W.CCR.1, W.CCR.4, W.CCR.5, W.CCR.6,

W.CCR.7, W.CCR.10

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