Lisa McCune reigns supreme as Anna in lavish Opera Australia production of The King and I (13 Sep 2014)

Jo Litson The Sunday Telegraph 13 September 2014 THE lavish sets and costumes are a feast for the eye in this spectacular John Frost-Opera Australia production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic musical The King and I. However, Lisa McCune shines even brighter than all the gazillions of crystals as Anna, the English widow who becomes...
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BWW Review: The King and I – Sydney (15 Sep 2014)

Emma Cambey Broadway World 15 September 2014 Before Thursday’s opening night, Opera Australia and John Frost’s revival of the Rodger and Hammerstein classic musical The King and I was already a resounding success following positive reviews during it’s run in Melbourne, impressive advanced ticket sales and a Helpmann Award for Best Musical. It was as...
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Australian Stage Review: The King and I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Jack Teiwes Australian Stage 12 September 2014 It may be difficult for some of my generation to entirely appreciate what a tremendous landmark musical The King and I was, with the subsequent eras of hit musicals replete with acrobatic arias, dropping chandeliers, landing helicopters, and flying witches that have come since. The spectacular element of...
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Sydney Chic Review: The King and I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Ron Lee Sydney Chic 12 September 2014 Reviewed on 9 September 2014 Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House Until November 1 Admittedly, I was hoping and anticipating that this most recent production of The King and I would be stupendous. Normally a bit blasé about upcoming theatrical productions, the anticipation had been rising in me for...
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Limelight Review: The King and I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Clive Paget Limelight Magazine 12 September 2014 Regardless of the racism thing, revival abounds in fine performances and glitter. Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House Is The King and I racist? There has been a great deal of ink spilt in Australian journals, blogs and websites over the last few weeks suggesting that there is...
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Daily Review: THE KING AND I – Sydney (12 Sep 2014)

Lloyd Bradford Syke Daily Review 12 September 2014 3.5/5 Since The King & I is set in Siam, it’s only appropriate I address the elephant in the room. Hello, Jumbo. Or is that a derisive name which only serves to perpetuate a pachydermic stereotype? There have been murmurings about inherent racism in this musical and...
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