Rehearsals: October 22-November 13, 2013
Previews: November 14-16 (matinee), 2013
Opening: November 16, 2013
Closing: December 29, 2013
Possible extension through: January 12, 2014
KING OF SIAM: 45-60 yrs. Baritone. Strong, proud, in control. Struggling to bring Siam into the modern era without losing control of traditions and power. Strong character actor with presence. Must be able to move gracefully and project royal character.
SIR EDWARD RAMSAY: Middle age, Caucasian. English diplomat and Anna’s former suitor. Will double as Sir Captain Orton, a seasoned English seafarer who brings Anna and Louis to Siam (also a non-singing role).
KRALAHOME: 45-65 yrs. Non-singing role. Second to King, strong traditionalist.
LUN THA: 20-27 yrs. Bari-tenor. Burmese scholar, in love with Tuptim. Frustrated by his powerlessness.
PHRA ALAK: 25-50 yrs. Secretary to The King. May double as The Interpreter.
ANNA LEONOWENS: 30-40. Caucasian. Soprano. Strong-willed, confident, accomplished, passionate teacher who travels to Siam with her son to assume the duties of tutor to the royal household.
TUPTIM: 18-24 yrs. Soprano. “Gift” from the king of Burma. Resents being given away and is in love hopelessly with Lun Tha. Rebellious and daring.
LADY THIANG: 35-50 yrs. Alto/Soprano II. Head Wife, mother of Prince Chulalongkorn. Steady influence in the court.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE (WIVES): Seeking both singers and dancers; some of the wives may dance in "Small House" Ballet.
MALE ENSEMBLE: Seeking both singers and dancers. Will chant/sing as ensemble, and some may dance as well. Athletic build a plus.
NOTE: Those auditioning for Anna should concentrate on the scenes with The King and the scene with Louis, although we may take a look at the others, particularly the scene with Lady Thiang.