This August, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s famous musical, The King & I, will hit the stage at Wolf Trap. The original run of The King & I was awarded 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Actress, and Best Actor and includes the classic songs “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Happy Young Lovers,” and my favorite, “Shall We Dance.” I’m sure the majority of you are familiar with the King & I’s heart-rending story line of a British schoolteacher who tames the heart of the unbendable King of Siam – but, its gorgeous music and dance makes it a classic that can never be seen too many times!
You can choose from the following performances: August 31st at 8:00 PM; September 1st at 2:00 PM or 8:00 PM; and September 2nd at 2:00 PM or 8:00 PM. And, tickets range in price from $20 – $80, depending on the time and location of your seat. For those of you on a budget, I highly recommend the Lawn Seats – many of our friends get there early (to insure a good seat) and take a picnic dinner to enjoy while they wait for the performance to begin.
Or, for those of you who would rather not cook, Wolf Trap’s Ovations Restaurant offers a pre-event buffet or á la carte items from your favorite area restaurants, including J. Paul’s, Georgia Brown’s, Neyla, Paulo’s, and more. Ovations opens 2 ½ hours prior to show time, and reservations are strongly recommended. For a slightly cheaper option, let Capital Restaurant Concepts, Official Picnic Caterer of the Wolf Trap Foundation, prepare your picnic under the stars.
The King & I is just one of the many shows that will be held at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center this summer. Be sure to check out their entire list of performances – you will find it difficult to just pick one! Some of the events I’ve drooled over are Yanni, the Pirates of Penzance, ABBA, and the Sound of Music Sing-A-Long.
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The best part? We have a family four pack of tickets to the King & I (you can choose your show, subject to availability) to give to one of my lucky readers. To enter, just let me know your favorite of Wolf Trap’s summer performances! This contest is open to the US and will close at 11:59 PM on June 14, 2012. I will draw the winner by Random.org, and they will have 48 hours to respond to the email notification that they won. I will then put them in touch with my contact at Wolf Trap, and they will be able to coordinate ticket pick-up, show of choice, and date.