Thursday, October 06, 2005

Big Shoe Stu = Yul Brenner??

Are you leveraging all of your talents, not just in support of your show .. but also all sides of a well-rounded life and career? Check this out from KMLE, Phoenix afternoon legend Stu Evans:

Please join Me for “The King and I” at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre
The beautiful Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “ The King and I ” is at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, October 7 th to November 6th. My daughter Maya and I would love to have plenty of support in the audience, so please make your reservations now to see this wonderful musical about a stubborn King and a determined English governess, charged with educating the King’s many wives and children. Show times are 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm and 6pm Sundays. Maya plays one of the King’s wives and I play the “Kralahome” – the king’s right-hand man. While Maya is in almost every show, I will be in Sunday 6pm performances, as well as the 2pm show on October 23, ONLY. So, our first show together is this Sunday, October 9th, 6 PM.

This will be a show you’ll always remember. For local theatre, it is truly amazing! Costumes have been ordered and flown in from Thailand, 1860’s Bangkok has been re-created in a visually-stunning set; dancers use fabulous masks in beautiful, traditional dances; etcetera, etcetera. For those unfamiliar with this story, The King and I is based on the memoirs of Anna Leonowens, an English widow who has been engaged by the King of Siam to teach Western ideas and philosophies to the members of the Royal family. But when centuries-old Siamese traditions clash with new Western ideas, the King and Anna find themselves in a battle of wills in this truly unique love story that features familiar songs like I Whistle A Happy Tune, Something Wonderful, Shall We Dance and Getting To Know You.

Tickets are $22 ($20 for students/seniors) in advance, and $25 day of the show. Consider bringing everyone in your family—this Broadway showpiece is suitable for all ages.
For reservations, call 480-483-1664. Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre is located at 4720 N. Scottsdale Road, at the SW corner of E. Highland Ave., and N. Scottsdale Rd. From the Pima/101 expressway—take either the Chaparral Rd. or Indian School exit, and head west to Scottsdale Rd. The theatre is the free-standing building that sits north of Camelback Rd., just north of Scottsdale Fashion Square mall.

Thanks so much for coming to see us – you will love it!

-- Stu (Evans) … your beloved family member, co-worker, friend, acquaintance, guy who sends annoying e-mail (pick one)

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