The University of Iowa
The King and I

The King and I

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ADULT: $80 | $70 | $60
COLLEGE STUDENT: $60 | $50 | $40
YOUTH: $60 | $50 | $40
ADULT: $95 | $85 | $75
COLLEGE STUDENT: $70 | $60 | $50
YOUTH: $70 | $60 | $50

This performance is a Group II event, which can count toward the 20% discount offer when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order, but cannot receive the discount itself.  More about available discounts.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 7:30 pm
Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 7:30 pm
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 6:30 pm

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, The King and I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” and “Something Wonderful.” Winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

The performance on Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 pm will feature an American Sign Language interpreter.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Wayne and Nora Lee Balmer
Donald W. Heineking
The McIntyre Foundation
Mortenson Construction
William H. (deceased and longtime Hancher Partner) and Bertha S. Olin
Sheraton Iowa City Hotel
Edwin and Mary Stone
Herbert A. and Janice A. Wilson

Seating map

Running time: 3 hours


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The weight of skirts: Anna’s costumes in ‘The King and I’
Little Village - Monday, October 16, 2017
On the day of the Women’s March, Jan. 21, 2017, King and I lead actress Heather Botts was onstage in L.A. playing Anna. When she said the line, “I believe women are just as good as men — just as intelligent, just as important,” Botts remembered, the show stopped. The audiences started cheering, roaring in her ears. She knew then she was a part of something, in a time in history that it was important to be telling the story of The King and I.
Review: 'The King and I' offers audience a royal treat
The Gazette - Wednesday, October 11, 2017
IOWA CITY — “The King and I” is something wonderful, from the orchestral overture to the bittersweet ending. The Lincoln Center’s 2015 Tony Award-winning revival breathes new life into the classic elegance of the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein musical. More than a dozen actors, including Jose Llana as the King, have moved from the Broadway cast to the first national tour, onstage through Saturday at Hancher Auditorium
'King and I' revival tour coming to Hancher
The Gazette - Thursday, October 5, 2017
Heather Botts has been whistling a happy tune ever since she saw the 2015 Broadway revival of “The King and I.” And now she’s living her dream. The day after opening in “Dr. Zhivago” on Broadway, she scooted a mile or so up to Lincoln Center to see Rodgers & Hammerstein’s classic musical unfold in all its shimmering glory. The Walla Walla, Wash., native, now based in Manhattan, won’t be on standby when the show comes to Hancher. She’ll step into Anna’s hoop skirts and iconic songs for all six performances Tuesday (10/10) to Oct. 14 in Iowa City.
The Daily Iowan - Thursday, October 5, 2017
“Getting to know you, getting to know all about you. Getting to like you, getting to hope you like me.” Generations of people have been swept away by the classic beauty of The King and I. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical was recently revived, and it will sweep into Hancher from Oct. 10-14. The plot centers on a widowed English teacher named Anna Leonowens and her son, Louis. They are called to Siam by the king in order to teach the king’s wives and children English and to help ease Siam into a more modernized country.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at