High School Enchants with “King and I” Performance

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Students at the high school performed their incredible rendition of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I” to members of the school district and Freeport community on April 8 and 9. The rousing musical, which also featured students from Freeport’s elementary schools, served as an entertaining reminder of the talented musicians, actors and artists throughout the district.

The play, which was directed by Bayview Avenue fourth-grade teacher Geraldine LaPenne, depicted the clash of Eastern and Western cultures through a portrayal of conflict between a modern American governess and a king bound to ancient customs. The main cast included standouts Michael Desir as King of Siam, Jasmine Euell and Stefanie Workman as Anna Leonowens, Jasmine Elaine Ferrer as Tuptim, Kevin Jackson as Lun Tha and Makayla Willcocks as Lady Thiang.

Students performed two well-attended shows at the high school’s Performing Arts Center, and audience members expressed their appreciation with several rounds of ovation throughout. Congratulations to all students and staff who contributed to the amazing and memorable performance of “The King and I.”