KING & I Scenic Flow Chart, as scripted, and Comments February 26, 2006
SCENE 1: DECK OF THE CHOW PHYA
PROPS: Captain Orton smoking a pipe.
Deck is crowded with boxes and crates of furniture
Two deckhands carry on a trunk
“I Whistle a Happy Tune”
PROPS: 4 Siamese Slaves with knives
SCENE 2: INTERMEDIATE SCENE … INTERIOR DROP
SCENE 3: KING’S LIBRARY IN THE ROYAL PALACE
SCENERY/PROPS: King sits on his royal platform dictating to his secretary.
"Royal Dance Before the King”
PROPS: Tuptim carried in on a Palanquin from the Prince of Burma.
“My Lord and Master”
PROPS: Anna’s letter of employment from the King
Handbag, parasol, gloves. (Costumes???)
Locket with husband’s picture (Costumes???)
“Hello, Young Lovers”
“The March of the Siamese Children”
SCENE 3: EXTERIOR DROP (Cross over)
PROPS: Group of priest cross-over (props?)
“Is a Puzzlement”
SCENE 4: THE SCHOOLROOM
PROPS: Large Stand with Map. Ancient Map showing a very large Siam with a heroic figure of an armored king superimposed. Adjoining is a much smaller Burma, with a pathetic naked figure. Blue ocean, Red Siam. Green Burma. School supplies and Books.
“Royal Bangkok Academy”
PROPS: Anna’s pointer.
Reveals roll down map of 1862 world map in mercator projection.
“Getting to Know You”
PROPS: Book for Tuptim.
“We Kiss in a Shadow”
CROSS-OVER FOLLOWING SCHOOLROOM (BOOM)
“Is a Puzzlement (Reprise)”
SCENE 5: ANNA’S BEDROOM
PROPS: Bed. Furniture.
Watch pinned on dress (Costume???)
Lady Thiang rings bell hanging by door.
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?”
CROSS-OVER INTERIOR (BOOM)
SCENE 6: THE KING’S LIBRARY
PROPS: Large English Bible.
Notebook with pencil
Gong and striker
“Finale to Act One”
Bow to Buddha.
SCENE 1: RECEPTION HALL OF THE PALACE (SCHOOLROOM)
PROPS: Floor and tables are covered with dress-making materials.
Chinese artist is painting the face of one of the ladies. Make-up.
“Western People Funny”
PROPS: Anna enters with napkins
King give Anna a piece of paper with list of subjects for discussion.
Sir Edward Ramsay with monocle. (Costumes???)
DANCE Sir Edward and Anna
SCENE 2: EXTERIOR (BOOM) Cross-over
“I Have Dreamed”
SCENE 3: INTERIOR BOOM
PROPS; Dancers place props for ballet
Musicians enter. Set up for show.
SCENE 4: THE THEATRE PAVILLION
“Small House of Uncle Thomas”
PROPS: Discuss with Choreographer.
Small House of Uncle Tom
Baby in her arms
Hides in Forest
Simon beats every slave
Frozen River (Ice Skating Dance)
Praise to Buddha
WE NEED A CROSS-OVER BOOM TO CHANGE SCENERY
SCENE 4: KINGS LIBRARY
PROPS: Anna is seated on stack of books
King smokes a long cigar
King’s Ring to Anna
“Song of the King”
“Shall We Dance”
EXTERIOR BOOM Cross Over
DANCE Check with Choreographer
2 cymbals lead
8 girls with puppets
4 grotesque midgets
3 giants, with enormous heads on poles.
2 girls dancing like birds
SCENE 5: ANNA’S HOUSE
PROPS: Dismantled, as for leaving.
Oriental Coffee Table w/ a cushion on it
Door with grillwork to see outside
Scroll letter to Anna from the King
INTERIOR BOOM Cross-Over
SCENE 6: THE KING’S STUDY
PROPS: King is propped up on a bed.
Pile of books (book seat)
Notepad for taking dictation
“Whistle a Happy Tune (Reprise)”
“He Can Be Wonderful”
END OF SHOW