**** Recommended **** Lyric Opera’s production of “The King and I” is absolutely stunning! I had very high expectations for this production, which, I’m happy to say, it exceeded. The only negative I would note – at certain times I couldn’t understand some of the words. I don’t know if that was a microphone problem or a diction problem, but it was a shame! Otherwise, everything about this production is gorgeous! I give “The King and I” 4 BIG Spotlights!
“The King and I” runs through May 22nd at the Lyric Opera, 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago. Running time is 3 hours with one intermission. Performances are Tuesdays at 7:00 pm; Wednesdays at 1:30 pm; Thursdays at 1:30 and 7:00 pm; Fridays at 7:00 pm; Saturdays at 1:30 and 7:00 pm; and Sundays at 1:30 pm. Tickets range from $29 (Upper Balcony) to $149 (Main Floor Front). Parking is available in several nearby locations; the most reasonably priced is the InterPark at 230 W. Washington (corner of Washington and Franklin). FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.
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