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Last night I trekked over to Memphis and watched The King and I at The Orpheum Theater! It’s no secret that I am musical loving freak. This year alone I have seen The Little Mermaid, The Sound of Music, The Phantom of the Opera and Cinderella. I’m telling you, if there is a musical anywhere near me that I haven’t seen and I’m off work I am so there. My hobbies could be worse…that’s what I keep telling myself anyway. LOL!
I actually bought my ticket to see The King and I a while ago and realized while I was on my way to Memphis last night that I didn’t even really know what it was about. And now I feel really silly saying that. HA! Wasn’t it made into a movie with Jodi Foster or am I just completely imagining that??
I got to The Orpheum right as the sun was setting and the sign was completely gorgeous. It wasn’t too hot (like it was in July when I saw The Little Mermaid and thought I was going to have a heat stroke walking around Beale Street before the show started) and the excitement in the air was contagious!!
I got there about 20 minutes before the show started which wound up being a blessing because the lines to get in weren’t too long and the lobby was easy to navigate. I also had a fantastic aisle seat so I had all the leg room I wanted!! It was glorious!!
And as for the show itself, The King and I was fantastic!! I loved that I went into it with zero expectations because I had no idea what to expect and I freaking loved it. I actually knew a few of the songs and the story was so so so good!! Now I think I need to find the movie, HA!
The only issue I had was this crazy drunk couple that sat in front of me…they were swayed their way to their seats and kept sloshing the wine around in their cups so much I’m surprised it didn’t wind up all over them. #UGH The woman sang all the songs really loudly and kept waving her arms in the air. #Annoying And they kept making out (very sloppily) and I saw her tongue go into his ear more than I ever cared to. I seriously wanted to say something to them and the people sitting in front of them, beside them, and beside me actually got up and left the theater. It was really disturbing. Why do I always wind up next to weird people at the theater??? #Awkward
Overall I loved The King and I and if you ever get the chance then I highly suggest you go see it!
Have you seen The King and I??
Do you like musicals??