Shall We Dance – The King and I in Melbourne

The King and IThe Urban Ma The King and I

Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s The Kind and I
Princess Theatre Melbourne June – August 2014 

After a long and productive day in the office, the Princess Theatre was my after-work destination (after a stop at Shanghai Street for dumplings of course!). We were invited to see MElbourne’s latest musical offering, the enchanting, King and I. I’d only ever seen the 1956 classic on video so I was super excited to see Jason Scott Lee play Yul Brynner’s strict but passionate character, the King of Siam.

Mesmerising costumes, beautiful music and an amazingly talented cast brought the love story to life with crowd favourites “Getting to Know You” and “Shall We Dance”. The unforgettable melodies brought back childhood memories of waltzing around the lounge room extremely fast in an attempt to mimic the scene.

With the official opening night in Melbourne tonight and new seats released yesterday, I think I just might be seeing you in the audience for another memorable night at the theatre. What is your favourite musical you watched as a child?

Princess Theatre MelbourneThe Urban Ma at the Princess Theatre

Ravishingly detailed props and costumes

etc etc etc The Urban Ma cocktails

 Themed cocktails! Etcetera, Etcetera, Etcetera 🙂


During intermission we stumbled across the cutest little grocer/cafe – Spring Street Grocer. Authentic European items with a dcheese cellar and late night coffee.

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 The charismatic Jason Scott Lee was such a sweetheart spending time signing autographs and taking pictures with his fans.

The Urban Ma with Jason Scott Lee