And the Musical Is…

Temple City High School is proud to present the annual musical.

Written by PAULINE CHEN / Published October 19, 2012

The 48th annual Temple City High School spring musical that will be held on March 8-10, 2013 at the San Gabriel Mission playhouse was announced on October 4, 2012.

This year’s musical premiered in March 29, 1951 is The King and I written by Oscar Hammerstein II and music written by Richard Rogers.

Auditions to take part in this exciting production are held in November and are open to students from grades 3-12.

The King and I is a novel-based production that tells the tale of an appealing British school teacher, Anna Leonowens, who is hired to join the king’s efforts in pursuit to modernize his country.

The relationship between Anna and the King of Siam are held together by ambivalent strings of emotions that feature conflict as much as affection.

The musical is regarded as Temple City High School’s most noted performances of the year, and in the past have won many John Raitt Awards, outperforming many of the local high school musicals.

Awards include Student Orchestra of the Year to TCHS Pit Orchestra and individual awards to Carrie Sayphraraj for Comedienne of the Year and David Emerson for Supporting Actor of the Year for the previous year’s production Guys and Dolls.

Senior Max Ozer, who played the lead role Sky Masterson in Guys and Dolls, says  that performing “was a great feeling” he also added that “even though it was my first real part in a production, it felt so natural and was really life changing.”

Senior Dorene Zhou and principle cellist of Honors Orchestra, says that “watching people bustling on stage in rhythm with the music we were playing was really fun”

The endless hours of rehearsals put into this production shows; she adds that she enjoyed participating in them because “it was exciting to feel like you were an important contributor to a pretty large scale production, and music is obviously extremely critical to any musical.”

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