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Cockpit in Court Summer Theater opens with "The King and I"

Cockpit in Court Summer Theater opens with "The King and I"

The opening of Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre is a sign of the season for local theatergoers. It's kicking off its 40th season on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore County with a production of "The King and I" that has voices as bright as the costumes. This beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical combines exotic Siamese decor, Broadway glitz, memorable tunes and an endearing story about the quasi-romantic friendship between the autocratic 19th-century King of Siam and the strong-willed English woman hired to instruct the King's children, Anna Leonowens, who is not reluctant to also teach the King a few things about civil behavior. It's a...

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