Royal Drama

We’re pretty sure that Margaret Landon, author of the 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam, didn’t picture the handsome, mild-mannered Lou Diamond Phillips as the lead in the Broadway adaptation, about a governess to the children of Siamese King Mongkut in the 1860s. Fortunately, the smooth multi-racial actor is able to pull off the role of the boorish leader in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King and I quite nicely in this polygamy-centered classic tale of East meets West. Tonight’s performance begins at 8 (the show runs through Sunday), and tickets cost $10-$85. See kcstarlight.org for more information.

Mon., June 6, 8 p.m.; Tue., June 7, 8 p.m.; Wed., June 8, 8 p.m.; Thu., June 9, 8 p.m.; Fri., June 10, 8 p.m.; Sat., June 11, 8 p.m.; Sun., June 12, 8 p.m., 2011