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      The King and I musical to be performed this weekend

      The West End Players are at it again. Last spring they performed "The Sound of Music", this year is another Rogers and Hammerstein classic: "The King and I".

      Set in the 1860's, the story takes place in Siam, where English widow and teacher Anna is sent to instruct the many children of the king. The production includes an extensive cast and classic period costumes. The kids in the play say they've enjoyed the months of rehearsing in preparation for this weekend.

      â??It gives me something to do, and I think it's fun to perform in front of audiences and get to share my talents with others,â?? said actress Jenna Gray.

      â??Itâ??s fun hanging around the kids, getting to know people better, singing, talking a lot. I don't really have the accent down yet. Iâ??m still working on it; Iâ??m almost there,â?? said James Swanson, who plays the Kingâ??s son.

      Although they've been practicing since January, they say they still get nervous.

      â??Iâ??ve been in other plays, but I always get nervous on the first performance,â?? said actress, Elise Golberg.

      â??Iâ??ve been in front of many more people, but still I get the butterflies,â?? Gray said.

      Itâ??s a classic production performed by extremely talented actors and actresses, and with the memorable songs, it'll be a musical you might find yourself going to every night.

      Performance Dates:

      Thursday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. CT

      Friday, May 2 at 6:30 p.m. CT

      Saturday, May 3 at 6:30 p.m. CT

      Sunday, May 4 at 2:00 p.m. CT

      Tickets are $7.00 and children ages three and under are free. All performances are at the Windsor Center in Iron River.