“The King and I” will be broadcast from London at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Waterville Opera House, 1 Common St. in Waterville.

This free event is part of the Joy to the Ville festivities. Running time: 3 hours.

Set in 1860s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children.

For more information, call 873-7000 or visit operahouse.org.

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