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Getting to Know... Collection

Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatricals proudly presents the Getting to Know... Collection, adaptations of classic musicals for pre-high school students. The G2K adaptations run approximately 50 to 70 minutes in length and have been created expressly with young performers in mind. 

Here are the audio samplers we have for sale. Learn more about the Getting to Know ... Collection including details about licensing and performing a show!

A Brand New Adaptation by iTheatrics

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

Getting to Know... The Sound of Music

 

Perusal Pack (includes student script and listening CD)

Publisher: Hal Leonard 
Audio Sampler 
Composers: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II 

The world's most beloved musical is now available for young performers in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Getting To Know collection! The story of the von Trapp family begins when the young Maria proves too high-spirited for religious life and is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of the widowed naval Captain von Trapp. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually transforms the stern household. The family’s newfound happiness is eclipsed by the annexation of Austria by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy and the family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II is both thrilling and inspirational. Songs include The Sound of Music, Climb Ev'ry Mountain, Do-Re-Mi, Edelweiss, The Lonely Goatherd, Maria, My Favorite Things, So Long, Farewell, and more!

A note from iTheatrics about this new adaptation:

In each iTheatrics adaptation, we pay special attention to making the material achievable for elementary and middle school students. We modify the music to fit young voices, shorten the running time of the show to make it less daunting for busy educators, and adapt the script to ensure that it's appropriate for the age group (while staying as true as possible to the original story). iTheatrics' adaptations include key points for directors and educators, advice on how to stage tricky sequences, and a number of suggestions and tips from our experience in the field. Every iTheatrics adaptation is workshopped with age-appropriate performers so that we can accurately advise teachers on the challenges they may face during their productions. Every adaptation is vetted both by the iTheatrics team and real, in-the-field teachers and students - and if they can do it, so can you!

 

Special Feature: Instant Digital Downloads!

Once you have been approved for a license, you will receive an email from the Rodgers & Hammerstein organization welcoming you to the Getting To Know...family. This email will include a download link for the following digital resources:

  • Audition-ready materials, including ready-to-print, show-specific audition music, scenes, and even specially created audition accompaniment tracks (Audition accompanist optional!)
  • Show-specific information, including a music cue sheet, props list, scene-by-scene set breakdown, a list of costumes by character, and official show artwork
  • A digital copy of the Production Guide, which you can use on your tablets and mobile devices
  • A complete set of Vocal Tracks for the show - start your rehearsals now!

By accessing these digital resources, you can begin the process of planning your show, and even hold auditions, prior to receiving your printed Production Pack. No more waiting for your show materials to arrive!

 

New Production Pack Resources:

iTheatrics built on the strength of the original Getting To Know... resources and brought them up to date with the best practices from the field. Materials are streamlined and consist of:

  • Production Guide
  • Student Scripts
  • Piano/Vocal Score
  • Accompaniment and Vocal Tracks
  • Guide to Choreography and Staging DVD
  • Digital Resources Disc.

This means fewer physical books for you to carry. It also means that the resources you need most in rehearsals like Vocal Tracks and the Production Guide can be uploaded onto your mobile device. Forgot your Production Guide? No worries, you can now access it on your iPad. This is an industry first, and something that will make putting on a show with young people even better!

$15.00 (US) 
Inventory # HL00124211
UPC: 884088964771
Series: Getting to Know Musicals 
Width: 9.0"
Length: 12.0"
Package Quantity: 1

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

Cast of Characters (in order of appearance)

Maria Rainer - a Postulant at Nonnberg Abbey

Opening Number Ensemble:
Mountains, Trees, Birds, a Brook, etc.

Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices

Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants

Sister Sophia

The Mother Abbess - in charge of the Abbey Nuns

Captain Georg von Trapp - a renowned navy officer

Franz - the butler

Frau Schmidt - the housekeeper

The Children of Captain von Trapp:
Liesl von Trapp - 16 years old
Friedrich von Trapp - 14 years old
Louisa von Trapp - 13 years old
Kurt von Trapp - 10 years old
Brigitta von Trapp - 9 years old
Marta von Trapp - 7 years old
Gretl von Trapp - the youngest

Rolf Gruber - a 17-year-old telegram delivery boy

Max Detweiler - a friend of Captain von Trapp

"The Lonely Goatherd" Ensemble:
Goat, Girl In The Pale Pink Goat, Folks In The Town, Mama

Party Scene:

Herr Zeller - a Nazi supporter

Baron Elberfeld - a party guest who is against the Nazis

Party Guests

A New Postulant

Admiral von Schreiber - an Admiral in the Nazi Navy German Officials

Contestants in the Festival Concert:
The Trio of Saengerbund of Herwegen
Fräulein Schweiger

A Brand New Adaptation by iTheatrics

Music by Richard Rodgers

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp

Overview / Synopsis

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Music - was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

The Sound of Music
[Maria, Ensemble]
Maria
[Sister Berthe, Sister Sophia, Sister Margaretta, Mother Abbess, Nuns]
Do-Re-Mi
[Maria Von Trapp Children]
Sixteen Going on Seventeen
[Liesl, Rolf]
The Lonely Goatherd
[Maria, Goat, Girl in Pale Pink Coat, Von Trapp Children, Ensemble]
Reprise: The Sound of Music
[Von Trapp Children, Captain]
Ländler
[Dance]
So Long, Farewell
[Von Trapp Children, Guests]
Climb Ev'ry Mountain
[Mother Abbess, Nuns]
Reprise: My Favorite Things
[Von Trapp Children, Maria]
Reprise: Do-Re-Mi
[Captain, Maria, Von Trapp Children]
Edelweiss
[Captain, Maria, Von Trapp Children]
Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev'ry Mountain
[Mother Abbess, Nuns]

Created by Rodgers & Hammerstein with iTheatrics, Getting To Know... The Sound of Music has been edited to better suit younger performers, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You and your students will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production.

Run Time: Approximately 50-70 minutes