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
Composers: Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II
The world's most beloved musical is now available for young performers in Rodgers & Hammersteins 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 familys 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!
Inventory # HL00124211
Series: Getting to Know Musicals
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:
Sister Berthe - Mistress of Novices
Sister Margaretta - Mistress of Postulants
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:
Rolf Gruber - a 17-year-old telegram delivery boy
Max Detweiler - a friend of Captain von Trapp
"The Lonely Goatherd" Ensemble:
Herr Zeller - a Nazi supporter
Baron Elberfeld - a party guest who is against the Nazis
A New Postulant
Admiral von Schreiber - an Admiral in the Nazi Navy German Officials
Contestants in the Festival Concert: