The Getting To Know
Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers.
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein 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.
In this adaptation, the content has been edited to better suit younger attention spans, but all the elements that make this show a classic are still in place. You will be enchanted by the timeless story and the dazzling score, while at the same time learning about theater and its production.
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Preludium – Mother Abbess, Nuns
The Sound of Music – Maria, Ensemble
Maria – Sister Berthe, Sister Sophia, Sister Margaretta, Mother Abbess, Nuns
My Favorite Things – Maria, Mother Abbess
Do-Re-Mi (Part 1) – Maria, von Trapp Children
Do-Re-Mi (Part 2) – Maria, von Trapp Children
Do-Re-Mi (Part 3) – 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
So Long, Farewell – von Trapp Children, Guests
Climb Ev’ry Mountain – Mother Abbess, Nuns
2nd Reprise: The Sound of Music – Children
Reprise: My Favorite Things – von Trapp Children, Maria
Reprise: Do-Re-Mi Into Scene 11 – Captain, Maria, von Trapp Children
Edelweiss – Captain, Maria, von Trapp Children
Finale Ultimo: Climb Ev’ry Mountain – Mother Abbess, Nuns