Tuesday, July 1, 2014



From the beloved library of Rodgers and Hammerstein comes a series of authorised reduced versions of family favourites including THE KING AND I, OKLAHOMA, CINDERELLA, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and STATE FAIR. In addition to these abridged classic shows, Hal Leonard Australia is now proud to announce the long awaited release of Getting to Know... THE SOUND OF MUSIC.

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 despatched 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.

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 theatre and its production.

This wonderful collection of abridged classics is the perfect way to introduce young people to the magic of live theatre!

With durations of approximately 60 minutes, each musical in the Getting to Know Collection (G2K Collection) comes with an all-inclusive Production Pack that contains everything you need to put on the show, including fully orchestrated backing tracks!


Together with new collaborator, iTheatrics, Rodgers & Hammerstein have redesigned the look, feel and content of the Getting To Know… THE SOUND OF MUSIC Production Pack to ensure they are amongst the absolute best educational musicals anywhere.

One of the most exciting new elements is the fully re-conceived Production Guide, patterned after Broadway production show books. This guide walks you through the entire process of presenting the musical and includes Vocal and Accompaniment CDs, a DVD Guide to Choreography and Staging and a Digital Resources Disc. Also included in the Production Pack are Student Scripts, made up of the script and music along with background into the show, as well as a Piano/Vocal Score which includes a piano reduction of the music.

“The newly-designed [Production Pack] will make it even easier for students and teachers to stage their favorite musicals.”
Timothy Allen McDonald, Artistic Director (iTheatrics)


Be inspired by the classic movie we all know and love (and also check out this new clip from a recent Broadway production)...

And for a closer look at the script, take advantage of our special offer!

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Special Perusal Offer only valid between 27/06/14 – 31/08/2014

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