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Getting to Know

Getting to Know


R & H Theatricals proudly presents the Getting To Know... Collection, adaptations of classic musicals for pre-high school students. The Getting To Know... adaptations run approximately 50 to 70 minutes in length and have been created expressly with young performers in mind. These shows are restricted to use with actors in Grades K-9 only. The comprehensive Production Pack materials ensure that any enthusiastic teacher can produce a hit show!

Important: Due to the fact that "grandrights" must be obtained for licensing and performance of Getting to Know You Shows, certain restrictions do apply:

  • Performances must be done by accredited schools using actors in grade 9 or under only. All other organizations must contact Rodgers & Hammerstein directly.
  • Your purchase price includes the materials in the showkit plus unlimited performing rights for one year. Upon placing your order, you will receive a performance rights license from Hal Leonard Corporation. After the completed license is returned to Hal Leonard, they will send out the complete Showkit (non-returnable). Twisted Plays will then send you an invoice for the material.
  • Products may be sold only in the United States.

The comprehensive ShowKit materials ensure that any enthusiastic teacher can produce a hit show!

  • (20) Libretto/Vocal Books (songs transposed into youth-friendly keys)
  • (10) Chorus Books
  • (2) Piano/Vocal Scores
  • (1) Director's Guide
  • (includes detailed notes on pre-production through opening night)
  • (2) Director's Scripts
  • (1) Study Guide (based on the Basic Standards of K-12 Education)
  • (1) Guide Vocal CD (CD to assist your cast in learning the songs)
  • (1) Orchestral Accompaniment CD (CD to which the production may be performed)
  • (1) Guide to Musical Staging DVD

Perusals are NO LONGER available for these shows.

  • Performances must be done by accredited schools using students only.
  • Sorry, orders cannot be processed for Community Theatres, Children's Theatres or Performing Arts schools which do not have an academic curriculum.


Broadway Collection musicals make take ~1 week to process since a separate licensing contract must be signed. Please plan to accordingly to order these shows.

Item Number: G2KFOOT
Getting To Know... FootlooseStage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter BobbieBased on the Original Screenpl Dean PitchfordMusic by Tom SnowAdditional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim SteinmanOne of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live sta..
$600.00 $650.00
Item Number: HL08744569
Getting to Know... Oklahoma!Music by Rodgers, RichardBook and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Based on the playOriginal Dances by Agnes de Mille   Overview / Synopsis Rodgers & Hammerstein's first collaboration remains, in many ways, their most innovative. The landmark musical OKLAHOMA! s..
$600.00 $650.00
Item Number: HL08745031
Getting to Know... Once Upon A MattressMusic by Mary RodgersLyrics by Marshall BarerBook by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer   Overview / Synopsis If you thought you knew the story of "The Princess and The Pea," you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, ..
$600.00 $650.00
Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA
Item Number: HL08744441
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN DISCONTINUEDG2K CinderellaMusic by Rodgers, RichardBook and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIGetting To Know... Cinderella - The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm, and elegance. The beloved story ..
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music
Item Number: HL08754014
Getting to Know... The Sound of MusicMusic by Rodgers, RichardLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Adapted by Tom Briggs and Timothy Allen McDonald Suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp   Overview / Synopsis The final collaboration b..
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Item Number: HL08751741
G2K State FairMusic by Richard RodgersLyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIBook by Tom Briggs and Louis Mattioli   Overview / Synopsis Rodgers & Hammerstein's only musical written directly for the screen is now a stage musical that's had critics raving from coast to coast. Set against the color..
$500.00 $650.00
Item Number: HL09970462
Getting to Know... The King and IMusic by Rodgers, RichardBook and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIThe Getting To Know Series: Uniquely adapted musicals specifically for youth performers. East versus West makes for a dramatic, richly textured and ultimately uplifting tale of enormous fascination. It i..
$600.00 $650.00
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Broadway Collection FAQ

Your Performance License is good for 12 months. You can keep all the materials after the 12 month period, but the materials are not reusable.

You will need to purchase a new kit and sign a new performance license if you would like to perform the show again at another time. The materials are not re-useable, refundable or transferable.

The shows that can be videotaped with the purchase of a Video License at $75 include:

  • Disney's Aladdin JR.
  • Disney's Aladdin KIDS
  • Annie JR.
  • Annie KIDS
  • Disney's The Aristocats KIDS
  • Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR.
  • Disney's Cinderella KIDS
  • Dear Edwina JR.
  • Magic Tree House: Dinosaurs before Dark KIDS
  • Elf The Musical JR.
  • Fame JR.
  • The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR.
  • Disney's Frozen JR.
  • Magic Tree House: A Ghost Tale for Mr. Dickens JR.
  • Guys and Dolls JR.
  • Disney's High School Musical 2 JR.
  • Disney's High School Musical JR.
  • Honk! JR.
  • Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR.
  • Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS
  • Magic Tree House: The Knight at Dawn KIDS
  • Disney's The Lion King JR.
  • Disney's The Lion King KIDS
  • Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.
  • Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR.
  • Mary Poppins JR.
  • Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR.
  • Peter Pan JR.
  • Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS
  • Seussical JR.
  • Seussical KIDS
  • Shrek The Musical JR.
  • Singin' in the Rain JR.
  • Disney's Winnie the Pooh KIDS

Main restrictions: video recordings are for cast/crew/families only, can't be sold and can't be broadcast in any way including on the Internet.

The remaining shows do not allow videotaping. Parents cannot tape, even just for their own personal in-home use. It has nothing to do with how the tape would be used, not being sold, etc. It all comes down to legal copyright rights. Here is how Music Theatre International explains it:

Unfortunately, the rights to videotape are not available. Copyright law gives authors the exclusive right to control the reproduction of their work. When a license is granted for a live stage production of a show, that license does not include the right to tape it because the authors retain the sole right to decide when or if their work is recorded in any way. Even a videotape made for classroom use, as a personal memento or as an archival school record violates the authors' separate right to reproduce their work. In most cases, the authors have already granted such rights exclusively to film or television companies, in which case videotaping this show would also be infringing upon the rights granted by the authors to a third party.

There is no broadcasting of the show in any way, even if you've signed a video license. The license specifically restricts the right to broadcast your performance on YouTube, any school channel, etc.

No. All performers are required to be in the 9th grade or under when the show is performed.

No. The show must be performed exactly as it has been provided to you in the ShowKit™ materials and you cannot delete, alter or make changes of any kind in the text of the play, the musical numbers, characters or characterizations.


With the MTI ShowKit™ that comes with every Broadway Junior show, there's no way to fail! Even teachers with no theatrical training or experience can easily put on a successful production. All ShowKits™ contain helpful materials enabling you to make your musical the ultimate interdisciplinary teaching tool.

The ShowKit™ includes*:

  • Director's Guide
    • Tips and suggestions on casting, rehearsals, directing, choreography, costumes, sets, props, lighting and more
    • Curriculum Connections featuring educational activities and lesson plans tied to the show
  • 30 Actor Scripts - For all the actors to customize and keep
  • Performance Accompaniment & Guide Vocal Tracks
    • Adapted from the original Broadway orchestrations and professionally produced
    • Great keys for young singers
    • Guide-vocal tracks allow students to "sing along" - learning the music is easy and fun
    • Fully orchestrated accompaniment-only tracks are excellent for live performances with good tempos and easy-to-follow cues
  • One Piano/Vocal Score
    • Complete scores for the director and rehearsal/performance pianist
    • Complete piano/vocal score with script cues
    • Transposed into age-appropriate keys
    • Easy-to-read format
  • Choreography Videos
    • Instructional choreography videos with world-renowned choreographer Steven Kennedy
    • Steven shows you everything you need to know to handle the dance portions of your MTI Broadway Junior Collection® title
  • Downloadable Resources
    • Audition materials
    • Customizable press release
    • Customizable show program
    • Helpful templates

* Some showkits have additional or fewer components. See specific show web pages for exact contents.


We've been busy updating all of our ShowKits™ to ensure they remain the best educational resource in the industry. One of the most exciting new elements is the fully re-conceived Director's Guide, patterned after Broadway production show books. In addition to all of the content you love in the classic Director's Guide, features of the new Director's Guide include:

  • A three-ring binder allowing you to carry all of your production information in one place and expand and customize the binder to meet your production needs
  • The Actor's Script section of the Guide features a full-sized script for easier viewing
  • Expanded resources in all production and curriculum areas that reach three levels of directing experience: beginning, intermediate and advanced
  • Downloadable resources including audition materials and editable forms


Each Showbox includes:

  • 30 Cast Script/Vocal Books
  • Director's Script
  • 2 Piano/Vocal Scores
  • Guide Vocals CD
  • Performance Tracks CD
  • Logo Pack CD

TRW is thrilled to announce the inclusion of two vital production resources in our Young@Part® ShowBox: choreographic videos brought to you by The Original Production (TOP), and Digital Backdrops from Broadway Media Distribution (BMD). We consider these creative elements - choreography and scenic design - as crucial to the production value of a show. Your Digital Backdrops and Choreographic Videos will be delivered digitally as soon as you've booked your Young@Part® license. We can't wait to give you access to these incredible production tools so you can see firsthand what the excitement is about.


TOP Choreographic Videos provide step-by-step instruction from Broadway choreographers, giving you and your cast the training to execute each number in the show. Whether you use the choreography as is or adapt it for the unique needs of your cast, this thorough teaching tool is a framework for bringing memorable dance numbers to your show. TOP not only breaks down the dance sequences, but also examines the history and development of each style of movement in the show. Teachers consistently share with us how TOP has helped challenge and motivate their students, provide development for their choreographers, and bring a "wow factor" that thrills their audiences.

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