History comes alive with this first release in a new collection of musical adaptations! From the beloved library of Rodgers and Hammerstein, The King and I is classic musical theater at its best, combining drama, music, dance and stagecraft for an unforgettable experience! Based on Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon, with book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a dazzling score by Richard Rodgers, this musical tells the classic story of the English widow, Anna Leonowens, and her young son and their life at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Anna has been summoned by the King to serve as tutor to his many children and wives. While they both retain their respective traditions and values, Anna and the King grow to understand and eventually respect one another in this unique and uplifting story of East meets West. Running approximately 70 minutes, Getting to Know... The King and I is the perfect show to introduce young people up through 9th grade to the wonders of live theater. The all-inclusive ShowKit provides all you need to make your production a success! The ShowKit includes: * Director's Guide * 2 Piano/Vocal Scores * 20 Libretto/Vocal Books (with detailed staging and helpful performance hints) * Study Guide (with ready-to-use activities for enhancing your school's curriculum) * Rehearsal/Performance CD * Video Guide to Musical Staging *10 Chorus Books. To preview the show, order the Getting to KnowThe King and I Audio Sampler (HL08743892), which includes a complete overview of the show, list of characters, song ranges, scene breakdowns, full recordings of each song, and information on licensing.