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What We Believe
Something magical happens when you give kids a chance to perform in an original show made specifically for them. In a market saturated by fairytale adaptations and repackaged adult musicals, we believe kids become more engaged when they originate roles through fresh stories and music that reflects today’s young generation.
Every play we create has been built from the ground up with young performers in mind, by award-winning writers from New York City. This means opportunities for every kid to shine, large cast sizes, relevant themes, and Broadway-quality music your kids and audiences will fall in love with.
Around the World
Since 2011 Beat by Beat plays for kids have been licensed for productions across the globe.
The Beat by Beat Difference
We’re not like traditional musical theatre publishers. Here’s what you’ll experience when you work with Beat by Beat.
Always Free ePerusals
We make it easy to fall in love with our shows. Download entire perusal scripts for FREE in just 30 seconds.
Designed for Kids
Our children's musicals are hand-crafted from the ground up to be age-appropriate with dozens of parts and large cast sizes, so every kid has a chance to shine.
Instant approval and digital delivery of all your production materials, so you can order today and start rehearsals tomorrow.
We're independent which lets us do things big publishers can't. Copy unlimited scripts, upload your performance to YouTube, split parts, or shorten the show - our goal is to make your job easier.
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Overview of Resources
Children’s Musical Plays for Kids
Play for Kids: We Are Monsters
Play for Kids: Musicville
Play for Kids: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
Play for Kids: Journey of the Noble Gnarble
Play for Kids: The Grunch
Play for Kids: Space Pirates!
Play for Kids: Tut, Tut!
Play for Kids: Press Start!
Play for Kids: ‘Twas the Week After Christmas
Play for Kids: Bots!
Play for Kids: Giants in the Sky
Play for Kids: Leap Day
Play for Kids: Could You Hug A Cactus
Play for Kids: The Claw
Play for Kids: Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can, Too!)
Teaching Drama Resources
Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook
Teaching Musical Theatre: The Essential Handbook
Contemporary Monologues for Kids & Teens
Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors
Contemporary Scenes for Young Actors
Group Scenes for Young Actors
Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors
Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook
Teaching Drama to Little Ones
Teaching Theatre Online
Drama Games for Kids
Play for Middle School
Play about Bullying: Before the Bell