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Children's Musicals

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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.

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Around the World

Since 2011 Beat by Beat plays for kids have been licensed for productions across the globe.

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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.

Plays for Kids

Always Free ePerusals

We make it easy to fall in love with our shows. Download entire perusal scripts for FREE in just 30 seconds.

Large Cast Children's Plays and Musicals

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.

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Speedy Delivery

Instant approval and digital delivery of all your production materials, so you can order today and start rehearsals tomorrow.

Children's plays that are easy to put on

Flexibility

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.

What others are saying

"I have been teaching for 13 years and have done over 40 elementary shows. I usually do Disney Jr. productions but I stumbled upon Beat by Beat Press this year and I am THRILLED! So often I feel shows "dumb down" content they feel the "little kids" can't handle making the songs cheezy and lines very rhyme-y. Your music from this show feels just as good to me as an expensive Broadway play. My students love singing it and I love hearing it. I will definitely be a Beat by Beat customer for the remainder of my career!”
A review for children's plays by Beat by Beat
Michelle H.
Shrine Catholic School
“By far the most positive, professional, efficient experience I have had, ever. The production kit included everything a director could hope to have in a director edition and actor script, and the fact that the actor edition of the script was an electronic copy made it easy to print exactly the number of scripts that we needed. Our young actors loved that the soundtrack was available online to help them rehearse songs at home."
Children's Play review by Waters Landing Elementary School
Melissa G.
Waters Landing Elementary School
"Your site is my 'go to' when selecting a musical for our annual performance. The songs are catchy and, more importantly, adored by the children in the cast. They want to sing every song at every rehearsal! We love the messages that come with the storylines and enjoy being able to adapt the script slightly to suit our needs. Thank you for producing quality shows that give young people the opportunity to experience the magic of musical theatre."
Children's Musical Play review - overport elementary
Jane L.
Overport Primary School

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