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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 show 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 children’s musicals 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.
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!”
“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."
"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."
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Overview of Resources
Children’s Musical Plays
Children’s Play: We Are Monsters
Children’s Play: Musicville
Children’s Play: The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever
Children’s Play: Journey of the Noble Gnarble
Children’s Play: The Grunch
Children’s Play: Space Pirates!
Children’s Play: Tut, Tut!
Children’s Play: Press Start!
Children’s Play: ‘Twas the Week After Christmas
Children’s Play: Bots!
Children’s Play: Giants in the Sky
Children’s Play: Leap Day
Children’s Play: Could You Hug A Cactus
Children’s Play: The Claw
Children’s Play: Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can, Too!)
Teaching Drama Resources
Teaching Drama: The Essential Handbook
Teaching Musical Theatre: The Essential Handbook
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