IMAGINE A DRAGON, a brand new 45-minute musical written for actors age 7-14 to perform, is now available for perusal and licensing! Beginning today, schools and community theaters can request a free perusal script and apply for production rights.
IMAGINE A DRAGON adds to Beat by Beat’s growing catalogue of award-winning, contemporary musicals written for elementary to middle school age performers. Since launching in 2011, Beat by Beat has become the fastest growing publisher of new children’s musicals outside the typical fairytale catalogue with over 6,200 productions licensed all over the U.S. and in 75 territories around the globe.
Here’s a short synopsis of the show:
The dragon is back in town! Well… not really. That’s the story a ragtag band of innkeepers makes up, desperate to draw questing heroes to the struggling Dancing Dragon Inn. Soon the inn is full of unexpected guests, from an army of princesses out to prove their bravery, to a group of overwhelmed heroes trying to hold onto their fame. But what happens if they all discover the innkeepers’ dragon story is made up? Could there be more than one way to save the day? An epic folk-rock score brings magic to this funny, heartfelt fantasy musical.
The show is 45-minutes long and features 25 speaking and singing roles plus a flexible ensemble. Like every Beat by Beat musical, the majority of characters are gender-neutral allowing it to be performed by a variety of drama groups. In a market saturated by fairytale adaptations, the show offers a refreshing option for schools and theaters looking to bring new stories and characters to their communities.
Beat by Beat has attracted thousands of theaters to its unique online publishing platform. Available for free, its ePerusals let directors instantly read and listen to entire shows in a single multimedia PDF file. After purchasing a show, customers receive the production materials in the same day via digital download. Over 75,000 drama teachers and directors visit the website each month.
The production materials include a director’s guide with tips from casting to costumes, professionally orchestrated accompaniment tracks the actors can perform along with, a license to make unlimited copies of all the materials for the duration of the production, plus permission to video record and upload without worry of copyright infringement.
Book & Lyrics by Kathryn Funkhouser
Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado
Music Arrangements by Jeff Daye
Beat by Beat Press is the world’s #1 resource for contemporary new musical plays for kids and teaching drama resources.