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Beat by Beat Press Your #1 resource for contemporary, high-quality musicals for young actors! www.bbbpress.com Beat by Beat Press provides new works of contemporary hit children's musicals.
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Founded by a group of young playwrights, composers and educators in New York City.

Founded by a group of young playwrights, composers and educators in New York City.

Mission: To develop children's imaginations and build self confidence through musical theater.

Operating as usual

Could You Hug A Cactus premiere by Class Act - Champaign happening tonight!
12/20/2020
Class Act - Champaign

Could You Hug A Cactus premiere by Class Act - Champaign happening tonight!

Our RHYTHM Cast premiere is tonight at 6:30 pm!
(Amita, Julia, Sophia, Ruth, Hazel, Pyper, Madison, Marinne, Katelyn, Christiana, Zoe, Carter and Finley)
https://youtu.be/01_4q_tgI_M

Could You Hug A Cactus premiere by Class Act - Champaign happening tonight!
12/20/2020
Class Act - Champaign

Could You Hug A Cactus premiere by Class Act - Champaign happening tonight!

Our RHYME Cast premiere is tonight at 7pm!!
(Avery, Sarah, Emery, Daliah, Molly, April, Audra, Orli, Katie, Christiana, Lila, Carter and Caroline)
https://youtu.be/qtLTQzLq-3w

ARTSies Inc.
12/08/2020

ARTSies Inc.

This Thursday December 10th at 6pm, take a trip to the beach with us, and enjoy this fun exploration of the “Sally” behind the famous tongue twister!
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This GREEN SCREEN MUSICAL is unlike anything that we’ve ever done before, and we are so proud of all of our performers- we can’t wait to share this with you!
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The show will air on YouTube Premiere- visit @artsiesinc YouTube channel to find it!

https://youtu.be/Cqp-G_JNnPE

Invite all your friends and family, share this post, and let’s get these kiddos the huge online audience that they deserve!
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Be sure to say hello in the live chat before the show, and if you’re planning a festive viewing party, tag us in your pics!
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Sally Sells Seashells (And You Can, Too!) is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press
Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado
Book & Lyrics by Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm
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#supportlocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportthearts #theatrearts #musicaltheatre #virtualmusical #greenscreen #theatreforkids #theatrekids #markham #artsies #sing #act #dance #beyourself

Original Kids Theatre Company
12/01/2020

Original Kids Theatre Company

It's #MemoryMonday !!

This week's production of LEAP DAY acknowledges a very special day... And today for our memory, we look at a special day for everyone. Your birthday!

And remember that time we held THE MOST EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY EVER!

Leap Day, presented by Original Kids Theatre Company is another great Beat by Beat Press production and also features music and lyrics by EPIC BIRTHDAY writer, Denver Casado as well! We're happy to be presenting more of these great children's musicals!

This show premieres December 2 and is available till December 9! Enjoy this delightful musical and discover how the days of the week came to be!

For tickets for LEAP DAY, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41640

Photography: Heather MacEachern-Tarasick

11/25/2020
The Late Late Show with James Corden

Happy Thanksgiving! 😂

James takes TikTok creator Daniel Mertzlufft's Thanksgiving musical and turns into a star-studded affair featuring Broadway stars Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Gad, Patti LuPone, Josh Groban and Audra McDonald.

A new hybrid musical for virtual or onstage performance. Now available for licensing. 🌵
11/19/2020
COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS? A New Musical

A new hybrid musical for virtual or onstage performance. Now available for licensing. 🌵

A musical play script for kids designed to be performed either virtually or onstage! Download a FREE perusal script today.

Official artwork for our new virtual and stage musical, coming November 19th. 🌵 #cactusmusical
11/18/2020

Official artwork for our new virtual and stage musical, coming November 19th. 🌵 #cactusmusical

11/17/2020
A song from the new musical "Could You Hug A Cactus?"

Listen to a song from our new musical “Could You Hug A Cactus?”, coming November 19th.

This is a show about finding the courage to create something, and this beautiful poem really captures that.

Based on a collection of whimsical poems by Phillip Van Wagoner, this musical revue follows a group of kids as they come together to create a show that’s bursting with poems and creativity. One by one, they each share their imaginative creations, until a nervous performer panics and refuses to contribute a poem. Can the cast help him shed self-doubt and ignite a creative spark?

“Could You Hug A Cactus?” is hybrid musical designed to be flexible and easily customizable for your performance needs, whether that’s virtual or on stage.

Book by Jessica Penzais
Music & Lyrics by Denver Casado

#cactusmusical

11/16/2020

Friendly reminder:
🌵musical
coming November 19th!

One of the best parts of developing new children's musicals is being able to discover and work with incredible young per...
11/05/2020

One of the best parts of developing new children's musicals is being able to discover and work with incredible young performers as we create the demo vocal recordings that come with our production kits. For our newest musical, which is slated for release in November, we were introduced to the phenomenal talent that is Joshua Turchin. He eagerly recorded a few songs from our newest show remotely.

But here's the cool part, in additional to being an amazing performer, Joshua has WRITTEN HIS OWN MUSICAL! At 13-years old. And it's streaming on Nov 15th. We wanted to share this link to support this incredible achievement and introduce you to Joshua so you can say you knew him when. Check it out below!

#newmusicaltheatre

*** Tix Now On Sale ***

Live from New World Stages!
Sunday, November 15 at 7pm EST
Featuring an all-star Broadway cast
led by creator @joshuaturchin and
MD Julia Schade (@sixbroadway) 👑
www.perfectfitmusical.com/tickets

#livemusic #streaming #livestream #theater #broadway

Introducing The Good News Goes Viral, a virtual nativity play specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotel...
11/04/2020
Virtual Nativity Play: The Good News Goes Viral

Introducing The Good News Goes Viral, a virtual nativity play specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotely!

Each year our colleague and New York playwright Gwynne Watkins writes a new nativity play to give churches and religious schools a fun and contemporary option for their Christmas services.

This year, of course things are a little different. So she wrote a play that’s a little different. It’s a virtual nativity play specifically written to be performed remotely. It tells the story of Jesus’ birth in a fun and lighthearted way as communicated through video messages between Biblical characters. This play could also be performed as a series of monologues if you’re able to have in-person services.

We recognize this type of resource is not for everyone, however if you know someone who might be looking for ways to safely involve their kids in their church Christmas program, feel free to pass this link along!

A virtual nativity play script for kids written to be rehearsed and performed remotely. Instant download and free streaming rights!

Performing Academy
10/24/2020

Performing Academy

Break-a-leg tonight!
Parking lot performance of the Musical Press Start-Beat by Beat Press
(open to family members of performers only)
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We have one more week of in-person programming next week
https://performingacademy.com/in-person-fall-2020/
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#bbbpress #performingacademy #lovelafayette #actsingdance #outdoorperformance #lafayetteca

Just another day at the office
10/21/2020

Just another day at the office

#repost • @originalkidstc NOW IN REHEARSAL! Notice how the days of the week lately just fade into one another? Like what...
10/21/2020

#repost • @originalkidstc NOW IN REHEARSAL!

Notice how the days of the week lately just fade into one another? Like what is it even today? Thursday?! Who knows! BUT—did you ever how the days of the week came to be? Like why is Friday, Friday? Or why does Thursday follow Wednesday? From the creators of @bbbpress shows such as "Bots", "The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever!", "The Grunch", "The Show Must Go Online", and "Super Happy Awesome News", you’ll find out in the brand-new musical, LEAP DAY.

This show is based on a short story called "The Days of the Week" by Hans Christian Anderson, who inspired other well-known literary stories such as "The Little Mermaid" and "Frozen"!

LEAP DAY stream online to you on December 2! For tickets to LEAP DAY, visit https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/41640

09/24/2020

💙 #repost • @instacarolinetimm Well sometimes you cry. Or all of the times (I) cry. Working on a lovely little online musical called Super Happy Awesome News and here’s a song I love. You might be feeling this way these days, too. Can’t all be sunshine and rainbows every day. #SuperHappyAwesomeNews thank you @bbbpress 🤗❤️ @portlanddramaclub #portlanddramaclub

#repost • @bwatscenic SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS! A Virtual Musical! Being produced by N.A.P.A. in association with Lucky ...
09/22/2020

#repost • @bwatscenic SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS! A Virtual Musical! Being produced by N.A.P.A. in association with Lucky Penny Productions!
My first time back in the design chair in 6 months!
The physically distanced production will begin filming at the end of the month and stream in October!
#superhappyawesomenews #luckypennynapa #musicaltheatre #childrenstheatre #scenicdesign #scenicdesigner #scenicpainting #scenicartist #sketchup #procreate

Hi everyone, Denver here. On this anniversary of September 11th,  I thought I'd share a blog post I wrote a few years ba...
09/11/2020
My Personal Story and Photos of September 11, 2001

Hi everyone, Denver here. On this anniversary of September 11th, I thought I'd share a blog post I wrote a few years back about my experience that morning. I was a sophomore at NYU at the time, living 5 blocks away from the World Trade Center. It's so strange explaining this moment in history to children who were not yet born. This post certainly has some sensitive details and photos, but feel free to share with your older students if you'd like to provide them a personal perspective. Remembering all those we lost that day. ❤️

By Denver Casado While typically on this blog I write about my passion for theatre, today I’m going to write about my passion for New York City. On the eve of the 10th anniversary of September 11th, I felt compelled to share with you a personal story and personal photos that I’ve never publicly ...

09/04/2020
Artzmartz Young Peoples Theatre

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We are excited to announce that our production of Super Happy Awesome News will premiere Saturday 12th September at 6pm AEST on our page. We hope to see you there!

08/25/2020
Musikalfabrikken

What an incredible accomplishment. ✨👏

Og DERR ble den gjort offentlig og gratis! En av de 16 versjonene av The Show Must Go Online som vi laget i vår da vi knapt våget oss ut av husene våre. Oversatt og tilpasset av oss selv, med tillatelse fra opphavspersoner i New York.

Gråværsunderholdning, vær så god! 🤩🌧☔️

Beat by Beat Press

Original Kids Theatre Company
08/19/2020

Original Kids Theatre Company

TONIGHT is the night - the world premiere of BOTS! A NEW CHILDREN'S MUSICAL with THE DAY THE EARTH (ALMOST) STOOD STILL.

You can view and chat along during the show here: https://youtu.be/xdi0hPJNYak

See you at 7pm!

Original Kids Theatre Company is powering up for two thrilling, brand-new shows in one exciting online production — a hilarious sci-fi spoof radio play and a new musical about robotic competitions!

THE DAY THE EARTH (ALMOST) STOOD STILL - a brand new comedy written by Original Kids director Sam Shoebottom (also seen recently sporting green hair in Matilda). This hilarious one act radio play is a science fiction spoof of the classic film noir detective stories, featuring all of your favourite robot characters from movies, television and more, told in a 1940s radio-broadcast style!

The year? 2451. The city? Los Angeles. Humans have evolved into a sophisticated human/android hybrids. Dot Matrix, Private Eye, was relaxing in her office after a long day of doing nothing. All was peaceful in the City of Angels, that is until Mr. Roboto came a-calling. What follows? A trip through the murky under belly of Los Angeles to find Hal 9000, the mastermind behind the sinister plot that is unfolding… or is she?

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BOTS! A NEW CHILDREN’S MUSICAL welcomes you to the BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize! Amidst the coding, building, and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Will their collaborative spirit sabotage their teams’ chances of winning? This STEM musical invites humans and robots alike to discover the power of technology and teamwork!

Recommended for all ages
'The Day The Earth (Almost) Stood Still’ written by Sam Shoebottom
‘BOTS!: A New Children's Musical’ is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press. Music by Denver Casado, Lyrics by Christyn Budyzna, Book by Jessica Penzias

Directed by Joe Recchia
Music Directed by Terri Thibert
Choreographed by Rebecca Hall

08/19/2020
ARTSies Inc.

ARTSies Inc.

Check out the Finale of “Super Happy Awesome News” for our afternoon group!
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Warning:
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This song will immediately get stuck in your head and have you singing it non-stop for weeks!
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Am I right #artsiesfamily ?!
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@bbbpress #musicaltheatre #virtualmusical #theatreforkids #theatrekids #performers #performingarts #artseducation #markham #sing #act #dance #beyourself

Congrats to all involved in the show!✨#repost • @maelie_alaina Got to watch the premiere last night of Super Happy Aweso...
08/15/2020

Congrats to all involved in the show!✨#repost • @maelie_alaina Got to watch the premiere last night of Super Happy Awesome News! I had so much fun playing Parker! Love this play so much!! 🎭 🎶
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@dallasdramakids
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#superhappyawesomenews #theatregirl #childactor #onlinetheatre #iloveacting

08/15/2020
Original Kids Theatre Company

Original Kids Theatre Company

Coming up on Wednesday, August 19th at 7pm is the premiere of BOTS! along with THE DAY THE EARTH (ALMOST) STOOD STILL — a new musical about robotic competitions and a hilarious sci-fi spoof radio play!

Enjoy this Trailer for BOTS! A NEW CHILDREN'S MUSICAL and subscribe to our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/originalkidstheatre !!

See you on Wednesday!

#repost • @meri928 such a fun production🤩@theatricsarts #superhappyawesomenews thank you @sariann1228 , this was so fun,...
08/14/2020

#repost • @meri928 such a fun production🤩@theatricsarts #superhappyawesomenews thank you @sariann1228 , this was so fun, just what my boys needed 🙏🏻 #wemisstheatre #virtualmusical

#repost • @theatricsarts Here is the Youtube link for SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS! It will premiere tomorrow, ‪Thursday at ...
08/12/2020

#repost • @theatricsarts Here is the Youtube link for SUPER HAPPY AWESOME NEWS! It will premiere tomorrow, ‪Thursday at 7pm‬!
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Please share the link with all your family and friends! And don’t miss our lovely Miss Oya tonight at 7pm in NO REGRETS on the Theatre Three YouTube channel.

LINK - https://youtu.be/RVBOmQ1LFpo

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#theatricsperformingarts #theatrics #musicaltheatre #virtualshow #beatbybeat #summerfun #premiere #triplethreat #bbbpress @bbbpress

#repost • @originalkidstc Original Kids Theatre Company is powering up for two thrilling, brand-new shows in one excitin...
08/11/2020

#repost • @originalkidstc Original Kids Theatre Company is powering up for two thrilling, brand-new shows in one exciting online production — a hilarious sci-fi spoof radio play and a new musical about robotic competitions! Premiering Wednesday August 19th at 7pm only on our YouTube page! youtube.com/originalkidstheatre

THE DAY THE EARTH (ALMOST) STOOD STILL - a brand new comedy written by Original Kids director Sam Shoebottom (also seen recently sporting green hair in Matilda). This hilarious one act radio play is a science fiction spoof of the classic film noir detective stories, featuring all of your favourite robot characters from movies, television and more, told in a 1940s radio-broadcast style!

The year? 2451. The city? Los Angeles. Humans have evolved into a sophisticated human/android hybrids. Dot Matrix, Private Eye, was relaxing in her office after a long day of doing nothing. All was peaceful in the City of Angels, that is until Mr. Roboto came a-calling. What follows? A trip through the murky under belly of Los Angeles to find Hal 9000, the mastermind behind the sinister plot that is unfolding… or is she?

— with —

BOTS! A NEW CHILDREN’S MUSICAL welcomes you to the BOTS Robotics Competition where teams and their (singing and dancing) robots are all vying for the top prize! Amidst the coding, building, and fierce competition, two members from rival teams befriend one another and throw everything off-balance. Will their collaborative spirit sabotage their teams’ chances of winning? This STEM musical invites humans and robots alike to discover the power of technology and teamwork!

Recommended for all ages
'The Day The Earth (Almost) Stood Still’ written by Sam Shoebottom
‘BOTS!: A New Children's Musical’ is presented through special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press. Music by Denver Casado, Lyrics by Christyn Budyzna, Book by Jessica Penzias

Directed by Joe Recchia
Music Directed by Terri Thibert
Choreographed by Rebecca Hall

And you gotta sightread the whole thing 😂
08/08/2020

And you gotta sightread the whole thing 😂

#repost • @maelie_alaina So excited to get a lead role in Super Happy Awesome News!!! I play Parker and she’s such a cut...
08/06/2020

#repost • @maelie_alaina So excited to get a lead role in Super Happy Awesome News!!! I play Parker and she’s such a cute & fun character! I’ve missed the theatre soooo much! This is my first time trying out an online play and I can’t wait to see them bring it all together!! 🎭🎶
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#theatregirl #iloveacting #superhappyawesomenews #onlinetheatre #childactress #smiles #bookedit

08/05/2020
SkyRise Theater

Check out this super awesomely creative promo video for "Super Happy Awesome News" at SkyRise Theater!

http://www.bbbpress.com/musicals/super-happy-awesome-news/

Musical Movie Teaser!! Introducing the Super Happy Awesome News Cast! So much talent! @beatbybeatpress#beatbybeatpress#superhappyawesomenews

Edited by Zach Tretter
Directed by Robert Herstedt Keri McCarthyJacob SewellSamantha Leone

Dance Laugh Learn
08/04/2020

Dance Laugh Learn

Bravo!!! 👏👏👏 We are so proud of our State Theatre Center for the Arts campers who brought their talent and hard work to our virtual camp this year, and put on an amazing show!

A big thank you to Beat by Beat Press and Denver Casado for creating a show with an inspiring message that our campers got to bring to life!

#virtualcamp #summercamp #statetheatre #dance #laugh #learn #music #musical #drama #performingarts

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Beat by Beat Press was founded by a group of award-winning writers and educators from New York City with an artistic spirit and a passionate objective: to create high-quality musicals with fresh stories and characters specifically written for performers ages 7-14. We founded Beat by Beat Press after listening to parents, teachers and directors tell us that they don’t want just another fairytale adaptation or repacked adult musical. They want meticulously crafted shows built from the ground up for young performers.

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Studies show that listening to music can benefit overall well-being, help regulate emotions, and create happiness and relaxation in everyday life. In one examination of the reasons why people listen to music, researchers discovered that music played an important role in relating arousal and mood.Here is some of the music beat you should listen too>>>
Hi! In your resource called "Teaching Theater Online," on page 7, there is this quote: "If you have a script of a scene to read through, you can share your screen through Zoom and kids can take turns reading parts, without having to have a printed copy of the text." I'm not techy, so could you please advise how this is done? I have scripts, but they're hard copies--not online. How do I get my script online so they can read it? Thanks!
We’re currently putting on two productions of Super Happy Awesome News in a hybrid style. We are able to meet in small group sessions in person to rehearse and do some workshops and then we will record to produce the virtual show. Today we brought in someone to teach us about costuming and how to design for the needs of the show and vision. Then we got to make our own animal masks. The kids love the workshops and are loving the show! Thanks Beat By Beat for another awesome show!
Presenting the show must go Online from Nazareth Intermediate School... we had two cast and absolutely loved this show!!! So proud of all the students who used theatre during this difficult time. Please enjoy! Thank you beat by beat press for creating this show!
Presenting the show must go Online from Nazareth Intermediate School... we had two cast and absolutely loved this show!!! So proud of all the students who used theatre during this difficult time. Please enjoy! Thank you beat by beat press for creating this show!
https://youtu.be/ebffPuNAnv8 We are so excited for Friday! Thank you for helping my kids have their last performance this year. It means more than you know.
CYT Tri-Valley is SO excited about our upcoming viewing party for The Show Must Go Online (on Zoom, of course!)! Thank you to BBB Press for creating such a great show and fun experience for our kids. It's awesome! Here's a little snippit of the show within the show...You guys rock! #BBBPress
FInally uploaded our production of "THE GRUNCH" we LOVED doing this musical so much and have loved all of the shows we have purchased from you! We were about to perform "Sally" and "Gnarble" right before the virus derailed us but we will dust off those scripts and perform them as soon as can! But check out our amazing students in action with "The Grunch" from The Studio. Music Academy Thanks again for such amazing resources!
My kids are submitting and sharing their first round videos this week, and I am loving and super impressed by what I am getting back! This mouth fort complete with pillow teeth is the epitome of making it work with what you have at home. Thanks Beat by Beat Press for allowing my students to have an opportunity to be silly and creative during this time of chaos!
Dear Beat by Beat, My students are currently working on Giants in the Sky and our schools have been closed due to Covid-19. Have you discussed the possibility of allowing live streaming? I would love to hear. If it is a yes it will give my students so much hope and goals to weather this difficult time. Thanks in advance!
Tut, Tut dress rehearsal yesterday! Today is performance day!
Just a short video of our morning performance of The Grunch!! (Taken from then director’s point of view!) #grunch #beatbybeat