Beat by Beat Press

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.

Operating as usual

06/16/2021

Flash poll! ⚡️ Elementary school teachers, what animals are your kids obsessed with/would love to play onstage? Comment below!

Photos from Original Kids Theatre Company's post
05/17/2021

Photos from Original Kids Theatre Company's post

Photos from Making Light Productions's post
05/13/2021

Photos from Making Light Productions's post

Beat by Beat turns 10 years old!It was 10 years ago, in May of 2011, when we launched the first Beat by Beat website.We ...
05/03/2021

Beat by Beat turns 10 years old!

It was 10 years ago, in May of 2011, when we launched the first Beat by Beat website.

We were in the living room of a tiny east village apartment in New York City.

We built the site using iWeb.

We had only two musicals available.

Our goal then was the same as it is now: to create an awesome catalogue of new musicals specifically tailored to young performers.

Those first few months we hustled to spread the word any way we could.

We sent an email blast to everyone we knew.

We travelled around the city pitching our shows to schools and theaters.

We printed up postcards to hand out in Times Square.

And then with fingers crossed, we waited.

Would anyone be interested in producing children’s musicals that no one had ever heard of?

The answer came a few months later when we received our first production request from someone outside our network - someone who just discovered us online. We were thrilled.

That first year we licensed about 10 productions.

And now, 10 years later, we’ve licensed over 5,400 productions in 75 countries, and our catalogue has grown to 21 original shows, 11 books, 20 singles, a blog, and even a podcast.

And that’s all because of you, the Beat by Beat community.

It’s because of your incredible support and willingness to take a risk on brand new musicals.

We deeply appreciate you being with us on this journey!

To commemorate 10 years, we thought it’d be fun to dig into the archive and share some photos of the early BBB years.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with the very best theatre resources for young actors.

Denver
& the Beat by Beat Team

Check out this joyful production of Super Happy Awesome News from the hometown of Beat by Beat founder Denver Casado. It...
04/16/2021
SHANews

Check out this joyful production of Super Happy Awesome News from the hometown of Beat by Beat founder Denver Casado. It never gets old seeing kids have fun with this show...especially the outtakes at the end 😂

03/02/2021

Today, we're asking ourselves...

"Could you hug a cactus?
What if a cactus felt really bad?
Hurt and depressed and truly quite sad?

Feeling unwelcome or feeling unliked,
Not feeling like dealing with being all spiked.
The desert might not be a whole lot of fun.
A tumbleweed isn’t much conversation.
What if it started to share all its fears?
Cry a small cry with its cactus-juice tears?
What if it gave all your heartstrings a tug?
Could you do the deed, could you give it a hug?"

Lots of warmth in rehearsal with our cast of our virtual production of the new Beat by Beat Press musical, COULD YOU HUG A CATCUS? Watch poetry, expression and life come alive through this energetic musical treat, soon to be streaming directly to you!

COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS? streams May 21 - 23!

#repost• @uuyouththeatre First Rehearsal for COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS and we are so excited to have such a fabulous cast. ...
01/28/2021

#repost• @uuyouththeatre First Rehearsal for COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS and we are so excited to have such a fabulous cast. @utahpresents #beatbybeatpress #uofufinearts #uofutheatre

#repost• @uuyouththeatre First Rehearsal for COULD YOU HUG A CACTUS and we are so excited to have such a fabulous cast. @utahpresents #beatbybeatpress #uofufinearts #uofutheatre

Photos from Perrysburg Musical Theatre Company's post
01/07/2021

Photos from Perrysburg Musical Theatre Company's post

Thank you BroadwayWorld, and the 1,000+ theatre groups who put their shows online! ✨
12/30/2020
The Most Licensed Musical of 2020 is THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE!

Thank you BroadwayWorld, and the 1,000+ theatre groups who put their shows online! ✨

Beat by Beat Press, a theatrical publishing and licensing company, recently announced that its virtual musical The Show Must Go Online! was the most licensed musical of 2020 with over 1,000 separate productions in 40 countries.

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! 🤩🌧☔️

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Something magical happens when you give kids a chance to perform in an original show made specifically for them.

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.

We believe in musical theater’s power to unlock a child’s creativity and build self-confidence. That’s why we’re 100% dedicated to creating today’s best new resources for young actors and the incredible educators who work with them.

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Hi Beat by beat sharing our cover of the Show Must go Online!
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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!