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. Founded by a group of young playwrights, composers and educators in New York City.
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Beat by Beat Press was founded by a group of young writers and educators from New York City with an artistic spirit and a passionate objective: to distribute high-quality musicals with fresh stories and characters for performers ages 7-14. We believe in musical theater’s power to unlock a child’s creativity and build self-confidence. That’s why our team has spent the last eight years working directly with kids creating original stories and characters with them in mind. We founded Beat by Beat Press after listening to parents, teachers and directors tell us that schools and theaters back in their community would love the opportunity to produce these fresh and original shows. They wanted musicals that weren’t just adaptations. They, like us, felt that kids should have a chance to act in something made specifically, and especially, for them.

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

05/08/2020
Millbrook Playhouse

Millbrook Playhouse

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE: A VIRTUAL MUSICAL
Book by Jessica Penzias. Lyrics by Dave Hudson. Music by Denver Casado.

In this first-of-its-kind musical, "The Show Must Go Online" was written in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, as a way for actors to work together as an ensemble to put on a show – while staying safe in their own homes. The goal of the authors is to help as many drama programs as possible “put their show online!”.

Directed by Michaela Barczak
Featuring members of the Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble: Katie Boyd, Claire Bowman, Elizabeth Nestor, Annalise Mann, Artie Dammer, Elaina Packer, Troy Prebble, Kaden Metzgers, Camden Mann, Kenetcha Long, Garrett Cunningham, Maia Crowell, Melanie Climent, Cale Blakely, Elise Cygan, Kelly Long, Sarah Long, Maggie Bressler, Emerson Bressler, Adam Fox, Kendall Eichenlaub, Kaidyn Rogers, Madi Meeker.

05/08/2020
Millbrook Playhouse

Millbrook Playhouse is LIVE now doing a Red Carpet before they premiere their virtual production of "The Show Must Go Online!"

Join the cast of "The Show Must Go Online" Friday, May 8th for a virtual red carpet. Followed by a Facebook watch party to premiere the show.

Join us for a LIVE chat on tips and tricks for producing "The Show Must Go Online" with Jaclyn Loewenstein.On May 5th, C...
05/08/2020

Join us for a LIVE chat on tips and tricks for producing "The Show Must Go Online" with Jaclyn Loewenstein.

On May 5th, Class Act - Champaign premiered their full virtual production of The Show Must Go Online! Click below to watch it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk0NsOYD-M4

Since we know many of your are currently underway with your own virtual rehearsals, we thought it would be helpful to do a LIVE Q&A with Jaclyn Loewenstein, director and owner of Class Act, with tips and tricks she learned while putting the show together.

We’ll be doing the interview LIVE on Monday, May 11th at 3pm ET at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/bbbpress/live/

We’ll cover topics like:
- Casting
- Virtual Rehearsals
- Video submissions
- Getting high-quality audio and video
- Helpful software she used
- Creating a virtual choir for the finale
- Misc tips and tricks she learned
- And any other questions you may have!

Penn Yan Theatre Company-PYTCo.
05/08/2020

Penn Yan Theatre Company-PYTCo.

We had enough kids audition to cast "The Show Must Go Online!" TWICE!! (with some doubling). We had read-thru's tonight for both casts. This is going to be a fun adventure for these talented kids. Thanks Beat by Beat Press for writing amazing shows, especially during this time! Stay tuned for more info about a LIVESTREAM world premier in the coming weeks! #bbbpress #virtualmusical #wearePYTCo😊

05/07/2020

Join us for a LIVE chat on tips and tricks for producing "The Show Must Go Online" with Jaclyn Loewenstein.

On May 5th, Class Act, a performing arts academy in Champaign, IL, premiered their full virtual production of The Show Must Go Online! Click below to watch it on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gk0NsOYD-M4

Since we know many of your are currently underway with your own virtual rehearsals, we thought it would be helpful to do a LIVE Q&A with Jaclyn Loewenstein, director and owner of Class Act, with tips and tricks she learned while putting the show together.

We’ll be doing the interview LIVE on Monday, May 11th at 3pm EST at the link below:

https://www.facebook.com/bbbpress/live/

We’ll cover topics like:
- Casting
- Virtual Rehearsals
- Video submissions
- Getting high-quality audio and video
- Helpful software she used
- Creating a virtual choir for the finale
- Misc tips and tricks she learned
- And any other questions you may have!

05/06/2020
Class Act presents "The Show Must Go ONLINE"

Class Act - Champaign presents their full virtual production of "The Show Must Go Online!"

#theshowmustgoonline #bbbpress

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE: A VIRTUAL MUSICAL Book by Jessica Penzias; Lyrics by Dave Hudson; Music by Denver Casado Directed & Edited by Jaclyn Loewenstein cla...

05/04/2020
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Maddie Adams sings the title song from "The Show Must Go Online!"

#theshowmustgoonline #bbbpress

This song is from the virtual children's musical "The Show Must Go Online", provided by special arrangement with Beat by Beat Press (www.bbbpress.com). Book ...

05/03/2020
Playmakers West Midlands

Playmakers West Midlands

So, we know we’ve been a little quiet recently 😔 Before lockdown, rehearsals had been going great for our next show and we feel very sad that we won’t get to perform in June as planned 😢 However, we are extremely pleased that the wonderful Beat by Beat Press will allow us to change performance dates so the good news is-the show will go on once normality resumes 🤩
As a little treat for you all, here is a video of the lovely Holly who will be playing the role of ‘Bailey’ when we finally get to perform ‘Bots’ 🤖
Well done Holly, keep up the good work and we can’t wait to see all our lovely pupils again 🌈

The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy
05/02/2020

The Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy

Read thru is in the books! Lots of fun this morning at our first rehearsal! Premiere of THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE is in June! Stay tuned for details! Thanks, Beat by Beat Press !

04/29/2020

#repost • @i_heart_sct Get ready for “The Show Must Go Online” available for all to enjoy tomorrow! 🎭 Sponsored by The Kole Family Foundation, Inc. & @carlbpearlmd
#iheartsct #bbbpress #theatrekids #theatreinsavannah #childrenstheatre #nonprofitorg

Orlando Repertory Theatre
04/29/2020

Orlando Repertory Theatre

We're always excited for rehearsals to start, but this is a milestone moment. Last weekend we got all 5 casts together to rehearse our virtual performances of The Show Must Go Online by Beat by Beat Press - A musical specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotely!
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Book by Jessica Penzias
Lyrics by David Hudson
Music by Denver Casado

#repost • @dmgrodz So happy for this opportunity! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Mon Valley Performing Arts Acad...
04/25/2020

#repost • @dmgrodz So happy for this opportunity! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Mon Valley Performing Arts Academy! So much disappointment has been experienced lately, so having a show to work on with others (even online) makes us all very happy and feeling connected already. @monvalleyperformingartsacademy #theatreinquarantine #theshowmustgoon #theshowmustgoonline #happykids #theatrekids #thankful

Specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotely.
04/24/2020
Beat By Beat Press Creates New Virtual Children's Musical THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE

Specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotely.

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Beat by Beat Press has introduced the world's first virtual children's musical, The Show Must Go Online!, created in less than three weeks with the goal of helping theatre groups continue to perform in these times of social distance.

04/24/2020
Creating "The Show Must Go Online!"

Dave Hudson, Denver Casado and Jessica Penzias are chatting about how they created "The Show Must Go Online - A Virtual Children's Musical". Join us! There will be a short Q&A at the end.

Just a reminder that we're going LIVE today at 3PM EST! Dave, Denver and Jessica will be chatting about creating "The Sh...
04/24/2020

Just a reminder that we're going LIVE today at 3PM EST! Dave, Denver and Jessica will be chatting about creating "The Show Must Go Online!".

Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/bbbpress/live/

#theshowmustgoonline

#repost • @millbrookplayhouse Something positive is happening in light of all these shutdowns. Check out a glimpse of th...
04/23/2020

#repost • @millbrookplayhouse Something positive is happening in light of all these shutdowns. Check out a glimpse of the first "online" rehearsal for "The Show Must Go Online!" Directed by Michaela Barczak

Featuring members of the Millbrook Playhouse Youth Ensemble: Katelyn Boyd, Claire Bowman, Elizabeth Nestor, Annalise Mann, Artie Dammer, Elaina Packer, Troy Prebble, Kaden Metzgers, Camden Mann, Kenetcha Long, Garrett Cunningham, Maia Crowell, Melanie Climent, Cale Blakely, Elise Cygan, Kelly Long, Sarah Long, Maggie Bressler, Emerson Bressler, Adam Fox, Kendall Eichenlaub, Kaidyn Rogers, Madi Meeker.

Premiering May 8th, 2020. #thatsmillbrook #theshowmustgoonline #youthensemble

04/22/2020

Dave Hudson, Denver Casado and Jessica Penzias will be chatting LIVE about how they created "The Show Must Go Online". Join us! There will be a short Q&A at the end.

StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates
04/22/2020

StageScreen Musical Theatre Associates

It was so wonderful to see everyone’s smiling faces back at classes again this evening 💜💜 A packed evening it was too. First read through of a BRAND NEW Musical that we have secured the performance rights for- written especially for isolation by Beat by Beat Press THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE. What a hysterical musical! I can’t wait to see the creativity the students come up with in their videos! Summer term we’re coming for ya!! 💜💜

#repost • @tcariverside Necessity is the mother of invention. Enter the virtual musical by @bbbpress 53 kids. 3 casts. A...
04/22/2020

#repost • @tcariverside Necessity is the mother of invention. Enter the virtual musical by @bbbpress 53 kids. 3 casts. And an entirely new process. These kids dove into our new material and I can’t wait to share their hard work with the world. Shout out to the Beat by Beat team for putting this show together in 2 weeks and giving us something to bring our students together! The Show Must Go Online!

04/21/2020

#repost • @whirligigstage Cast Reveal for our first online production “The Show Must Go Online”! We can’t wait to start rehearsal with these talented folks! #WhirligigYouthAcademy #TheShowMustGoOnlineBBB #defyingcavities

#repost • @kimmie1324 First show meeting ...... a resounding success with over 50 of the incredibly talented students of...
04/20/2020

#repost • @kimmie1324 First show meeting ...... a resounding success with over 50 of the incredibly talented students of @yem_theatre_school .... so excited to get started on this @bbbpress musical!! #theshowmustgoonline

04/19/2020
Between the Scenes Studios for the Performing & Visual Arts

Between the Scenes Studios for the Performing & Visual Arts

****NOW ACCEPTING VIDEO AUDITION SUBMISSIONS- ALL AGES FOR ONLINE MUSICAL****
DEADLINE WILL BE SATURDAY, APRIL 25TH @ 11PM
Please watch entire video for any questions you may have first. Direct any questions in the comments or email us at [email protected]
Please send in your auditions to this email as well.

The Show Must Go Online by Beat by Beat Press is a first of its kind virtual musical, each actor will receive a 1-2 minute scene/song to rehearse, video record, and upload. When all the videos are played in order, they tell the hilarious story of a group of passionate students desperate to keep their annual musical alive…online!

‼️‼️Please share to let friends know, we are casting everyone. Begginers, Advanced, Young and Adult. No experience is nexesssary- just have a willingness, commitment, and be able to read/ memorize music and lines.
We highly encourage everyone to try. What’s cool you won’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home!

In order to cast everyone we will have multiple casts. After your auditions are submitted. You will be contacted.

As mentioned, we are asking for a $45 donation to cover costs and directors costs. If you CAN’T make this donation, please do not worry, no explanations needed. Send us a quick email and we will take care of your donation! Our goal for this “first of it’s kind Musical” is to get us all back together again!! We miss you. If you can afford the donation please feel free to pay it forward or sponsor another actor. We want to make sure our studio is open after all this to continue to be able to serve the actors, creatives, and youth in our community.

Now get going! Let’s get this show ONLINE!!! ‼️‼️

Children's Theatre of Annapolis
04/19/2020

Children's Theatre of Annapolis

THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE! (age 7-18) This virtual Musical Theatre Production Workshop has it all. Singing, acting, drama, intrigue, comedy! In this first-of-its kind musical, each actor will receive a 1-2 minute scene/song to rehearse, video record, and upload. For details visit childrenstheatreofannapolis.org/workshops today!
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#repost • @uuyouththeatre Introducing the cast of THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE! We had our first rehearsal today and we can’t...
04/17/2020

#repost • @uuyouththeatre Introducing the cast of THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE! We had our first rehearsal today and we can’t wait to share this funny musical with all of you! #theshowmustgoonline

#repost • @storybooktheatrekc Does anybody else think it seems like MUCH longer than 6 weeks ago since our winter musica...
04/15/2020

#repost • @storybooktheatrekc Does anybody else think it seems like MUCH longer than 6 weeks ago since our winter musical, Press Start?! We’ll be sharing a few photos from this show and some other favorites over the next few weeks! Stay tuned!
#storybookkc #storybookpressstart #pressstart @bbbpress #musical #musicaltheatre #kids #theatrekids #theaterkids #performance #performingarts #acting #singing #dancing

Original Kids Theatre Company
04/15/2020

Original Kids Theatre Company

Yesterday, we had our first virtual read through of our productions of THE SHOW MUST GO ONLINE by Beat by Beat Press! Yes, we are producing *two* versions of this show - our RED cast with Grade 4 - 6 students and our BLUE cast with Grade 7 & 8 students.

Here is our first cast photo! We are already having a blast and rehearsals are going very well! Stay tuned for exciting updates and for the date of our "opening night" on YouTube Premiere!

04/12/2020

Seeking video content of your students performing material from “The Show Must Go Online!”, with the opportunity to have your organization featured in the media! Post links below or email to [email protected] :)

#theshowmustgoonline

#repost • @kimmie1324 - Little project to get my teeth into with @yem_theatre_school while in quarantine #theshowmustgoo...
04/09/2020

#repost • @kimmie1324 - Little project to get my teeth into with @yem_theatre_school while in quarantine #theshowmustgoonline #remotemusicaltheatre #musicaltheatre #dramaschool #singingteacher

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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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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
Help! What are some good scenes (comic) that are good for middle school students? Looking for suggestions...possibly free pdf online for in class use only.
We are putting on The Grunch, and I am wondering if you have a downloadable version of the accompaniment tracks...the theater we are performing in does not have a cd player. 😬
Will there be a new title released this year?
😍 Thank you for writing this amazing show! The kids, parents, grandparents, teachers and community members loved it! This was our first Beat By Beat Press show, and I am sure we will be performing more of them!
A shot from “The Grunch.” This is why I do this...to be part of the magic. 🎭💖⭐️