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Pirates! Aliens! Space Travel! Space Pirates tells the story of Gabby, a kid who gets picked on during a school trip to the museum. Everything quickly changes when an alien space ship accidentally beams Gabby and her classmates up to outer space. Things go from bad to worse when the alien space ship is suddenly attacked by SPACE PIRATES! It’s only after this whirlwind space adventure that Gabby becomes comfortable in her own skin, and her classmates appreciate her for who she is.

Run-Time:  45-50 minutes
Age:  Upper Elementary
Cast Size:  25+
Themes:  Appreciation, Bullying, Adventure

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Reviews

It was hands down the best children’s musical I have ever directed!
We just had our Space Pirates show last week and it was a GREAT success! It was hands down the best children’s musical I have ever directed and I have so many teachers and parents telling me that it was the best show they have ever seen. I want to thank you and your team for making this gem – from the lovable characters to the brilliant music numbers, we loved every moment of it. Since I work in an international school in Korea where English is the second language for a high percentage of our students, it was also fascinating to see how the musical numbers have helped them develop their language skills. So thank you once again, and please make more musicals for children because I can’t wait to direct another musical from you guys!
Angela L. – Branksome Hall Asia (Seogwipo City, Korea)

LOVE Space Pirates and have been singing the songs non-stop.
We just finished up our first performance of Space Pirates here at Charlotte Country Day School. We have a class of 24 fourth graders who spent two and a half weeks rehearsing during their school day to put on this production. Needless to say they’ve worked so hard, LOVE Space Pirates and have been singing the songs non-stop. The crowd loved the performance as well. Continue your great work! We love your musicals!
Tianna B. – Charlotte Country Day School (Charlotte, NC) 

The best show I have ever done with kids.
I have to say that Space Pirates was probably the best show I have ever done with kids in the 20 years I’ve been doing this.
Bruce B. – Carson Elementary School (Quesnel, BC, Canada)

We will definitely be using Beat by Beat again!
The kids had an absolute blast working on the show and my directing team loved the format, writing and experience level needed to pull off this show. We will definitely be using Beat by Beat again!
Bob W. – Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (Sioux Falls, SD)

What a smashing success Space Pirates 
Some of the best compliments I received were on how wonderful and catchy the music was, the great message, and that all the actors looked like they were having fun on stage (my favorite part!).  Since this is a 5th grade requirement, it was a tall order to find play that everyone could be invested in and Space Pirates! was it for these 33 kids
Rachel W. – Bancroft School (Worcester, MA)   

An absolutely packed audience who loved every minute of the show
Writing to you from Islamabad, Pakistan where Beaconhouse Newlands put on Space Pirates as the PNCA Auditorium to an absolutely packed audience who loved every minute of the show. My cast loved the songs. I still find myself humming Blarg-a-riptoo occasionally.
Haseeb C. – The Missing Slate (Islamabad, Pakistan)

Casting

Considerations: SPACE PIRATES is an ensemble show, with a handful of leads that participate throughout. The show centers around GABBY and her classmates JAI, TAYLOR and JACK. JACK is a younger sibling and should be played by a younger cast member. The show features SPACE PIRATES and ALIENS; each group can be as small or large as desired. Within each group there are many opportunities for speaking and singing solos. All KIDS in the first scene (excluding GABBY, JAI, TAYLOR and JACK) will double as PIRATES or ALIENS. Every part is gender-neutral, giving you lots of flexibility in choosing your leads!

CHARACTERS

Museum Guide*

KIDS
Gabby (lead)
Jai (lead)
Taylor (lead)
Jack (young lead)
Casey*
Riley*
Dylan*
Blake*
Kid Ensemble*

* Will double as Aliens or Pirates

SPACE PIRATES
Pirate Captain (lead)
Argyle
Kevlar
Zargon
Goldarg
Jolar
Baart
Garr
Orb
Pirate Ensemble (optional)

ALIENS
Captain Jot (lead)
Anderdash
Allbot (the robot)
Amberding
Baz
Margella
Esterly
Shocky
Lolop
Sealy
Alien Crew Ensemble (optional)

ALIEN SCIENTISTS:
Professor Lool
Croton
Fimmal
Flerp
Glerp

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Every Beat by Beat musical comes with a Production Kit that provides everything you 
need at one simple, affordable price.

You’ll find the cost of our Production Kits to be half the price of other large musical theatre publishers. Plus, we never charge extra for the things you really want (license to video record, license to make copies, logos, etc.) It’s all included.


The Production Kit includes:



Actor Book

The script the actors use. Clear, simple and professionally formatted to help give your actors a true theatre experience. The vocal sheet music is seamlessly integrated into the script to make your rehearsals run without a hitch. (PDF Download)



Director Book

A comprehensive guide to casting, sets, props and costumes. Plus the entire script with embedded notes on directing, choreography and music cues throughout. On the bottom of each page is a blank stage template for you to keep track of your blocking. (PDF Download)



Piano-Vocal Score

Professionally arranged Piano-Vocal Sheet music of the entire show in an easy to read format with script cues. Perfectly matches the Accompaniment Recordings. (PDF Download)



Logo Pack

Attract audiences and sponsors with professional logos on posters, programs, handbills, and advertising. Show logos are provided in multiple digital formats. You’re allowed to use them in any way you wish, including on cast t-shirts! (JPEG and PNG Download)



Vocal CD/Recordings

The vocal recordings let your actors enjoy learning, practicing and perfecting the show’s songs with professional New York City performers as their guide. This allows your actors to arrive at rehearsals fully prepared. (MP3 Download and free CD Shipment for U.S. Customers only)



Accompaniment CD/Recordings

Also known as backing or karaoke tracks. All the instrumental music that actors can perform along with during the show. Professionally orchestrated to sound just like a Broadway orchestra. Includes sounds effects and scene change music. Music Cues in the Director Book tell you when to press “play”. (MP3 Download and free CD Shipment for U.S. Customers only)



Copy License

No more wondering, “Did I order enough scripts for everyone?” The Copy License gives you the flexibility to copy and print as many scripts as you need for your entire cast and crew throughout the duration of your production. (PDF Download)



Video Recording License

The video recording license takes the “worry” out of turning your stage production into sharable videos. You can legally video record your production, upload it to YouTube, or share it with your cast – so long as it’s being used for non-commercial purposes. (PDF Download)


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