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We Are Monsters is a hilarious new musical that follows human kids into a monster cabaret filled with quirky monster characters. The adventurous humans uncover vegetarian vampires and rock n’ roll werewolves, gradually realizing there may be more to these monsters than meets the eye! Most importantly these monsters and kids discover the importance of friendship and celebrating in the attributes that make each of us different and unique.

Run-Time:  45-minutes
Age:  Lower Elementary/Upper Elementary
Cast Size:  20+
Themes:  Friendship, Diversity

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In an old abandoned theatre, Targoyle and Fargoyle enthusiastically welcome monsters far and wide to the annual Monster Cabaret! Here the monsters are safe to freely express themselves without any humans around (WE ARE MONSTERS).

This year, four human kids have snuck into the cabaret. Westerly, Jade and Sunny all have hopes of revealing monster secrets to the world (MONSTER SECRETS). KC, the oldest of the group, breaks from his tough exterior to reveal that he longs to find his childhood monster friend, Oozy Lumpa.

Unaware of humans lurking around, the Werewolves, led by Tooth and Moonface, perform their signature Rock n’ Roll number showing off their passionate and powerful howls (HOWL AT THE MOON).

The Vampires are next, but this year they’re singing a different tune. Due to humans consuming too many processed foods, they’ve made a significant change to their diet. Vladimer, Vazel, Valexa, Vank and the rest of the Vampires reluctantly profess their new love of vegetables (WE LOVE LETTUCE).

Backstage, Sunny, in monster disguise, runs into Oozy Lumpa, a sweet but slimy monster who is longing for her childhood human friend, KC (OOZY LUMPA REPRISE). Sunny runs off, frightened.

During the next cabaret act, the Werewolves enter a friendly competition to see who has the best howl (WEREWOLF HOWL-OFF).

Meanwhile, Jade and Westerly continue excitedly filming their documentary in disguise. When KC enters, they realize they’ve lost Sunny! Jade and Westerly split up to go find him while KC thinks again about his long lost monster friend, Oozy (MONSTER SECRETS REPRISE).

During the Vampire’s second cabaret number, they tunefully lament on one of the everyday difficulties of being a vampire in a rousing Broadway number (MY FANGS ALWAYS GET IN THE WAY).

When Sunny runs into Oozy for the second time backstage, he panics and runs away again. Oozy, left alone, sings about how it feels scaring people away and being alone (BE IN TOUCH). This grabs the attention of KC, who finally reunites with his long lost friend! (KC & OOZY LUMPA REPRISE). But now the humans have been revealed as spies! The Vampires, whose tempers have already been on the edge due to their new diet, explode into a rock anthem calling all monsters to take a stand against the humans! (STAND UP AND FIGHT)

In front of the entire Monster Cabaret, the human kids confess that their initial motives for sneaking in were selfish, but have since changed upon learning that the monsters deal with the same issues as humans. As the curtain falls, the cabaret celebrates a monster/human world no longer separated by fear but now joined in understanding and friendship! (WE ARE MONSTERS REPRISE).


We Are Monsters is a very much an “ensemble” show. Although the HUMANS and OOZY LUMPA are the most featured characters, the majority of the show features the WEREWOLF and VAMPIRE ensembles. Within the ensembles are many opportunities for speaking and singing solos.

The majority of parts are gender-neutral, giving you ultimate flexibility.


KC is Sunny’s older, cooler brother/sister.
JADE is the leader of the humans and the biggest monster fanatic.
WESTERLY is the brainy and scientific monster expert.
SUNNY is KC’s little brother/sister that tags along.


TARGOYLE AND FARGOYLE are the monster hosts of the cabaret.
OOZY LUMPA is the “slimy” monster with a beautiful heart.


TOOTH is a leader of the werewolves.
MOONFACE is the drill sergeant of the werewolves.
FURR-BALL longs for his/her moment in the spotlight.
SNARLEY stands up for his/her fellow werewolf Furr-Ball.
GROWLY motivates Puffy to stand up for him/herself.
PUFFY is the smallest of the werewolves.
GRIZZLY loves howl-offs.
WEREWOLVES 1-3 we overhear them discussing their monster outrage.
WEREWOLF ENSEMBLE (optional and flexible)


VLADIMIR is the spokesperson and leader of the Vampires.
VAZEL is confident of his/her Vampire looks.
VALEXA is the hip, cool and trendy Vampire.
VANK is deeply bothered by humans and their influence.
VREDDY and VARAH, VANNY and VALISSA are featured singing Vampires.
VAMPIRES 1-4 cannot hold back their urge when they see food.
VAMPIRE ENSEMBLE (optional and flexible)


Production Date Organization City
Jun 17-26, 2016 Lake County Theatre Company Lakeport, CA
May 18, 2016 Pacific American School Hsinchu City, Taiwan
May 18, 2016 St. Margaret’s School Victoria, BC, Canada
May 13, 2016 Odyssey Multiage Program Bainbridge Island, WA
May 12, 2016 Williams Elementary Middle School Williams AZ
May 06, 2016 Christ Episcopal School Rockville, MD
May 3-5, 2016 South March P.S. Ontario, Canada
May 02, 2016 St. Philip Catholic School Ontario, Canada
Apr 29-30, 2016 FOGG Theatre Youth Conservatory San Francisco, CA
Apr 20, 2016 Christa McAuliffe School Pembroke, NH
Apr 16, 2016 Madison Country Day School Waunakee, WI
Apr 14, 2016 Lake Mills Community School Lake Mills, IA
Apr 8-10, 2016 Children’s Theater Workshop Concord NH
Mar 26, 2016 Reynolds School District Greenville, PA
Mar 25, 2016 City of Fremont Fremont CA
Mar 23-24, 2016 Freedom Elementary Highland, UT
Mar 18-19, 2016 Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School New Egypt, NJ
Mar 14-15, 2016 E.P. Todd Elementary Spartanburg, SC
Mar 11-13, 2016 About Time Productions Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Mar 10-11, 2016 The American School in London London UK
Mar 4-5, 2016 Algonac Community Schools Youth Theatre Algonac MI
Feb 13, 2016 Lincoln Community Playhouse Lincoln, NE
Feb 06, 2016 Indus International School, Hyderabad India
Feb 06, 2016 Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance Lithia, FL
Feb 5-6, 2016 St. John’s-Kilmarnock School Ontario, Canada
Feb 03, 2016 Tournament Hills Elementary Beaumont, CA
Jul 08, 2016 Ashland Productions Maplewood, MN
Dec 16, 2015 Phillips Elementary School Napa, CA
Dec 13, 2015 Tarleton State University Stephenville, TX
Dec 10, 2015 Maori Hill School Dunedin Otago New Zealand
Dec 4-5, 2015 Adams Elementary School Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 26, 2015 Western Academy of Beijing Beijing, China
Nov 20, 2015 San Juan Community Theatre Friday Harbor, WA
Nov 07, 2015 Calliope Productions Boylston, MA
Oct 28, 2015 Vista Del Monte Elementary Palm Springs, CA
Oct 27-30, 2015 Woodland High School Branchville, SC
Oct 23-25, 2015 KISS Theatre Company Wilkes-Barre, PA
Oct 16, 2015 Guild Elementary Gallatin, TN
Oct 15, 2015 Boyle County Schools Versailles, KY
Aug 31, 2015 Kingswood College Victoria, Australia
Nov 20-22, 2015 ISD #739 Kimball Area Schools Kimball, MN
Aug 27, 2015 The Phoenix Theatre Bowling Green, KY
Aug 12, 2015 St. Veronica School Cincinnati, OH
Aug 08, 2015 McNeel Intermediate School Beloit, WI
Jul 31, 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Santa Rosa, CA
Jul 11, 2015 Rubicon Theatre Co Ventura, CA
Jul 29, 2015 Baltimore County Recreation and Parks Baldwin, MD
Jul 10-11, 2015 Ocala Civic Theatre Ocala, FL
Jul 10, 2015 Charlotte Country Day School Salisbury, MD
Jun 27, 2015 Maples Repertory Theatre Macon, MO
Jun 26-28, 2015 YATS – Slidell Little Theatre Slidell, LA
Jun 26, 2015 Hull Services Calgary AB, Canada
Jun 25, 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg, MS
Jun 19, 2015 Muskegon Civic Theatre Muskegon, MI
Jun 19, 2015 KUDOS Children’s Theatre Company Stockton, CA
Jun 19, 2015 Creative Dramatics St. Louis, MO
Jun 08, 2015 Della S. Lindley Elementary School Thousand Palms, CA
Jun 06, 2015 Metro Kids Club Philadelphia, PA
Jun 03, 2015 Uwchlan Hills Elementary School Downingtown, PA
Jun 02, 2015 Morgan Road Elementary Liverpool, NY
Jun 01, 2015 Public School 20, Queens Flushing, NY
May 29, 2015 Della S. Lindley Elementary School Thousand Palms, CA
May 20, 2015 Bonner Elementary School Las Vegas, NV
May 19, 2015 Sarah Winnemucca Elementary School Reno, NV
May 18-19, 2015 Lehrman Community Day School Miami Beach, FL
May 16, 2015 Children’s Theatre of Annapolis Chester, MD
May 15-16, 2015 Lakeview Middle School Battle Creek, MI
May 15-16, 2015 White Woods Public School Ontario, Canada
May 12-14, 2015 St. Rita Elementary School Ontario, Canada
May 08, 2015 University of Delaware/Thurgood Marshall Elementary Newark, DE
May 07, 2015 Cesar E. Chavez Science Magnet School Bakersfield, CA
May 07, 2015 Thurman Francis Arts Academy Smyrna, TN
May 5-6, 2015 Columbus Signature Academy Columbus, IN
May 04, 2015 Clarence Randall Elementary School Taylor MI
May 01, 2015 Sutton Elementary School Houston, TX
Apr 29-30, 2015 GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Apr 17-18, 2015 Town Hall Theatre Lafayette, CA
Apr 4-12, 2015 Guiteras Elementary School Bristol, RI
Mar 26-27, 2015 Reynolds Elementary School Baldwinsville, NY
Mar 26-27, 2015 Richard Rundle Elementary School Las Vegas, NV
Mar 19, 2015 KD Markley Elementary School Malvern, PA
Mar 11, 2015 BASIS Oro Valley Primary Oro Valley, AZ
Feb 5-6, 2015 Boulder Country Day School Boulder, CO
Jan 15-16, 2015 Gateway Preparatory Academy Enoch, UT
Jan 09, 2015 Tairan Elementary Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Dec 16, 2014 Piedmont Intermediate Piedmont, OK
Dec 12-13, 2014 Harrison Hill Elementary Indianapolis, IN
Dec 4-5, 2014 Tobias Elementary School Aloha, OR
Nov 20, 2014 Clovis Elementary School Clovis, CA
Nov 14-15, 2014 The Tweedlie Center for the Arts Riverside, CA
Nov 7-8, 2014 Tucson Country Day School Tucson, AZ
Oct 27-28, 2014 Gene Brown Elementary Hendersonville, TN
Oct 6-11, 2014 Spotlight Theater Castle Rock Castle Rock, CO
Oct 24-Nov 2, 2014 Pearland Theatre Guild Pearland, TX
Sep 17-21, 2014 Sawyers Valley Primary School Australia
Aug 29, 2014 Just Off Broadway Inc. New Windsor, NY
Aug 22, 2014 Encore Experience Amherst, NY
Aug 15, 2014 Big Little School Houston, TX
Aug 15, 2014 AliCaT Children and Theatre Bishopsworth, Bristol, UK
Aug 14, 2014 Northbrook Park District Northbrook, IL
Jul 31, 2014 Park Players Midland Park, NJ
Jul 18, 2014 Glendora UMC Glendora CA
Jul 17, 2014 Rising Stars Drama Camp – The Curtis School Los Angeles, CA
Jul 11, 2014 St. George Music Theatre Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Jul 11, 2014 Brattleboro Music Center Brattleboro, VT
Jul 11, 2014 Trockmorton Theatre Mill Valley, CA
Jul 11, 2014 Lyric Theatre Company South Burlington, VT
Jul 7-18, 2014 Needham Public Schools Needham, MA
Jun 29, 2014 North Central High School Indianapolis, IN
Jun 27, 2014 High Point Community Theatre Archdale, NC
Jun 02, 2014 Stewart Middle Magnet Tampa, FL
May 29, 2014 Erpenbeck Elementary School Florence, KY
May 21, 2014 Bluff Ridge Elementary Syracuse, UT
May 15, 2014 Granby Elementary School Granby, CO
May 09, 2014 Indian Creek Elementary Placerville, CA
May 08, 2014 Gaston Day School Gastonia, NC
Mar 27, 2014 Reynolds Elementary School Baldwinsville, NY
Apr 24, 2014 Georges Vanier Catholic School Kanata, Ontario, Canada
Apr 18, 2014 Warder Elementary Arvada, CO
Mar 27, 2014 Orenda Elementary Ballston Lake, NY
Mar 20, 2014 West Bountiful Elementary PTA West Bountiful, UT
Mar 17, 2014 Eastern Oregon Regional Arts Council DBA ArtsEast La Grande, OR
Mar 16, 2014 Dance Palace Point Reyes Station, CA
Mar 13, 2014 Canal View Drama Club Spencerport, NY
Mar 11, 2014 Victorian International School of Sharjah United Arab Emirates
Jan 27, 2014 St. Agnes School Arlington, VA
Jan 21, 2014 Spring Valley Elementary Drama Club Kalamazoo, MI
Dec 10, 2013 Reed Elementary School San Jose, CA
Dec 04, 2013 L.P. Quinn Elementary School Tupper Lake, NY
Nov 20, 2013 Hoboken Children’s Theater Weehawken, NJ
Nov 08, 2013 Attic Community Theater Santa Ana, CA
Aug 08, 2013 Wynberg Allen School Mussoorie, India
Aug 02, 2013 Conservatory of Performing Arts Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Jul 31, 2013 Upper Moreland School Willow Grove, PA
Jul 20, 2013 Broadway Workshop New York, NY
Jul 19, 2013 Weathervane Young Artists’ Repertory Theatre Newark, OH
Jun 14, 2013 Creative Dramatics / St. Louis Summer Enrichment Academy St Louis, MO
Jun 10, 2013 Summer Scene Montgomery, AL
Jun 05, 2013 Traylor Dance Academy Colonial Heights, VA
May 31, 2013 Buxton Center Elementary School Buxton, ME
May 30, 2013 American Community School Amman Amman, Jordan
May 19, 2013 Lusher Charter School New Orleans, LA
Apr 25, 2013 Midd-West Middle School Middleburg, PA
Apr 24, 2013 Discovery Charter School Las Vegas, NV
Apr 20, 2013 Broadway, Our Way! Lincolnwood, IL
Mar 01, 2013 Terrace Park Elementary Terrace Park, OH
Feb 28, 2013 Manchester Memorial Elementary School Manchester, MA
Nov 16, 2012 Stagecoach Theatre Arts, Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 25, 2012 Deer Crossing Elementary New Market, MD
Oct 24, 2012 Willow Grove Primary School Willow Grove, Victoria, Australia
Aug 02, 2012 Delavan-Darien Schools – Summer Program Delavan, WI
Jul 25, 2012 Upper Dublin Parks & Recreation Fort Washington, PA
Jul 21, 2012 Common Ground Performing Arts Ensemble Beaumont, TX
Jul 12, 2012 Capital Playhouse Olympia, WA
Jun 16, 2012 Lyric Theatre – Thelma Gaylord Academy Oklahoma City, OK
May 09, 2012 Kinawa School Okemos, MI
Apr 20, 2012 The Independent School Wichita, KS
Feb 02, 2012 Oberlin Elementary School Oberlin, KS
Nov 19, 2011 Chico Theater Company Chico, CA
Nov 03, 2011 Reagan Elementary School Clovis, CA
Jul 22, 2011 Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro, MA
May 20, 2011 The Garden Players Queens, NY


The show was a hit!
We had more than 150 people in the audience each night and they were laughing and smiling the whole time. The kids responded so well to the text and music and I can’t get the songs out of my head. (In a good way.) This is a great service for an organization like the Carnegie. Keep it up!
Abby Rowold, The Carnegie | Feb 10, 2015

We Are Monsters was a huge success!
I just wanted to let you know that our production of We Are Monsters was a huge success!  I have run Park Players for 18 years, and this was by far the best middle school production to date.  We put on 2 shows – the first is for grades 1-4, so it is fairly easy to find material for them to perform.  But finding something for 5th through 7th graders to perform is always a challenge.  Your show was perfect – it was current, funny, age-appropriate, the music was upbeat and the lyrics were great!!  It was a real crowd-pleaser.
Laurie Kamp, Park Players (Midland Park, NG) | Aug 1, 2014

We are Monsters is a big hit!
One weekend down and unbelievable response from our parents, our cast, and our friends at the theater! We are Monsters is a big hit – we already have kids asking what we are doing next! As the owner of the theater – I can’t tell you how nice it was to have a production that was fresh, well-written, kid friendly, and did a great job of showcasing lots of different kids. I didn’t just sit through it, I was thoroughly entertained. It was a little tough to sell – only because no one had ever heard of it — and for some reason everyone thinks we should recycle adult shows dumbed down for kids. NOW, no problem selling any other shows from you guys. Actually, its a selling point. We love being the first in our area to do them and plan on continuing to do them until the other local theaters wise up!
Jim Huffman, Attic Community Theater (Santa Ana, CA) | November 14, 2013

We even got a standing ovation!
This is just to say we finally put up the play this evening. We had to delay it due to problems caused by heavy rain and school being closed on the day we were scheduled to have it. We had great fun doing the whole thing and the kids just loved it! The staff and students enjoyed it tremendously and we even got a standing ovation!!! Our good wishes and thanks to the people who wrote the play and the music and lyrics. Thanks to all of you :) from all of us here at Wynberg Allen School, Mussoorie.
Dilys Nath, Wynberg Allen School (India) | August 12, 2013

Your music is wonderful
Your music is wonderful, and NO ONE can get it out of their heads.
Samantha King, Lusher Charter School (New Orleans, LA) | June 14, 2013

It was such a success with our school and families.
I love how organized your company is, the website is super user friendly. You are quick to answer any questions and I was impressed that you contacted me and wished us luck. This was our first production and it was such a success with our school and families. I couldn’t have asked for a better musical. I love that the musical was unique and something no one had heard before. Thank you!
Bianca Rivera, Discovery Charter School (Las Vegas, NV) | May 19, 2013

I haven’t had this much fun at a musical since I saw Spamalot
Yesterday was incredible. The kids did an amazing job and the audience had so much fun. I am so glad we decided to add the third performance so we can be “monsters” one more time.
The director of our local Jr. High orchestra was in the audience and greeted me after the performance saying “I haven’t had this much fun at a musical since I saw Spamalot”.
Debbi Brodsky, Broadway, Our Way (Lincolnwood, IL) | April 21, 2013

I am still receiving compliments…
We had a great time presenting “We Are Monsters!” I am still receiving compliments and the kids are humming the tunes. Thanks for a fun show!
Jeri Deckard Gatch, Terrace Park Elementary (Terrace Park, OH) | April 3, 2013

Your team does a great job making it easy to direct and fun to perform!
The kids and I love the show and they’re so excited to perform this weekend. Your team does a great job making it easy to direct and fun to perform!
Tyler Wood, Manchester Memorial Elementary (Manchester, MA) | April 3, 2013

The production was a great success and everyone loved it!
We do a production every year and We Are Monsters is being hailed the best ever. The children gained so much confidence from learning and performing their lines and they really got into their roles. We have never had so many students sing solos and these were a real hit with the audience. The audience also enjoyed the humour and the involement with roars, etc.
 The musical will be remembered as a real highlight. One of my students asked me today if we can get another play from Beat by Beat for next year. Thanks for a great show!
Harry Evans, Willow Grove Primary School (Victoria, Australia) | October 30, 2012

We had a BALL putting this show together!
Everyone involved, from my choreographers to the littlest monster, have nothing but good things to say about it. The tunes are so catchy, the lyrics clever, the characters accessible and fun, and such a positive story. And with the online “trailers” we’ve created plus word-of-mouth on the street, our ticket sales are just great. This has been the most positive “camp” experience I’ve had. I look forward to producing one of your other shows when the opportunity arises. Thanks again for producing such a great product.
Stephen Hilton, Lyric Theatre (Oklahoma City, OK) | June 16, 2012

The kids have had a great time working on the show and it is fabulous!!
Troy Fisher, Capital Playhouse (Olympia, WA) | July 6, 2012

The performance last night was AMAZING!!
You would have been so proud of our kids!!! I loved that fact that the vampires “ate lettuce” it got so many laughs from the audience!!
Lisa Bowen, Kinawa School (Okemos, Michigan) | May 10, 2012

The students put on an amazing show! What a great piece for young actors. Thanks Beat by Beat Press!
Emily Ottaway, The Independent School (Wichita, KS) | April 22, 2012

Oh my gosh, it was awesome!
The kids did an amazing job! Our small community of population 1700 has put on a 6th grade musical for about 40 years now. Two years ago, the teacher who started this tradition died very quickly from leukemia and they didn’t have enough time or energy to do the production for 2 years. I was so privileged to be able to bring the tradition back to life again. We had about 200 people at the performance night and performed it for the entire grade school as well. They set a very high expectation for next year’s 6th graders!
Jennifer Tally, Oberlin Elementary School (Oberlin, KS) | February 16, 2012

The audience loved it!
The show went great. Keep turning out great material like Monsters and we will be loyal forever!
Marc Edson, Executive Director, Chico Theatre Company (Chico, CA) | November 23, 2011


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Production Kit: only $299
Royalty: $90/per performance

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