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2021 Back-to-School Drama Resources: A Complete List from Beat by Beat


Aug 21, 2021 Drama Games, Teaching Drama 0 Comments

  Below is a 2021 complete list of Beat by Beat resources for all your drama-related back-to-school needs. Whether you’re looking for lesson plans, monologues, remote theatre activities, or musicals to perform, we hope you’ll find something that will help you in the classroom this coming year. Free Stuff Drama Games Blog Over 130 free drama games and teaching tips How to [...]

No-hassle video and streaming rights for every Beat by Beat musical


Aug 19, 2020 Children's Theatre, Virtual Theatre 7 Comments

Our goal is to help you keep your theatre programs alive during this crazy time. And to do that we are providing ultimate flexibility in how you can present your Beat by Beat musical.  1) Every single Beat by Beat show is available for live or pre-recorded streaming online. 2) We are now allowing organizations [...]

Create your own cover of the song “The Show Must Go Online”


Apr 9, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 2 Comments

  On Monday we released the world’s first virtual children’s musical The Show Must Go Online. Today we’re releasing the title song as a free download so your students can make their own covers for YouTube! This free download comes with the vocal track, backing track, lyric sheet, and lead sheet. You have permission to [...]

The Show Must Go Online: Beat by Beat Press creates a virtual children’s musical to help drama programs affected by COVID-19


Apr 8, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 1 Comment

– World’s first musical written to be rehearsed and performed remotely –  Provides kids a final “virtual” performance with their classmates –  Offered as a “pay-what-you-can” model to help those in need Beat by Beat Press has released the world’s first virtual children’s musical, The Show Must Go Online, with the goal of helping theatre [...]

The Show Must Go Online: Update and FAQ


Apr 3, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 3 Comments

  We’re thrilled to announce that we’re beating our projected timeline! Our new virtual children’s musical The Show Must Go Online will be available for instant download on Monday, April 6th, 2020 at 9AM EST! This musical is specifically written to be rehearsed and performed remotely Typically it takes a year for us to develop [...]

The Show Must Go Online: Song Preview


Mar 31, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 6 Comments

  We’ve received an incredible response from the Beat by Beat community regarding our plan to create a musical that can be rehearsed and performed remotely. Many of you have expressed how disappointed your students have been to have their performances cancelled. How as teachers you were at a loss and searching for solutions to [...]

Introducing…The Show Must Go Online! A Virtual Children’s Musical


Mar 31, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 17 Comments

  [Update April 6, 2020: This show is now available! Click here to learn more.] It breaks our heart to hear that so many theatre performances have been postponed or cancelled. This means there are so many actors out there that won’t have a chance for a final performance. So we wanted to come up [...]

4 Ways to Brush Up Your Improv at Home


Mar 25, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 5 Comments

By Mel Paradis (author of Teaching Improv: The Essential Handbook) I feel grateful for my improv roots right now. It’s helping me navigate the uncertainty of each coming day. When I start losing my mind (new choice), toilet paper (new choice), hand sanitizer (new choice), banana peels (go on…), I realize I need to take [...]

Remote Drama Activity: Virtual Monologues (15 FREE Monologues from Beat by Beat)


Mar 16, 2020 Remote Drama Activities 9 Comments

  The following activity is a great exercise for teachers looking for ways to help kids practice and showcase their acting skills remotely. Additionally, virtual auditioning (or self-taping) has become more and more popular, and this is a great introduction into how that process works. To help facilitate the activity, Beat by Beat is offering [...]