New musical plays for kids and teaching drama resources.

New Play for Middle & High School Coming February 5th, 2018


Jan 31, 2018 4 Comments

  We’re kicking off the new year with a big announcement… On Monday, February 5th, 2018 we’re releasing our first ever play for middle- and high-school age actors. The play is a riveting drama about a bullying incident that occurs on a high school campus. It explores perspective and empathy. Soon we’ll reveal the title and artwork… But [...]

Drama Game: MeYouYouMe Name Game


Jan 28, 2018 Drama Games , 1 Comment

Purpose: A fun, quick game to help learn the names of everyone in the class. Procedure: 1. Have the students stand in a single line. 2. The 1st student in line (i.e. Marc) turns to the 2nd student in line (i.e. Rachel) and initiates the following script (taken from the name of the game, Me You You [...]

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Mentions Beat by Beat Musicals on Late Night with Seth Meyers


Jan 12, 2018 0 Comments

We just had a I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moment! Patrick Wilson was a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers and chatted about what it was like for him and his wife to direct their kids’ elementary school musical. When the Tony-nominated Broadway actor was asked about which shows he and his wife have chosen to do, he [...]

Drama Game: Do Nothing


Jan 3, 2018 Drama Games 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up Purpose: This game fits in a category that I call minimalism :)  Extremely simple, yet effective at focusing a class and having a bit of fun in the beginning of a session. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Tell them (with a wink) you are about to introduce to them a [...]

Putting on a Show: How do I get my kids excited about a musical they’ve never heard of?


Dec 19, 2017 Arts Education, Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, Plays for Kids, Putting on a Show, Teaching Drama 0 Comments

The spring musical is around the corner…whoo hoo! This is the time when drama and music teachers have a chance to shine.  A chance to put up a show your kids will never forget. But this time of year can also come with a lot of questions… For experienced drama teachers, how do you keep [...]

Drama Game: Clap, Snap, Stomp


Dec 3, 2017 Drama Games , 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Focus Purpose: A simple game that requires focus and teamwork.  Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Count off around the circle “1, 2, 3”. (“1, 2, 3, 1, 2, 3, etc.”) 3. Do it again, but this time all the 1’s will be replaced by a snap of the fingers. (“snap, [...]

2017 Free Christmas Songs & The Holiday Magic CD


Nov 27, 2017 Free Downloads, Holiday 0 Comments

Happy Holidays from Beat by Beat! Click below to listen to this year’s original Christmas song written by Denver Casado & Ashley Fox Linton for the Holiday Magic CD. <a href=””>Holiday Magic Songs – Casado & Linton by Ashley Fox Linton & Denver Casado</a>You can download this song and 5 others that Denver and Ashley contributed from [...]

Drama Game: Moose!


Oct 18, 2017 Drama Games , 0 Comments

Type: Creativity, Improv Purpose: This fast-paced improv game helps students quickly be able to justify their actions in the middle of an improv. This game is best for slightly older students with some improv experience. Procedure: 1. Have the class stand in a circle. 2. Go around the circle having each student count off as “A” [...]

Drama Game: Paper Airplane Introduction


Sep 10, 2017 Drama Games 0 Comments

  Type: Ensemble Building Purpose: A fun getting-to-know-you game for the beginning of a new semester…that involves making paper airplanes! Procedure: 1. Gather the class into a sitting circle. 2. Pass out a piece of paper to each student and a writing utensil. 3. On the piece of paper they must write their name, and two places they would [...]

Drama Game: Witch & Wizard Cauldron


Aug 27, 2017 Drama Games , 3 Comments

Type: Warm-Up, Creativity Purpose: A fun game that will help students begin to think about using their voice and body to create different types of characters. Procedure: 1. Gather the students into a standing circle. 2. Tell the students to close their eyes. When you snap, they will be transformed into a witch or wizard. They should [...]