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Children’s Musical Theatre Publisher Goes Global in its First Year of Business


Jun 25, 2012 Arts Education, Children's Plays, Children's Theatre , , , , , 0 Comments

After winning audiences across the U.S., Beat by Beat Press brings its unique children’s musicals to Germany and the Caribbean.  NEW YORK, NY, June 26, 2012 – Beat by Beat Press (, a new online publisher of musicals for young performers, announced today that its original shows will debut internationally with productions slated in Frankfurt, Germany [...]

Announcing Our Newest Upcoming Musical…THE GRUNCH!


Jun 25, 2012 Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, The Grunch , , , , , 2 Comments

We’re thrilled to announce the title of our next hit musical, available this fall: Inspired by “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”, The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, he comes up with a [...]

The Independent School in Wichita, KS presents “We Are Monsters”


Apr 30, 2012 Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, Production Photos, We Are Monsters 1 Comment

On April 20th, the drama department at The Independent School in Wichita, Kansas performed We Are Monsters! Here’s what Emily Ottaway, their enthusiastic drama director, had to say about it: The students put on an amazing show! What a great piece for young actors. Thanks Beat by Beat Press!  – Emily Ottaway Below are a [...]

“We Are Monsters” to Premiere in Oklahoma at Lyric Theatre’s CAMP MONSTER This Summer


Mar 21, 2012 Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, We Are Monsters 1 Comment

Look out Oklahoma, some MONSTERS are coming your way! We Are Monsters will make it’s Oklahoma premiere at Lyric Theatre’s Thelma Gaylord Academy summer camp June 4th-15th. They’ve created a two-week “Camp Monster” around the musical for young performers.  Here’s the blurb: Camp Monster is a fun, interactive camp for children ages seven to 14, [...]

Musicville Performance Photos – Gettysburg Elementary


Dec 5, 2011 Children's Plays, Children's Theatre, Musicville, Production Photos 0 Comments

Check out these production photos from Gettysburg Elementary’s “Musicville”! Pictures taken at their performance on November 2, 2011 in Clovis, CA. — Beat by Beat Press believes in the power of musical theatre to inspire children. That’s why we create original children’s plays for schools and community theaters to perform. To learn more, visit us at

VIDEO: Backstage Peek During Gettysburg’s Production of “Musicville”


Nov 8, 2011 Children's Theatre, Musicville 0 Comments

Last week I was able to sneak backstage during one of Gettysburg Elementary’s performances of “Musicville” in Clovis, CA. Sometimes it’s hard to describe what it feels like to be backstage during a production, so I shot a short video to help capture the mood. This video is dedicated to all those backstage workers who [...]

2 Ways to Regain Focus When Rehearsing Your Children’s Play or Musical


Oct 4, 2011 Arts Education, Children's Theatre, Production Tools 0 Comments

When rehearsing with children it’s helpful to have a couple fun, “go-to” tools to help you regain their focus or transition to a different activity. While I’ve seen literally dozens of ways to do this, in the video below I describe two of my favorite that I use over and over again…because they work. Let [...]