Beat Bugs JV

Also available: Beat Bugs

Beat Bugs, a new musical adaptation based on the NETFLIX animated series, inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, centers around five pals who explore the world and learn life lessons. Follow Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi as they go on a mission to save Strawberry Fields! The show incorporates numerous songs from the iconic catalogue including “All You Need Is Love”, “Come Together”, “We Can Work It Out”, “Yellow Submarine”, “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds”, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, “In My Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Magical Mystery Tour”.

Roles
18+
Musicians
1 or none
Acts
1
Duration
60-70 Min

Music

Creators

Sean Cercone

Sean Cercone

Author Sean Cercone Prior to launching Broadway Licensing, Cercone served as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President of Professional and International Licensing for Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW). Since 2011, Cercone helped...

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David Abbinanti

David Abbinanti

Author David Abbinanti is Vice President of Music & Creative at Broadway Licensing as well as a national award-winning composer, songwriter and orchestrator. Credits include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL (Orchestrations,...

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Instrumentation

1 Musician

Digital Performance Tracks or Piano only.

Casting

Mr. Sun
Female/Male
The narrator of the story. Mr. Sun welcomes us into the Bugs’ story and lives.

Jay
Male
He is a curious Scarab Beetle who loves action and playing his keyboard, which doubles as his skateboard!

Crick
Male
He is a thoughtful cricket. Crick is an inventor and talented guitarist.

Kumi
Female
Kumi, a ladybug, is a problem solver and talented martial artist. She loves helping her friends!

Walter
Male
A slug, Walter is the group’s thespian. He loves to sing, dance, act, and going on adventures with his friends.

Buzz
Female/Male
Our littlest bug, a fruit fly. Buzz is adventurous and excitable!

Mean Mr. Mustard
Male
A stink bug and the “villain” of our story. Mean Mr. Mustard is out to destroy Strawberry Fields.

Prudence
Female
Mean Mr. Mustard’s assist-ant, Prudence feels overlooked.

Billy Sheers
Male
Billy Shears is the lead singer of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Sgt. Pepper
Male
The leader and producer of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He helps Walter realize his destiny.

Doris
Female
A townsbug.

Postman Bee
Female/Male
A townsbug

Flat Top Bug
Female/Male
A townsbug - referenced in “Come Together”. He sings with the band.

Stage Manager
Female/Male
A townsbug who keeps the Beat Bugs organized as they prep and perform their show.

The Queen-Bee
Female
The Queen of our Bug Town.

Joe Cockeroach
Male
A rockstar bug who comes to perform at the Beat Bugs shows.

Miner Birds
Male & Female
Rough characters in yellow hard hats and neon vests who work for Mean Mr. Mustard.

Sgt. Pepper’s Band
Male & Female
A wild and fun Band that performs in the town square.

Ensemble
Male & Female
Throughout Beat Bugs the Ensemble will play various characters including insects, fireflies, assist-ants, strawberries, grass, birds, etc. If there are a large number of students in ensemble, the director may choose to divide the actors into the various groupings to allow more kids to be part of the show.

Promotional Resources

Beat Bugs JV Logo Pack

Official Logo Pack

Included with license

Includes color and black and white high-resolution logo files in JPG, PNG, and EPS formats.

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Beat Bugs JV Official Show Artwork

Official Show Artwork

$175 / $125 for educators

Creating artwork for your performance has never been easier – customize online in minutes, download a print-ready PDF, order printed posters, access layered files.

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Beat Bugs JV Promotion Kit & Social Media Guide

Digital Marketing Essentials

$250 / $150 for educators

Includes everything you need to plan and implement the promotion of your show – 50+ graphics for social media, original show specific content, social media guide, promotion calendar and press release template.

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Production Resources

Advance Pack

Includes 1 Piano/Conductor Book, 1 Director’s Script and 1 Cast Script/ Vocal Book shipped as soon as payment is received.

$100

Extra Rehearsal Weeks

If you need your full set of production materials prior to the regularly scheduled shipment (see above), you can request additional weeks.

$100 / week

Keyboard Patch Designer

Broadway-quality virtual instrument patches that will enrich the sound and sonic scope of your orchestra! Requires a Mac computer with the Mainstage 3 app and a keyboard with a USB connection.

$200

Full Conductor Score

An ideal solution for those who choose to conduct their show from the podium, as opposed to the piano. Each detailed instrument staff is always right in front of you--giving you the most comprehensive layout for full control of your orchestra.

$125/Print, $100/Digital, $175/both

TurnKey Transpositions

Broadway stars change the keys of songs all the time...so why not you? Optimize your actors' performances by ordering our TurnKey Transposition. Get the perfect key for the perfect actor! All digital delivery, usually within 24 hours.

$50 per song for PV or PC
$150 per song for all orchestral parts (including PC/PV)

Digital Orchestration Parts

Prefer playing or rehearsing from your tablet? All of our orchestration books (including PC and PV) are available in digital copies.

PC or PV $50
Orchestration Parts $25/per book