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 Beauty and the Beast!  Script for Kids!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! "Our group just recently performed Beauty and the Beast - it went great!"

Lisa Kelly, Stillwater, OK

School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! "We have had huge successes the past two years with Peter Pan and Beauty and the Beast...we love your shows!  Keep them coming!"

Jan Plank, Director, Temple Beth Hillel Day School, Valley Village, CA

 Large Cast Script for Kids!  Beauty and the Beast!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! The School Play Package allows you to adapt the script, add songs, lines, roles and make a Video/DVD of your special performance!

School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! "I just performed Beauty and the Beast with my 4th and 5th grade drama club last night and it was AWESOME!! I love your plays!"

Holly Kidwell, Teacher

 Fun Play for Kids!  Beauty and the Beast!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! Teachers, this children's play version of Beauty and the Beast is written just for you and your students. It is a faithful telling of the story you know so well, simplified for young performers. Best of all, it's lots of fun for everyone!

School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! "We love your easy to use scripts and short lines for kids to memorize!"

Julie Echelmeier, Higginsville Theatre Company Theatre Academy

 Popular Children's Play for Kids to Perform! - Beauty and the Beast!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! This School-Play, Children's Script and Play Version of Beauty and the Beast requires no professional experience in theatre. It is written in simple terms with lots of practical suggestions.

School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! The School Play Package allows you to adapt the script add songs, lines, roles and make a Video/DVD of your special performance!

 Fun for Both Boys and Girls!  Beauty and the Beast!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! Open staging! Your gymnasium, cafeteria or any other large room is perfect.

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! Recommended for Grades 1 and Up!

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! Costume pieces and scenery can be made in the classroom.

School Play Packages for Teachers and Students! Lots of humor, fun and helpful directing tips.

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School Play for Children! Beauty and the Beast Kids Play for Schools!
Large Cast School Play for Kids to Perform!

Cast List
CD Soundtrack Cues
Script Sample

Running Time: About 45 minutes
Flexible Cast of About 29 - 7 Female, 7 Male, All others F/M

BEAUTY:  (F, 72 lines total)
BEAUTY #1  (F, 21 lines)
BEAUTY #2  (F, 16 lines)
BEAUTY #3  (F, 18 lines)
BEAUTY #4  (F, 17 lines)

BEAST:  (M, 43 lines total)
PRINCE/BEAST  (M, 9 lines)
BEAST #1  (M, 8 lines)
BEAST #2  (M, 10 lines)
BEAST #3  (M, 16 lines)

PAPA:  (M, 43 lines total)
PAPA #1  (M, 22 lines)
PAPA #2  (M, 21 lines)

RED  (M/F, 8 lines)
BLUE  (M/F, 7 lines)
GREEN  (M/F, 7 lines)
YELLOW  (M/F, 7 lines)

BEGGAR:  (M/F, 12 lines)
HENRI THE PAINTER:  (M/F, 8 lines, 1 long speech)
MARCEL THE MIME:  (M/F, important movement)

BEBE THE BAKER  (M/F, 14 lines)
GERARD THE GROCER  (M/F, 11 lines)

BRUNO:  (M, 22 lines)

WILD BILL  (M/F, 10 lines)
FANG  (M/F, 10 lines)
HOWLER  (M/F, 7 lines)

MRS. TEA-TIME  (F, 21 lines)
TINK  (M/F, 11 lines)
MR. WINDUP  (M/F, 31 lines)
MR. SPARKLE  (M/F, 32 lines)

Great Play for Your Large Cast of Talented Kids!
Beauty and the Beast for Kids to Have Fun and Perform!
All-Kids Cast!  G Cole Productions, Cranston RI

"Thank you for providing outstanding adaptations, scripts, staging notes, background music and study guides.  Our school had 24 cast members and additional 20 kids involved in crew.  It is such a great way to engage so many children together!" 
Sarah Lambrecht, Lincoln Elem, Wauwatosa WI


Written especially for young people to perform.
While you may find large cast plays from other publishers, most of those were originally written for adults or professional actors to perform. They often contain difficult dialogue, unfamiliar or complex language, and speeches too long for young children to memorize. They may even contain jokes, innuendos and subject matter that may not be appropriate for children.

Easy to understand and memorize.
Dialogue is simple, fresh, quick and humorous, keeping the action flowing without stops and starts between scenes. This keeps young people and young audiences engaged throughout the performance - no awkward pauses, no dead-time, no wiggles!

Everyone participates!
All children are involved throughout the performance. This builds confidence, promotes team spirit and eliminates rehearsal rowdiness. The audience is often asked to join in the fun, and action often spills into the aisles! All of our SCHOOL PLAYS give suggestions on how to divide up large parts (such as Dorothy in Wizard of Oz) among several performers so that no one child is the "star".

Familiar stories with upbeat endings.
The story line stays as close as possible to the familiar story the kids already know.  While some authors feel the need to "improve" the story, our SCHOOL PLAYS stay as close to the familiar narrative as possible, making it easier for children - and your audience - to understand.

Feel free to edit!  Go ahead and tape it!
Most publishers insist that no changes may be made to their scripts.  We know that your goal is to engage every child in the most meaningful way and that your needs are unique.  Cut, eliminate, re-assign lines, or add as much as you like!  Also, there are no restrictions on video tapes.  Parents want a tape or DVD to remember their child's big moment.   Go ahead and tape away!

Kathryn Schultz Miller is one the most prolific and most produced playwrights for children.  Her script, A THOUSAND CRANES, won the National Endowment for the Arts Playwright Award (and countless others) at a time when plays for children were not considered serious works. Now, many of her published scripts are considered classics for young audiences.  When teachers voiced their need for great plays that kids can perform Ms. Miller responded with ArtReach’s School Plays:  “I never dreamed I’d write for anyone other than professionals.  But writing for child performers has been the most profound and rewarding experience of my life”.


In the past few years we've seen a tremendous increase of confidence in the teachers we hear from.  Most are finding it easier to let the process flow and worry less about the final product.  I firmly believe that the experience will be best for all when you keep a few things in mind:

Free yourself from worry about whether or not it's "good".  No one is paying big ticket prices; no one expects a Broadway success.  The key to making this project meaningful is to put the emphasis on process; realize that rehearsal and practice are as much a part of the experience as the actual performance.  Encourage fun and you will free the children from embarrassment and stress.  If the kids can't learn the lines let them carry a script or use their own words to convey the character's message.  If they seem to wander the stage, let them explore where they want to go - they might surprise you with a wonderful idea.  In every aspect of the process give them the wings to create and think.  Give them a comfortable, supportive place to go and their confidence and self-expression will soar!

Above all else, make sure you are having fun.  If you've never directed a play before, don't worry.  It's all just pretend -- you can't do it wrong!  The quality of your experience is every bit as important as that of the children.  You need the joy of self-expression too, that doesn't go away when we grow up.  So give yourself a break.  And when all else fails, laugh!

Thank you so much for choosing Beauty and the Beast.  I hope you and your young friends have as much fun performing this play as I did writing it.


Cues, sound effects, background music (traditional-classical)

The CD Soundtrack contains special sound effects and background music (public domain traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the performance. It does not contain music and songs from the popular animated film, nor does it contain music for the performers to sing along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times shown below include silence.
[ Click on [sample] to hear a short sample of the indicated cues ] 

  1. THUNDER, SEA SOUNDS  (1:19) [sample]

  2. BEAST ROAR, SEA, HAPPY MARKET  (2:31) [sample]

  3. SAD MUSIC  (1:01)

  4. OMINOUS MUSIC, STORM  (1:07) [sample]

  5. MAGICAL SOUND  (0:17)

  6. DREAMY GARDEN  (0:54)

  7. BEAST ROAR  (0:16)

  8. BEAST ROAR  (0:16)

  9. FRENCH STRINGS  (0:51) [sample

10. FRIGHTENING FOREST  (0:58) [sample]


12. FANFARE  (0:30) [sample]

13. ANGRY MOB, WALTZ  (1:13) [sample]


15. BEAST ROAR, DRUMS  (0:26)

16. DANCE FINALE, CURTAIN CALL  (3:36) [sample]

Note: Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert these songs into the play.  We recognize that each school has a wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is up to you.

Music & Sound Resources Available on the Internet
( Sheet Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along, Karaoke, Sound Effects )

Internet Resources: Karaoke CDs & Sheet Music
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Fun Roles for Every Child in the Play!
School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast School Play for Children - Beauty and the Beast
Tea-Time Castle Servants -- Surly Wolves in Forest!
Alice E. Grady Elementary School, Elmsford, NY


The story is just as you remember it... Papa has just arrived at the Beast's castle.  Here is lively exchange among the servants.
(Script pages 18-19)

TINK:   What do we do now, Mama?

MRS. TEA-TIME:  It's been so long I hardly know.  I think we start with tea.

(She carries a teapot and pours into a cup.  She gives cup to TINK, who gives it to PAPA.  PAPA gulps it down.)

Oh, my.  

PAPA:  (Out of breath.)  Merci.  I've traveled so far... I've I lost my way...

(WINDUP and SPARKLE enter.)

WINDUP & SPARKLE:  What is the meaning of this?

SPARKLE:  What is all this hub-bub?

WINDUP:  Now see here, Mrs. Tea-time.  We haven't time for nonsense...

SPARKLE:  If someone would endeavor to illoo-minate me...

(They stop, see PAPA, gasp!)


MRS. TEA-TIME:  Why yes, that's what they're called.  I remember now.  Guests!

TINK:  (Amazed.)  A guest!

SPARKLE:  And you know what guests need don't you, Mr. Windup?

WINDUP:  I certainly do, Mr. Sparkle.  They need to tidy up!

(WINDUP and SPARKLE take a big cloths from their pockets and use them to dust PAPA off, violently, big swinging strokes that knock PAPA around.    WINDUP & SPARKLE twirl PAPA as they "tidy".)

SPARKLE:  They need scrubbing and rubbing...

WINDUP:  They need bathing and shaving...

SPARKLE:  Don't forget those feet!

WINDUP:  Don't forget those teeth!

MRS. TEA-TIME:  How about something to eat?

WINDUP:  Yes!  Must have something to eat!

SPARKLE:  Good! 

WINDUP:  Excellent!

SPARKLE:  Splendid!

Note: This is a sample from the actual script.  To review the entire play, order the PERUSAL SCRIPT (online instant download). Or to save 20% on the full production kit and royalty for one performance, order the SCHOOL PLAY PACKAGE (below) and start rehearsals today!


One payment for everything you need to perform the play at your school or organization. No need to purchase multiple scripts, no royalty quote, no separate royalty payment. Order the School Play Package and you're done -- start rehearsals immediately!

1. Master Script ($9.95)
2. Teachers Guide ($9.95)
3. CD Soundtrack ($29.95)
4. Performance License ($60.00)
(License: Rights to copy script, Royalty for one performance)
Get Everything ($109.85 value) - Only $99.95

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We have scripts written just for you! Click on any title below...

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Princess and the Pea * Reluctant Dragon * Sleeping Beauty * Snow White
Treasure Island * Twas the Night Before Christmas * Velveteen Rabbit
We Are The Dream * Wizard of Oz * El Mago de Oz (Spanish Wizard of Oz)
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