Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure comes to the HITS stage this summer. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band.
Rehearsal Classes are June 3-16, 2019, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
First Day of Regular Class: Monday, June 3, 2019Dress Rehearsal: Saturday, June 15, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Performances: Saturday, June 15 at 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 16 at 1:30 p.m.
"Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure JV"
Based on the TV show inspired by music made famous by The Beatles
Based on the Netflix Original Series “Beat Bugs”
Sean Cercone & David Abbinanti
Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalogue that appear in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”
MR. SUNFemale/MaleThe narrator of the story. Mr. Sun welcomes us into the Bugs’ story and lives.
JAYMaleHe is a curious Scarab Beetle who loves action and playing his keyboard, which doubles as his skateboard!
CRICKMaleHe is a thoughtful cricket. Crick is an inventor and talented guitarist.
KUMIFemaleKumi, a ladybug, is a problem solver and talented martial artist. She loves helping her friends!
WALTERMaleA slug, Walter is the group’s thespian. He loves to sing, dance, act, and going on adventures with his friends.
BUZZFemale/MaleOur littlest bug, a fruit fly. Buzz is adventurous and excitable!
MEAN MR. MUSTARDMaleA stink bug and the “villain” of our story. Mean Mr. Mustard is out to destroy Strawberry Fields.
PRUDENCEFemaleMean Mr. Mustard’s assist-ant, Prudence feels overlooked.
BILLY SHEERSMaleBilly Shears is the lead singer of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
SGT. PEPPERMaleThe leader and producer of the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. He helps Walter realize his destiny.
POSTMAN BEEFemale/MaleA townsbug
FLAT TOP BUGFemale/MaleA townsbug - referenced in “Come Together”. He sings with the band.
STAGE MANAGERFemale/MaleA townsbug who keeps the Beat Bugs organized as they prep and perform their show.
THE QUEEN-BEEFemaleThe Queen of our Bug Town.
JOE COCKEROACHMaleA rockstar bug who comes to perform at the Beat Bugs shows.
MINER BIRDSMale & FemaleRough characters in yellow hard hats and neon vests who work for Mean Mr. Mustard.
SGT. PEPPER’S BANDMale & FemaleA wild and fun Band that performs in the town square.
ENSEMBLEMale & FemaleThroughout Beat Bugs the Ensemble will play various characters including insects, fireflies, assist-ants, strawberries, grass, birds, etc.
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