Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site the Musical

Based on the book by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld
Produce by The Bay Area Children's Theatre
Book, lyrics and music by Austin Zumbro
Directed by Nina Meehan

Click here to get a sneak peek of the long-awaited sequel to Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site!

Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn't sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow's day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the best-selling book!


NINA MEEHAN (PRODUCER & DIRECTOR) Founding company member of Bay Area Children's Theatre (San Francisco, CA) where she has directed such beloved classics as James and the Giant Peach, Little Women, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, Pippi Longstocking and many others. She is an award winning Youth Theatre Director, most recently winning Outstanding Achievements in Acting at the Broadway Jr. Festival in Atlanta, GA (2013) for her youth production of Pirates of Penzance. Nina was recognized as one of the 35-faces of Theatre Bay Area and a “Mom who Rocks” by the national family resource website Red Tricycle. She has worked throughout the Bay Area as an actress, educator, storyteller, and director. Nina proudly sits on the Theatre Services Committee for Theatre Bay Area and the Board of Directors for TYA/USA. Nina received her BS in Theatre from Northwestern University and her Masters in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco. She is mom to Toby (age 6) and Robby (age 3).

AUSTIN ZUMBRO (BOOKS, LYRICS & MUSIC) is a Titan Award winner and TBA Award Nominated playwright and composer of The Day the Crayons Quit, the Musical. His three touring shows (Gold Rush, the Musical; Labcoats and Scapegoats: A Science Fair Musicalamity; Rock the Block: A Walk and Roll Musical) have together been seen by over 100,000 kids in the Bay Area. As a playwright, he has written two non-musical shows for BACT (Rudolph the Ugly Duckling; Lemony Snicket's The Lump of Coal) and ten original scripts for the Live at CCCT Summer Drama Camp.  As a musician, he writes and performs with the bands Nimbleweed and Austin & Myles. He has taught theatre and improv for 15 years, including four years performing with the Stanford Improvisors. He holds a degree in human biology with an emphasis in neuropsychology, which he looks at occasionally. 



  • Team Work
  • Friendship
  • Self-Care
  • Rhyming
  • Critical Thinking
  • Auditory Processing (Read-a-Loud)
  • Emotional Literacy
  • Adaptation

SCHOOL TIME AUDIENCE: Pre-K through Grade 3; Ages 3-8


  • Published in April 2011 and shot to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List in January of 2012
  • To date, the book has been on the NY Times Children's Best Seller Picture Book Chart Top 10 for 229 weeks, #3 March 5, 2017
  • The sequel: Mighty, Mighty Consturction Site debuts at #1 on the March 5, 2017 NYT chart.
  • USA Today Best Selling Books of 2012
  • The Atlantic Staff Selections: The Best Book I Read This Year (2014)
  • 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Award
  • More than 25 foreign language editions
  • Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: The Musical premiered at the Bay Area Children’s Theater in the summer of 2016
  • Long-awaited sequel, Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, to be released in February of 2017
  • The book has inspired puzzles, games, pajamas, and an adorable plush toy from Merry Makers



"The music and libretto were both high quality, deep but fun, and introduced important educational themes, while still being sing-a-longable and fun!"

"The talent and energy of the actors was very impressive. They won over the children and the adults."

"Seeing my daughter's reaction was priceless. This was her first musical. The actors were great-so talented!"