Picture Book Musicals Children’s Theater Program


Picture books come alive as children’s musicals:

Easy to Rehearse                    Simple to Produce                    Fun to Perform!

Choose from these exciting theater kits:

What is unique about our shows for kids?

Our shows are based on Booksicals’  beloved children’s book series. Using music, dance and theater to bring picture books to life on stage or in the classroom, Picture Book Musicals engage students in social and emotional learning through the arts.

  • 10-25 minute shows 
  • Stage individually or as a series of vignettes   
  • Promote themes and values for social and personal growth 

The Theater Kit  provides everything needed to put on a school play.

Picture Book Musical Theater Kit ($179)   For 3rd – 6th grade
Script – Downloadable
Sing-Along Musical Tracks
Performance Musical Tracks
Full Audio Book with songs
Piano Vocal Score
Lyric Sheets
Licensing Fee (Unlimited performances)
Artwork (pdf of illustrated book for backdrops)
Director’s Guide
One Picture book for school library

Classroom Arts Enrichment Kit    ($279)  For K- 3rd grade 

Picture Book Musical Theater Kit Plus:
*Musical Video
*Instructional Dance Video
*Teacher’s Classroom Enrichment  Guide
*Social Emotional Learning Guide

The Story Behind Picture Book Musicals:

Booksicals are beautifully illustraed

Booksicals was founded in 2009 by Los Angeles children’s author and musical theater composer Susan Chodakiewitz.  “My mission to unlock the power of a child’s vivid imaginations led me to create picture books that kids could sing along to and perform.”

As a frequent presenter at schools Susan discovered something important. “In all my school presentations I brought costumes and props for the kids to role play. Kids were so enthusiastic  to become characters from the book and bring the story to life. With all the “theatrical” excitement that kids felt at my presentations I realized that I need to provide kids with a tool to perform the books for their school.”  With the release of  Picture Book Musical Performance Kits Booksicals  provides teachers and kids with the tools to put on their own Picture Book Musical shows for the whole school.



Listen to AUDIO SAMPLE of the Passover musical: Mr. Snoozle’s Exquisite Eggs