Picture Book Musicals KidsTheater Program


Picture books come alive as short children’s musicals that are:

Easy to Rehearse                    Simple to Produce                    Fun to Perform!

Choose from 5 exciting shows:

What is unique about our shows for kids?

Our shows are based on Susan Chodakiewitz’s fun and engaging children’s book series. Susan combines her talent as an author and composer to present an exciting kids theater program that brings picture books to life.

  • Our shows are 10-15 minutes long
  • Easy to stage individually or as a series of vignettes   
  • Shows have family friendly themes and values

We have two theater kits: a Basic and Premium Kit that provides everything you need to put on the play.

Basic Theatrical Kit ($129)                                                  
Musical Tracks
Licensing Fee (Unlimited performances)
One book for  library/classroom

Premium Theatrical Kit ($159)
Musical Tracks
Licensing Fee (Unlimited performances)
One book for library/classroom
Artwork (for posters/backdrops)
Directors Guide
License to video show

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. “From the get go in my presentations I brought costumes and props for the kids. Kids were so enthusiastic  to become characters from the book and bring the story to life. With all the excitement that kids had at my presentations I realized that I need to provide kids with a tool to perform the books themselves.”  Booksicals has expanded its children’s book line with the release of Picture Book Musical Theate Kits providing teachers and kids the tools to put on their own Picture Book Musical shows.


Listen to sample from the Passover musical: Mr. Snoozle’s Exquisite Eggs