Schools & Libraries

Inspiring a Love for Reading Through The Arts —

The Booksicals Repertory Company creates and performs musical adaptations of our childrens books, bringing characters and stories to life at SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, MUSEUMS and BOOK FAIRS.
Booksicals also provides Author Readings or Workshops with author, composer, and Booksicals Founder: Susan Chodakiewitz.
For Grades K-3 Susan will do an author reading with interactive games and multimedia presentation.
For Grades 4-12 Susan will do a one hour creative workshop involving the use of picture books as the inspiration for theater, dance and song writing.

Sample of School Performance of “Too Many Visitors for One Little House”

To Schedule an Author Reading/Workshop or Booksicals Performance

Our unique Booksicals on Stage literacy program provides a creative, interactive, fun and musical way of inspiring kids with a love for reading.

Too Many Visitors for One Little House is currently available for performances at schools, libraries, theaters  and special events.

Too Many Visitors for One Little House is a 4-character show performed by the Booksicals Repertory Group, a group of professional actors.  The program consists of an introduction by the author followed by a musical performance with audience participation, a question and answer period with the  author and characters. A follow- up project for the children to do in their classrooms  related to the book will be suggested .

The program is geared for 2–8 years old, Kindergarten–2nd grade.

This is what librarian, Carol Duan, has to say about Booksicals on  Stage

The professional cast  of Booksicals presented a very clever and exciting weaving of dramatic theatre and picture book. The music was a delight as well!The cast of “Too Many Visitors for One Little House” interpreted the story so well and presented it with such perfection that they enthralled the packed audience of mostly preschoolers and captured the attention of infants and adults as well!

I can just picture the many children that will be asking for the story to be read and re-read to them throughout our community. Now that’s success!  The author, Susan Chodakiewitz, is enthusiastic and totally dedicated to her craft of storytelling. I highly recommend the Booksicals performance of “Too Many Visitors for One Little House” to anyone wishing to promote the love of reading in children.

Carol Duan, Robertson Branch Manager, Los Angeles Public Library

This is what educator Tzippy Ravnoy has to say…

The musical performance of “Too Many Visitors for One Little House” was amazing! My kids loved it — from my  4 yr old to my 10 yr old! Gitty made me read her the story 4 times tonight!!! They love the music and can’t stop singing it. We went on the website and played the music clip you have there but they want more.  They can’t wait to download the recording.  Congratulations!

Tzippy Ravony, Educator at Kreative Kids, a division of Jewish Learning Academy of Los Angeles

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Booksicals on Stage performances are great for fundraisers, birthday celebrations, holidays, literacy promotion events, and special occasions.