Presents beloved children’s books
adapted into original, fully staged musicals,
brought to life by our professional touring company,
promoting literacy and introducing audiences
to the magic of theatre!
We delight children of ALL ages in schools, hospitals, libraries and youth organizations throughout the Houston metroplex!
PreK & Elementary Schools:
Katy...Fort Bend...Houston...Spring Branch...Cy-Fair...Lamar;
Texas Children's & MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospitals;
Houston Public, Harris County & Fort Bend County Libraries;
YMCA of Greater Houston
From the page to the stage....
The Books Alive! writing team has been creating original musicals for over 10 years by working with the author’s of beloved children’s books to adapt their stories into fully staged, original 45 minute musicals. The author's very words, ideas and intentions are worked into every script, and the sets, props and costuming are in keeping with the story’s illustrations wherever possible, so that all of the elements work together to engage the young reader’s imagination and bring the story from the page to the stage.
As part of the Books Alive! experience, one month prior to the performance, each location receives a copy of the book the musical is adapted from. The ideal is to have the book read to and shared with the students to ensure their familiarity with the story in its written form. On performance days, the audience takes their seats and the fun begins!
Professional Touring Company
Professional designers are hired to create the set, props and costumes and professional actors are cast to ensure the highest quality performance. After 2 months of development, the tour hits the road. The tour team arrives an hour prior to performance to set the stage and get into character. With all of these elements in place, a Books Alive! touring performance is entertainment with a cause – to promote literacy, stimulate creativity and offer valuable lessons – much of which happens without the audience even realizing.