About Us

Musicals and Plays for Young Performers

A Pocket Full of Plays is an independent online publisher of original plays and musicals for young performers. Our mission is to nurture the creative spirit in children through onstage performance. Our original scripts provide opportunities for children at a variety of age and skill levels to build self-confidence and self-esteem while stimulating creativity, teamwork, and aesthetic awareness and developing a familiarity with the stage. Each child’s journey ends with a memorable, joyful performance experience.

A Pocket Full of Plays has evolved from a long-running children’s theater company that originated in 1981. During the life of this ongoing children’s theater, many scripts were written for students to perform. The highly successful productions that resulted made it clear that these musicals and plays had a life beyond this program.


Our unique collection of scripts offers delightful roles for each and every child, structured in a way that makes rehearsals not only manageable but fun. Instead of building a story around several single characters that move from scene to scene, supported by a large chorus of children with bit parts, our scripts feature characters that work in specific groups. Although some have more lines than others, each child is engaged with a character, a small group song, two cast songs, and two short scenes.

You will find these plays present wonderful flexibility in casting and can be easily modified for groups of any size and gender. Ideal for schools, summer camps, and church groups, our plays have been produced countless times to rave revues. If you want a fresh, whimsical, and charming approach to some old tales, with opportunities for each child to shine, you'll love our children's theater collection.