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This is a delightful revue mixing well-loved folk songs with a wonderful collection of melodies and great fun introducing Mother Goose to a whole new generation of audiences. Enormously popular, the original production of A Pocketful of Rhymes - staged with only a chair and six blocks - played limited engagements on Broadway and even inspired a CBS television series.

A Pocketful of Rhymes is an energetic musical revue featuring Mother Goose's "greatest hits." Classic nursery rhymes are set to a catchy contemporary score as Mother Goose teaches her young friends a variety of lessons. Moving through a variety of styles of 20th Century American music, Mother Goose and the kids explore favorites like "The Spider and The Fly", "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." They end with Mother Goose telling the story of a thousand years of human civilization in music and rhyme.


A Pocketful of Rhymes is perfect for companies looking to do a show with featured roles for young talented singer/dancers. With minimal set needs, the show is easy to produce.  The tuneful score paired with timeless stories makes A Pocketful of Ryhmes a theatrical staple.

For further information, song samples,  production requirements and leasing, visit the Music Theatre International page for A Pockfull of Rhymes.

Book and Lyrics by Jim Eiler

Music by Jim Eiler and Jeanne Bargy

Cast Size: Flexible

Cast Type: Ensemble Cast

A Pocketful of Rhymes

Also Available: (Additional Fee)

  • Music Cue-to-Cue CD (for select shows only)

  • Marketing materials

What's Included:

Mother Goose is back in this musical revue featuring the greatest nursery rhymes set to the catchiest tunes.
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