Welcome to Pickle-Chiffon Pie:
The Musical

In the Kingdom of Bushelpeck, the royal family is quite distressed. King Willoughbye can’t enjoy his favorite dessert – Queen Lauralai’s famous Pickle-Chiffon Pie. The “Great Cucumber Crisis of the Century” is being caused by a short supply of the main ingredient and because, numerous princes are devouring whatever pie supply there is when they are hosted for dinners while courting Princess Sunnyskye. The King devises a contest among the princes to decide who will get to the marry Sunnyskye. Of course, Sunnyskye has other ideas—she believes that she should be able to decide whether and whom to marry. Will the King ultimately proclaim a winner? Will Sunnyskye’s voice be heard?

The musical tells an updated and female empowered version of this timeless tale of the importance of love, kindness, and consideration of others, truly the “Most Wonderful Thing!” Composers/lyricists Jeffrey Artzi and Daniel Tenenbaum have teamed with their co-bookwriters, Jennifer Adams and Michael Bobbitt, to create a pop-infused score and story encompassing the cucumber-obsessed people of Bushelpeck, “twin” princes for a neighboring kingdom, Villagers, Ladies in Waiting, and a host of others, along with the incredible creatures of the nearby Wonderweird Forest.

Available for licensing are both large cast and smaller cast versions to facilitate both one and two act productions by youth and adult actors. No matter the format, it is sure to delight audiences of all ages!


“Pickle-Chiffon Pie: The Musical” is a modern take on the treasured fairytale book by beloved children’s author, Jolly Roger Bradfield. Audiences young and old will love how this new musical uses a variety of modern musical styles (including pop, rock, Motown, calypso, and some Broadway-style power ballads), clever lyrics, and a humor-infused book to tell a timeless tale of a Princess taking control of her own destiny and how caring and kindness always wins the day!

The Original Book

book-coverIf you’re looking for a copy of the original book “Pickle-Chiffon Pie,” by Jolly Roger Bradfield, please click here