PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL continue it open ended run Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm with two special spring break weekday performances on Friday, April 10th and Monday April 13th both at 1:00 pm. All tickets are $29.50. The show is appropriate for children ages 2 to 10. For tickets and information, please visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. The BLEECKER STREET THEATRE is located at 45 Bleecker Street (North side of Bleecker Street, between Lafayette & Mott Streets).
PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, now in its third year, began at Vital Theatre Company's home theater at 76th Street and Broadway. After completing its initial sold-out six week run it moved to the SOHO PLAYHOUSE where it enjoyed an extended run through summer of 2007. In January of 2008, the production re-opened at midtown's NEW WORLD STAGES, where it ran through September of 2008. In November of 2008 the production moved to the Bleecker Street Theater at 45 Bleecker where it has settled into an open-ended run in the 240-seat theater, playing Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 pm.
The production, with book and lyrics by ELIZABETH KANN and VICTORIA KANN, and music, lyrics and orchestrations by JOHN GREGOR, is based on the popular children's book PINKALICIOUS by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann. The musical adaptation is directed by TERESA K. POND with choreography by DAX VALDES musical direction by JAD BERNARDO.
Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe - a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this predicament.
The current cast includes JILL TAYLOR ANTHONY, JONATHAN BAUCHMAN, COLLEEN FEE, MOLLY GILMAN, ROB HINDERLITER, DAN LAWLER, Rori Nogee and ERIC RESTIVO.
Lyricist, composer and orchestrator JOHN GREGOR received a 2004 Frederick Loewe Award for his musical WITH GLEE, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. Recently, WITH GLEE was presented in a workshop by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, and premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. His musical adaptation of Gogol's tragicomic short story THE OVERCOAT has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, and at the Barrington Stage Company and The New York International Fringe Festival. He has also co-written several children's musicals for Vital Theatre Company, including THE CHANGELING and THE BULLY.
ELIZABETH KANN & VICTORIA KANN (Book & Lyrics) are co-authors of the New York Times best-selling children's picture books PINKALICIOUS (HarperCollins, 2006) and PURPLICIOUS (HarperCollins, 2007) that Victoria also illustrated. Elizabeth and Victoria are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Victoria's award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers, and books. Elizabeth's writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications. To learn more about the sister duo and their books, visit them online at their website at http://www.cupcakesforall.com.
Director TERESA K. POND has produced and directed numerous plays, musicals, and opera during her seven-year tenure as Producing Artistic Director of ACT (Alaska). Musicals include West Side Story, THE MUSIC MAN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CAMELOT and HONK! Regional work includes MACBETH, TARTUFFE, LYSISTRATA, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and OF MICE AND MEN. Her award-winning production of HALF LIFE was hailed as the top show of The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) in 2005 (New York Magazine). Recent work includes: EXTRAORDINARY! at Vital Theatre Company, PERFECT WEDDING and RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Millbrook Playhouse.
VITAL THEATRE COMPANY commissions four to five new musicals for children each season. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company has been honored with two AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE by the Off Off Broadway Review and received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being "a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices." Now in its 10th season, the company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. To date, the company has presented 41 original productions for over 150,000 children and their families.
Photo Credit: Sun Productions
Marc De La Concha and Rori Nogee
Molly Gilman and Rori Nogee
Molly Gilman, Nathaniel Timmerman, Rori Nogee, Marc De La Concha, and Lindsie Van Winkle
Rori Nogee, Lindsie Van Winkle, Marc De La Concha, and Nathaniel Timmerman
BWW Hi-Res Gallery - Original Version