PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, began at Vital Theatre Company's home theater at 76th Street and Broadway in 2006. 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. The production then moved to the MMAC (Manhattan Movement & Arts Center). It has since returned to its New York home at the theatres at 45 Bleecker, and has been touring the US and Canada for over four years.
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 musical direction by JAD BERNARDO.
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 www.thinkpinkalicious.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 , located in New York City's Upper West Side at 76th and Broadway, commissions new musicals for children and families. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company's Family Series 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 twelfth season, the company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. To date, the company has presented 50 original productions for over 160,000 children and their families. For more information about how to get involved, how to contribute or for information about theatre rentals, please visit Vital Theatre Company on the web at VITALTHEATRE.ORG.
Macaroni Kid: Win Tickets to "Pinkalicious the Musical"
September 9, 2010
Manhattan is a veritable treasure trove when it comes to children's theater. From spectacular Broadway musicals to live-action shows starring Elmo and his furry friends to small-scale original productions, the city really is a theater-going kid's oyster. Among these fantastic offerings, Pinkalicious the Musical stands out as a real pearl. This charming musical brings to life the popular children's book, Pinkalicious, by sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, which tells the tale of a little girl who can't resist the urge to devour as many pink cupcakes as possible. Hilarity ensues when Pinkalicious sneaks so many pink cupcakes that she develops a case of "pinkatitis". read more
Kid Culture: "Pinkalicious" Ticket Giveaway
June 23, 2010
About a year ago, I took my daughter to see "Pinkalicious" downtown at the Bleeker Theater. If you have a daughter age 12 and under, particularly one who loves the color as much as mine does, I am sure you have heard of the story. The play is based on a book by Elizabeth Victoria Kahn. It's about a little girl who can't stop eating pink cupcakes, despite warnings from her parents. She then develops an ailment called Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. At first she is thrilled, but when reality sets in, she has to figure out a way to return to normalcy. read more
Mother and Daughter Day Out
MARCH 10, 2010
Juliana was my only child until she was six years old. For so long she was my one and only. Juliana is the best big sister, and she is so good with her brothers, but I know she also enjoys her time alone with me. So I was thrilled to receive a pair of reviewer’s tickets to see Pinkalicious, the Musical. (I received 2 tickets to see Pinkalicious compliments of the show to review the show). The tickets were for a Sunday afternoon, and I couldn’t wait to take my little girl. read more
More than Delicious, it's Pinkalicious, The Musical!
OCTOBER 12, 2009
by Josh Lasser
Most of the songs are peppy and upbeat, whether it's Doctor Wink diagnosing the case of Pinkititis or the bees and birds attacking Pinkalicious because they think she's a pink peony. Things do slow down a little at times, but only momentarily and never long enough to give the young audience time to lose their enthusiasm – an enthusiasm that is promoted by the cast as they do the standard querying of the audience as to where a character has gone or what they should do next. read more
PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL
August 21, 2008
Both my son, Charlie, and I were skeptical about Pinkalicious, the musical based on the best-selling children’s book of the same name currently playing at New World Stages. Charlie’s dubiety arose from the fact that, at three and a half years old, he worships at the altar of all things boy these days—the creepier and crawlier, the better—and has recently made what I hope is the developmentally normal, but which I fear might smack of out-and-out misogyny, declaration that the color pink is only for girls. I, on the other hand, just wasn’t sure if there would be enough material from the book to sustain a full-fledged musical. read more
We LOVE Pinkalicious the musical!!! A Hot PINK Review!
July 9, 2008
So a couple weeks ago we took our two kids (4 and 2) to see Pinkalicious the musical in Doylestown, PA with some friends. Let me start by saying that Pinkalicious is one of our favorite children's books and if you can't tell by the color of my blog site, I have a bit of pinkititis myself! And since my daughter's nickname is "Cakes" because of her own love of cupcakes, of course we had to go! read more
Artwork © 2006 by Victoria Kann