Pinkalicious The Musical


Pinkalicious The Musical

  • Assistant Director Clint Hromsco
  • Production Stage Manager Katelyn Degennaro
  • Book & Lyrics Victoria Kann
  • Book & Lyrics Elizabeth Kann
  • Music & Lyrics John Gregor
  • Director Teresa K. Pond
  • Original Director Suzu McConnell-Wood
  • Casting Director Holly Buczek
  • Musical Director Jeffrey Campos


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 how to get out of this predicament.



Alex Schneidman (Mr. Pinkerton) is a Manhattan-based performer and writer from Great Neck, NY. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University. This is his New York debut. Some favorite past experiences include performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and developing new work with the American Music Theatre Project (NU). Thank you to Dan Tomaselli and to his family.

Zephyr Ciesar (Mrs. Pinkerton) is a bi-coastal performer, actor, model, singer and songwriter from Door County, WI. She is a graduate of CAP21 Professional Program for Musical Theater and Performance. Recent experiences include walking as one of the original MoonBabe's in MKE Fashion Week, performing with an original song in the musical revue, Joy (18 W 18th St, NY), performing in the pop/rock show, Love Letters in Limbo (18 W 18th St, NY), and starring as Baby Rose in the musical, Babes in Arms (18 W 18th St, NY). Zephyr is delighted to be joining the cast of Pinkalicious this season! Love and gratitude to all the friends and family that make this artist's life possible. xx


Carly Reed Carlstrom (Alison/Dr. Wink) is thrilled to join the cast of Flight School and Pinkalicious! Her credits include Musical Thrones: a Parody of Ice and Fire (National Tour) as Daenerys/Sansa/Arya/Ygritte and other characters from the HBO series, James and the Giant Peach as Aunt Sponge, Mary in Jesus Christ Superstar (Regional Theatre), and Gladys in Memphis (AMDA College and Conservatory of the performing arts). Carly graduated with her BFA in musical theater from AMDA in 2017. See you in the nest!

Lauryn Morgan Thomas (Pinkalicious) is honored to make her Vital Theater Company debut! Previous credits include: Can Can (Broadway Theatre of Pitman, NJ) Ragtime (Sketch Club Players, NJ) United and Lockhardt (Philadelphia Fringe) Truth & Confessions (Standing Ovations, original cast, PA), Spelling Bee, Nine, Midsummer, and Avenue Q (Univ. of Pittsburgh Stages), and Lightyears Away From You (Univ. of Pittsburgh Stages) which she devised and performed as a solo show. She has also appeared at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia as part of the Next Generation Cabaret and at Dont Tell Mama in Seths Talent Showcase in New York. BPhil Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh. Eternal thanks and love to Thomas Fam and Davis.

Erik Gosnell (Peter Pinkerton) is tickled PINK to be making his Vital Theatre Company debut in two amazing shows! A Nebraska native, Erik flew the coup and currently resides in New York City. He was last seen in the National tour of Daniel Tigers Neighborhood Live: King For A Day! (Prince Wednesday) with Mills Entertainment. Some past credits include: A Charlie Brown Christmas (Jenny Wiley Theatre), Alexander Whos NotGoing To Move (Two Beans Productions/Theatreworks USA!), Rap-Punzel (Florida Studio Theatre), Shrek The Musical (Pinewood Bowl, Inc.) Monty Pythons SPAMalot (Lincoln Playhouse). "Theatre is a work of he(ART)."


Clint Hromsco (Assistant Director) Off-Broadway: Flight School the Musical (Original Cast Recording). National Tours: Jekyll & Hyde, Wizard of Oz, and Nickelodeons Storytime Live! NYC: Abortion by Eugene O'Neill, The Secret Garden, Yosef A New Musical. Select regional credits include: Spamalot, 42nd Street, 9 to 5, Chicago, Shrek, How to Succeed, All Shook Up, 25th AnnualSpelling Bee, Damn Yankees, A Chorus Line, Sister Act. TV/Film: Don Lingle on Mysteries at the Museum (Travel Channel), Airplane Repot (Discovery Channel), Subramanyam for Sale (featured dancer), Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, Girls (HBO), White Collar (USA), 666 Park Avenue (ABC). Clint has also been featured in several regional and international commercials. BFA: Ithaca College. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Jeremy, Laura, Jonathan, Luke and Jeffrey for all of their love and support.

Katelyn Degennaro (Production Stage Manager) Katelyn DeGennaro is glad to be working on another show with Vital Theatre Company. She has also created the props for Vital's productions of Kid Frankenstein, Angelina Ballerina, Owen and Mzee, and Pinkalicious (National Tour). Katelyn has been creating props and stage managing in Northern New Jersey for the past ten years. She would like to thank her family for all of their support and hopes you all enjoy the show!

Victoria Kann (Book & Lyrics) Victoria Kann is the award-winning illustrator and author of the picture book series featuring the whimsical and effervescent character, Pinkalicious. Victoria co-authored and illustrated the first two books, Pinkalicious, Purplicious as well as the play, Pinkalicious The Musical. She wrote and illustrated Goldilicious, Silverlicious, Emeraldalicious, Aqualicious, Peterrific, and is working on several more books about the adventures and antics of Pinkalicious.The Pinkalicious character was inspired by Victoria's real life daughters two girls with vibrant imaginations who love cupcakes, dress up, playing princess, and all things pink. Recently Victoria's husband, a toy designer, built a tree house for their Princess Pinkerbelles. She often hears galloping in the house and wonders if it's Goldilicious or just her Pinkerellas. Victoria is the co-executive producer of Pinkalicious & Peterrific on PBS Kids.

Elizabeth Kann (Book & Lyrics) Elizabeth Kann is a doctor who has yet to see an actual case of Pinkititis. She co-authored the text of Pinkalicious, Pinkalicious The Musical and Purplicious with her sister, Victoria Kann. Her writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications.She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, who is also a doctor, and their three children.

John Gregor (Music & Lyrics) John Gregor is the recipient of a Frederick Loewe Reading for his musical WITH GLEE, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. WITH GLEE opened Off-Broadway in 2010 to sold out audiences and rave reviews.He is also composer and lyricist of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, based on the book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, now in its seventh year Off-Broadway and produced from London to San Diego. His musical adaptation of Gogols tragicomic short story THE OVERCOAT has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and The New York International Fringe Festival. He has also co-written several Theater For Young Audiences musicals for the Vital Theatre Company, including THE CHANGELING.John Gregor lives in New York and holds an MFA in musical theatre writing from New York Universitys Tisch School of the Arts and a degree in musical theatre from Emerson College.

Teresa K. Pond (Director) holds a BFA in Communications from Chapman University and an MFA in Directing from University of California Irvines prestigious Claire Trevor School of Arts, Teresa has directed professionally Off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally. She has worked with New York Classical Theatre, Vital Theatre Company, and the NY Fringe Festival and also previously served as the Executive Director of Anchorage Community Theatre. She has served on arts councils, development groups and other committee associations locally in Anchorage she has collaborated on and off stage with organizations such as Perseverance Theatre, ACT, ATY, Alaska Native Heritage Center, Alaska Dance Theatre, UAA Department of Theatre, Out North Theatre, and worked with several nonprofit and charitable groups in a variety of roles.

Suzu McConnell-Wood (Original Director) is a theatre artist and educator. Currently she is the Elementary Theatre Teacher at Achievement First Iluminar. Prior to Iluminar she taught at the IDEAL School of Manhattan teaching music, theatre and social justice curriculum to grades K-12. She was the Program Director at Kids Creative managing afterschool and summer camp programs. Suzu has over 10 years of experience as a theatre teaching artist in urban NYC classrooms. Her teaching artist experience includes the Broadway show Allegiance with Inspire Change, The Creative Arts Team, Epic Theatre, Border Crossers and Capacity Arts. She has presented theatre based workshops at the AATE National Conference and AATE NY Theatre in Our Schools conference, NYC Arts Education Face to Face Conference, and Facing Race. As the Director of Vital Childrens Theatre, she directed the original Pinkalicious the Musical and The Bully. She is an actor with Living Voices touring multi-media one-woman shows to schools and communities, as well as an ensemble member with Honest Accomplice Theatre and The Forum Project. She holds a Masters in Applied Theatre and earned a Bachelors Degree in Drama and Arts Education. Suzu is passionate about theatre for social change and she continues to create theatre with, for and by community groups on issues such as gender and sexuality, racial injustice, bullying and the environment.

Holly Buczek (Casting Director) For Vital Theatre, Holly has cast Pinkalicious The Musical, Fancy Nancy, Angelina Ballerina The Musical, StinkyKids (2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Winner for Best Family Show) and others. Current and recent projects include: Annie - National Tour 2014/15, 50 Shades, The Original Parody off Broadway and Touring Companies, Til Divorce Do Us Part off Broadway, Deathtrap and Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike at The John W. Engeman Theatre, Caroline or Change for Cyranos Theatre in Alaska, The Independents for Fringe 2012 (winner Best-of-the Fest), Wearing Black for the Frigid Festival, iLLA, A Hip-Hop Musical, Deployed - The Musical, The Brain That Wouldnt Die In 3D, The Groove Factory and Pirates of Finance for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, The Ballad of Rom and Julz and Bitter Sweet. Holly also handles the casting for Musicals Tonight!, Berenstain Bears, Live, and past seasons of The Secret Theatre and Millbrook Playhouse Summer Theatre. Films: Naz & Maalik, Diva and Symposium. Web: Commercials for Intel and Lipton. For more information on Holly visit

Jeffrey Campos (Musical Director) Jeffrey Campos (Music Director). Jekyll & Hyde, A Chorus Line, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma, Annie, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Saturday Night Fever, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Victor/Victoria, The Witches of Eastwick, Grease, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Joseph ...Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, Damn Yankees, South Pacific, Legally Blonde, Summer of Love, Sunset Boulevard (Ogunquit Playhouse), The Prima Donnettes, Too Darn Hot (Florida Studio Theatre), Mame (Cohoes). NYC: A Stoop on Orchard Street (Off-Broadway) NYC Mayors Awards for Arts and Culture, Jack Perry is Alive (and Dating) (Ars Nova) Show Choir (NYC Fringe) A New Generation of Song (NYMF) The Secret Garden, Human Comedy, Lucky Stiff, Triumph of Love, A New Brain, Forever Plaid, Proof (Astoria Performing Arts Center) Violet, The Wild Party, Like You Like It, City of Angels (Gallery Players) Jesus Christ Superstar (Producers Club). Orchestrations: Broadway Backwards (American Airlines Theatre). Developmental grant recipient from the Queens Council for the Arts for his musical The Man in the Iron Mask.


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