My daughter is moderately obsessed with pink tulle and over accessorizing. So much so, that I wasn’t surprised when Elizabeth and Victoria Kahn’s Pinkalicious topped her favorite book list upon entering our home, well over a year ago. We have slowly added the entire “licious” series to our bookshelves and most recently attended Pinkalicious The Musical at the Culture Project in New York City’s NoHo.
This musical production, based on the New York Times best selling picture-book, tells the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton and her pink cupcake over indulgence. After developing a serious case of Pinkititis, she is prescribed a hefty dose of green vegetables to restore her natural complexion. The musical tells a sweet story that children can relate to with valuable take-home messages (you’re beautiful just the way you are, remember moderation, and eat your vegetables!).
Pinkalicious The Musical is the third Vital Theatre production that my family has seen and we were lucky enough to take in this show from the front row. It was quite an experience, and I’m convinced that Vital has children’s entertainment down to a science. The musical production is just under one hour, the small cast is lively, the music is upbeat, and the young audience is even encouraged to participate. The theater also has Pinkalicious merchandise (complete with small pink cupcakes) for sale. Lucia was delighted (despite the fact that I forget to pack her pink poofy dress), and Adrian (almost three) was captivated the entire time. My children came out of the theater chanting Pinkalicious before receiving autographs from the entire cast – another cool element that the Vital Theatre Company incorporates into all of their productions.
My husband and I are still chatting about seeing such enjoyment in our children’s eyes! Pinkalicious, The Musical has returned to the Culture Project (formerly the Bleecker St Theatre) until August 31st 2013. Performances are on Saturdays at 1:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling 212-579-0528 or by visiting the Culture Project box office at 45 Bleecker Street.
Special thanks to The Vital Theatre Company for providing my family with tickets. All opinions are my own. Image number two via Vital Theatre.