For New Yorkers who’ve been feeling a little blue lately, this news should put you back in the pink: Pinkalicious, the musical about a girl (and a boy and a mom and a dad) who love the color pink (and then some) will soon be at the Culture Project’s Lynn Redgrave Theater, located at 45 Bleecker Street, just west of Lafayette Street. It’s scheduled to play every Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm, starting on May 9th, 2015 and running through August 30th, 2015.
One of the best things about all shows staged by the Vital Theater Company is that they are truly shows geared towards kids (read our review of their Fancy Nancy: The Musical, here). So many plays that are ostensibly for the younger set are actually filled with humor meant to crack up adults, not children, and actors who mug and camp it up to get laughs, rather than truly committing to their imaginary, juvenile world.
With the Vital Theater Company’s Pinkalicious: The Musical, all the roles are played by adults, but they are performed sincerely and seriously (because children take their actions, problems and setbacks very seriously, no matter how funny and trivial they may seem to adults), with humor that’s appropriate for ages two and up (but won’t bore the moms and dads), audience participation, sight gags, a bouncy score and colorful sets and costumes that make it clear where you are and who the actors are supposed to be, even when a pair of butterflies, a bee and a bird temporarily prove to be the same size as the pink protagonist.
Tickets are $36.50 for regular seats and $46.50 for premium seats, but one lucky NY Frugal Family reader can win a FREE Family 4-pack!
Check out the photos below to learn how and to find out what Pinkalicious: The Musical has to offer every member of the family!
And if you’re looking for music and sweets of the non-pink variety, check out The Worldwide Dessert Contest: Enhanced Multimedia Edition, a book where pancakes turn into trampolines, candy apples explode, pies roller-skate… and they all sing about it! Get a FREE sample of this fantasy and musical comedy in one, here.
For the pretty, pink princess
If there is a little girl in your life who, if she could, would wear pink, shop pink and eat pink every moment of the day, then Pinkalicious offers a kindred spirit… and a word of warning. There is, in fact, such a thing as too much pink… and the desperate solution is bound to turn any kid a little green around the gills. (We don’t want to give away any spoilers, you’ll have to see the show for more.)
For the brave brother
Guess what, boys? It’s okay to love the color pink, too! Pinkalicious’ brother does… Even if his dad isn’t too thrilled about it. But, even brave brothers need to know when enough pink is enough. And how to help their sister come out smelling – if not looking – like a rose. (So if you’re a boy who loves pink, wear your colors with pride!)
The mom in Pinkalicious is a role model for parents everywhere. Yes, she’s tired, yes, she has a million things to do, yes, her husband is being somewhat unreasonable (plus he has a tendency to faint at the most inopportune moments). But, that doesn’t mean she lets her children get away with whining until they get whatever they want. “You get what you get and you don’t get upset,” she lectures… then sings an entire song about the fact that, hey, life isn’t fair. Deal with it.
Dear Daddy’s deal
He seems like a bad guy… refusing to let Brother wear his favorite color, pink… But this dad has a good reason. Plot Twist! Turns out Dad was once a pink-lover, too. And he was teased for it mercilessly. He just doesn’t want his little guy to suffer the way he did, but, don’t worry, pink is a-ok with dad by the end!
How to win!
Want to win a FREE Family 4-pack to see Pinkalicious: The Musical this summer? To enter, send an e-mail to AlinaAdams@gmail.com with “Pinkalicious” in the subject line. One winner will be drawn at random on Friday, May 8, 2015 (some restrictions on dates and tickets may apply).