Sunday, July 27, 2008

Announcement - Pinkalicious, The Musical (Vital Theatre Company)



Saturdays at 2pm, Sundays at 12pm August 2nd - September 21st
(No performances on September 13-14)

VITAL CHILDREN’S THEATRE is pleased to announce the return of PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL at NEW WORLD STAGES August 2nd - September 21. The production, with book and lyrics by ELIZABETH KANN and VICTORIA KANN, 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.

Performance run Saturdays at 2:00 pm and Sundays at 12:00 noon August 2nd through September 21st. There are no performances on Saturday and Sunday September 13th and 14th. All tickets are $29.50. The show is appropriate for children ages 4 to 12. For tickets and information visit or call at (212) 239-6200. NEW WORLD STAGES is located at 340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenue.

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. 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 this fall 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, 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

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 9th season, the company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. To date, the company has presented 38 original productions for over 35,000 children and their families.