Pinkalicious: The Musical, coming to Springer Opera House | Arts & Culture
The Springer’s 2013-14 season has started colorfully, beginning with an amazing technicolor show and following with a show dedicated to pink.
After the Mainstage Series opened with “Joseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” the Children’s Theatre Series opens “Pinkalicious: The Musical” with public performances beginning at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4.
Here is a short summary of the show:
Pinkalicious Pinkerton loves everything pink, so much so that she can’t stop eating pink cupcakes. After one too many she ends up with a case of pinkititis which has turned her pink from head to toe.
Pinkalicious learns that the only one who can cure her is herself and that she must learn to control her love for pink. And to learn to love her greens – and other colors.
The musical is based upon the popular children’s book and was adapted by the sisters – Elizabeth and Victoria Kann – who wrote also wrote the bestselling children’s book.
Ron Anderson discovered that the book “Pinkalicious” is one of the best kept secrets of children’s publishing.
“Most adults are unaware of it but if you ask someone under the age of 10, all you’ll hear is squeals. This book is like the younger kids’ Harry Potter,” he says.
Although he had heard that the musical adaptation was a big success Anderson was still skeptical, so he called theatres around the country that had produced the musical adaptation of the hit children’s book.
“Every one of the theatres I talked to had a big success with ‘Pinkalicious: The Musical.’ Shows are selling out. The musical is an even bigger hit than the book.”
Public performances of “Pinkalicious” are 7 p.m. Oct. 4, 5, 11, 12 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 5, 6, 12 and 13. To get tickets to these performances, call 706-327-3688 or visit springeroperahouse.org or come by the Box Office 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Morning performances for school groups are sold out, but if you have a school group that would like to see “Pinkalicious: The Musical,” Anderson recommends calling the Springer Theatre Academy at 706-324-1100 to get on a waiting list.
“Pinkalicious: The Musical” will be performed in Foley Hall. The production had been planned to be the first in the brand new McClure Theatre right behind the Springer and next door to Foley Hall, but construction delays mean that the first production there will be “California Dreaming” Nov. 14-23.
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