PINKALICIOUS Returns to 45 Bleecker Tonight, 7/7

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Vital Theatre Company today announced that PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL returns to 45 Bleecker tonight, July 7th, 2012 with performances Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm following it's current run at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center (MMAC), which ends July 1st. Tickets are now on sale. The show is appropriate for children ages 2 to 10. Tickets are $29.50 for regular seats and $49.50 for premium seats and can be purchased by visiting www.pinkaliciousthemusical.com or by calling (212) 579-0528. 45 Bleecker is located at 45 Bleecker Street between Lafayette and Mott Streets.

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.

The one hour musical, with book and lyrics by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and 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 choreography by Dax Valdes and musical direction by Jad Bernardo with original direction by Suzu McConnell-Wood.

John Gregor (Music, Lyrics & Orchestrations) received a 2004 Frederick Loewe Award for his musical WITH GLEE, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. WITH GLEE was presented in a workshop by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, and premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival last summer. Last summer, WITH GLEE enjoyed an extended run with Prospect Theatre Company. His musical adaptation of Gogol's tragicomic short story THE OVERCOAT has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, and at the 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 www.thinkpinkalicious.com.

Teresa K. Pond (Director) has helmed premiere productions and readings with The Women's Project Theatre. New York credits include NYC Fringe Festival award-winning premiere HALF LIFE. Regional credits include MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Loft Theatre, NY), MACBETH, TARTUFFE (Studio Theatre, CA). THE CLEAN HOUSE, NICKEL AND DIMED (Western Stage, CA), THE FOREIGNER, PERFECT WEDDING (Millbrook Theatre, PA), SYLVIA and SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD (Cyrano's Theatre, AK). Ms. Pond has also directed several operas, including: SUOR ANGELICA, PAGLIACCI (Anchorage Opera), BARBER OF SEVILLE (Bleecker Street Opera), AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS. She is a member of The Lincoln Center Directors' Lab, The Women's Project Directors Forum, and co-leader of the NYC playwright-director company NewShoe. Current Productions inc! lude: CAROLINE OR CHANGE (Cyrano's Theatre, AK) and RICHARD III with New York Classical Theatre in Central Park. She is also proud member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC).

The PINKALICIOUS crew includes Stage Manager Casey Malone and Sound Engineer Joe Lankheet. The Scenic Designer is Adam Koch, the Costume Designer is Cherie Cunningham and the Props Designer is Tera Bruketta.

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