Emerald City announces Midwest premiere of Pinkalicious

Emerald City Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Pinkalicious, a musical based on the best-selling children’s book.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryEmerald City Theatre begins its 15th season of creating theater experiences that inspire early learners through play, with the Midwest premiere of Pinkalicious. This musical, performing at The Apollo Theater Center, 2540 N. Lincoln Ave., is direct from a sold-out run Off Broadway.  It is based on the popular “Pinkalicious” book series by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann.

When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of Pinkitis and turns pink from head to toe!  Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it’s too late?  This heartwarming musical’s Gateway Theme of Healthy Eating is sure to strike a chord among parents and picky eaters alike. (Emerald City’s Gateway Themes are a topic of conversation grown-ups can have with their early learner.  Education and Artistic staff create materials in the playbill to provide support for grown-ups)

Performance Information
September 18 – December 31, 2010
Recommended for ages 3+
Run time is approximately 60 minutes.
·  Dec 22 @ 10:30am
·  October 28@10:15am
·  Nov 4 @ 10:15am
·  Dec 23, 30 @ 10:30am
·  Oct 29 @ 10:15am
·  Oct 22 @ 10:30am
·  Nov 26 @ 10:30am
·  Dec 31 @ 10:30am
·  Sept 18 1pm
-  Sept 25 @ 10:30am
·  Oct 2, 16, 30 @10:30am
·  Oct 9, 23 @ 1pm
·  Nov 27 @10:30am
·  Dec 4, 11, 18 @ 10:30am
·  Sept 19, 26 @ 1pm
·  Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 @ 1pm
·  Nov 7, 14 @ 1pm

Show-related Special Event – Pinkalicious Cupcake Parties (choose from 1 of 5 dates). 

Families are invited to hear the original story, make pink crafts and enjoy pink treats at Pinkalicious’ Cupcake Tea Parties, beginning September 25.  Sponsored by Whole Foods.   To purchase tickets and for more information, go to emeraldcitytheatre.com/events

"Pinkalicious" Backstage

Pinkalicious is a Midwest premiere directed and choreographed by Ernie Nolan.  The cast includes Lara Mainier (Pinkalicious), Patrick Byrnes (Mr. Pinkerton), Shea Coffman (Peter Pinkerton), Rachel Klippel (Mrs. Pinkerton), Julia Gordon (Alision/Dr. Wink).  The production staff includes Marta Johnson (Music Direction), Ernie Nolan (Set/Costume Design), Daniel Black (Lighting Design), D.J. Reed (Prop Design) and Scott Deter (Stage Management).  Creators of the adaptation are: Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann, Music by John Gregor, Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann.

About Emerald City Theatre

Emerald City Theatre is one Chicago’s most attended non-profit theaters with an annual attendance of nearly 80,000 between its performance home at Apollo Theater and regional tours. Emerald City serves as a Child’s Gateway to the Arts, inspiring early learners through play. Emerald City is proud to be the home of 28 world premiere production. Emerald City employs nearly 100 of Chicago’s top artistic and teaching talent to bring magical, interactive productions and programs that entertain children and their grown-ups in all parts of Chicagoland. The company’s year-round programming includes live productions at the Apollo Theater and other venues, theater class offerings, summer theater camps, an extensive touring program, and an annual Celebrate Reading literacy initiative.

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