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Modern musicals have been adapted from everything such as single songs to a cartoon about a sponge. In my opinion, one of the best is Pinkalicious the Musical based on the books by Victoria Kahn and Elizabeth Kahn. This weekend is your last chance to see this musical in Highland Park and I highly recommend it!
Highland Park Players has been producing entertaining live community theater for 32-years. Their spring show is generally for young audiences and this year’s show is Pinkalicious. My nine-year-old daughter and I saw the show last weekend, it was our third time and just as fun as when we first saw its debut.
Pinkalicious is a bright, funny, musical that will leave you tapping your toes and singing the songs for days after. Before you, the show even starts there is much pink for you and your family to experience. You are greeted in the foyer of Sherwood Elementary by an array of pink products to get you in the mood. Available for purchase are pink cupcakes, pink star wands just like Pinkalicous, stickers, and more. Then step over to the pink-tastic photo booth to commemorate the outing.
The show is general seating, so combined with the fun activities in the lobby you will want to get their a little early. Doors open 20 minutes before the performance. The performance is one hour with no intermission and it will fly by!
In the beginning, you meer Pinkalicious (Heidi Hansfield) and the Pinkerton family. We learn how much Pinkalicious loves pink and how busy her parents are. After overindulging in pink cupcakes Pinkalicious wakes up having turned totally pink. To her, it’s a dream come true! To her parents its a nightmare.
Chaos, fun and several rollicking musical numbers ensue. From doctor’s visits to being confused for a flower, everyone will be laughing and cheering along. Parents will appreciate the underlying story of being yourself, friendship and healthy eating. Healthy eating? Yep, the only way to reverse the pink is to eat green foods!
As a young audience production, there is lots of audience interaction including bubbles and aisle dancing. Even young children will enjoy themselves and be engaged. After the show, the actors all come out to the floor to meet the audience, take pictures and sign the programs. Be sure to grab your tickets and check out this weekend’s show!
Pinkalicious the Musical
February 29 & March 1 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Sherwood Elementary School, 1900 Stratford Rd., Highland Park,
Tickets are $15 available online or at the door.
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