If you have a little girl (or boy) that loves pink, you have probably become familiar with the wildly popular book series, Pinkalicious, about the adventures of a girl who can’t get enough pink.
Lovers of the series can watch it all come to life this spring/summer on stage at Pinkalicious The Musical, showing downtown at the Lynn Redgrave Theater on Bleecker Street.
Both of my kids (almost three and five) love the series and my daughter is pink crazy, so I jumped at the chance to take them to see the show. We took the 6 train downtown and hopped off at Bleecker, where the small, intimate theater was just a few steps away.
The kids were thrilled to see their precious Pinkalicious in the flesh and were wrapped up in the plot of the show in which Pinkalicious eats too many pink cupcakes. As a result, she turns pink and is diagnosed with a case of “Pinkatitis”. What would have been a dream come true for the pink aficionado becomes a predicament and her family and friends help her along the way to return to her true self.
The musical had a lighthearted, whimsical story and the characters often kept the kids engaged by asking them for help.
What stood out the most about the show for me as a mom, though, were the messages. They reminded the audience that “you get what you get and you don’t get upset”, a mantra that my kids are well aware of from home and school. They also tackle gender norms, when Pinkalicious’s dad and brother reveal they too love pink even though people say they shouldn’t. They remind the audience of the value of staying true to who you are and that “it takes a strong boy to wear pink”, a revelation that I know impacted my son (in his pink Lacoste polo).
Pinkalicious The Musical was a fun way to spend the afternoon with my kids in a great neighborhood. The show runs until August 30th with tickets for ages one and up starting at $36.50. The show is an hour long and culminates with a meet-and-greet with the cast members. Both of my kids were ecstatic about meeting the one and only Pinkalicious and getting the actors’ autographs on their playbills.
It was truly a pinktastic experience…
Tickets were provided by Pinkalicious The Musical. All opinions are my own.
*This is an original blog contribution for Mommy Nearest