If anyone loves the color pink, that would be me. Hot pink, soft pink, striped pink and dotted pink. Anything and everything pink! This past weekend, I put on my pink cowboy boots, hot pink T-shirt, pink scarf and pink lipstick and escorted by 8 year old and her pinkeriffic friend to see the First Stage performance of Pinkalicious. The play is based on the book (of the same name) by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann.
The story revolves around Pinkalicious Pinkerton whose mother is busy with texting and talking and her father is busy with work. Pinkalicious spends time eating scrumptuous pink cupcakes that will make anyone looking at them hungry. But, after she eats one too many of the pink cupcakes, she develops a case of "pinkititis" turning her body pink from head to toe.The story unfolds and the musical adventure begins as she finds the cure.
The actors combine humor, dancing cupcakes, stellar singing and a little tap dance routine that will knock your pink socks off. Her little brother Peter reveals a secret to the audience along with her father that fosters self expression and acceptance. Pinkalicious herself reveals a message of self discovery and friendship. The set is decorated in ultra pink and the lighting has soft pink hues. I really like one subliminal underlying message that I think will get the youngest audience members more interested in eating their green vegetables after they see the show. But, I can't tell what that is or I'll ruin the surprise.
This performance is appropriate for both boys and girls, parents and grandparents and anyone who loves the color pink!
"Pinkalicious" is on stage through March 27 at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St. For tickets, call (414) 273-7206.www.firststage.org.