PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, now in its sixth year, began at Vital Theatre Company's home theater at 76th Street and Broadway. After completing its initial sold-out six week run it moved to the SOHO PLAYHOUSE where it enjoyed an extended run through summer of 2007. In January of 2008, the production re-opened at midtown's NEW WORLD STAGES, where it ran through September of 2008. In November of 2008 the production moved to the BLEECKER STREET THEATER at 45 Bleecker. The production currently resides a the MMAC (Manhattan Movement & Arts Center).
The production, with book and lyrics by ELIZABETH KANN and VICTORIA KANN, and music, lyrics and orchestrations byJOHN 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 musical direction by JAD BERNARDO.
Lyricist, composer and orchestrator JOHN GREGOR received a 2004 Frederick Loewe Award for his musical WITH GLEE, for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. Recently, WITH GLEE was presented in a workshop by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU, and premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. 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.
Director TERESA K. POND has produced and directed numerous plays, musicals, and opera during her seven-year tenure as Producing Artistic Director of ACT (Alaska). Musicals include WEST SIDE STORY, THE MUSIC MAN, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CAMELOT and HONK! Regional work includes MACBETH, TARTUFFE, LYSISTRATA, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER and OF MICE AND MEN. Her award-winning production of HALF LIFE was hailed as the top show of The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) in 2005 (New York magazine). Recent work includes: EXTRAORDINARY! at Vital Theatre Company,PERFECT WEDDING and RUN FOR YOUR WIFE at Millbrook Playhouse.
VITAL THEATRE COMPANY , located in New York City's Upper West Side at 76th and Broadway, commissions new musicals for children and families. Since its founding in 1999, Vital Theatre Company's Family Series has been honored with two AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE by the Off Off Broadway Review and received high acclaim from audiences and critics alike for being “a wonderful place for parents to introduce their kids to the glories of live theatre, done well and at modest prices.” Now in its twelfth season, the company is dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences. To date, the company has presented 50 original productions for over 160,000 children and their families. For more information about how to get involved, how to contribute or for information about theatre rentals, please visit Vital Theatre Company on the web at VITALTHEATRE.ORG.