If your little girl is anything like mine, she probably loves anything pink. So imagine her excitement when she first read the adorable book, Pinkalicious by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann in which a little girl actually turns PINK from eating too many pink cupcakes! It was instantly one of her favorite books ever.
So when I learned that the Dallas Children’s Theater was performing Pinkalicious The Musical I knew I had to get tickets. What a fun Mommy-Daughter outing it was!
She Is Dallas Info: Pinkalicious The Musical is playing at the Dallas Children’s Theater, through October 21, 2012. Performances are available at 1:30 and 4:30 each Saturday and Sunday. However, several performances are already sold out and Section A seating is SOLD OUT for ALL peformances. Remaining seats are going fast! Ticket prices vary. For more information, please call the Box Office at 214-740-0051 or visit the Dallas Children’s Theater website to order tickets.
The lobby of the theater is all decked out in pink. My daughter was in Heaven and informed me that she wants to decorate her room like that. There were Pinkalicious t-shirts for sale as well as crowns, wands, and other cute little girly things. There are several great spots for photos in the lobby including a giant pink chair and the cute Pinkalicious cut out above that my daughter loved posing in.
Before we went to the show, I had downloaded the Pinkalicious study guide from the Dallas Children’s Theater website and read through it with my little girl. It includes some easy to understand explanations about what happens behind the curtain at a play as well as some theater vocabulary and proper behavior at the theater. Great stuff for a little one who hasn’t been to many live performances. It really helped to prepare her for what she was about to see. But the study guide also has several fun Pinkalicious activities that my daughter just loved playing at home like a Pinkalicious Bingo game!
The play was adorable and followed the book well. There was a little bit more emphasis on the importance of love and family than what I recall from the book which I thought was wonderful. The costumes were colorful and bright and yes, Pinkalicous really did look pink on stage! Emily Lockhart was great as Pinkalicious – full of energy, wonder, and lots of silliness.
I loved that after the show the actors came out on stage and talked to the kids in the audience. They talked about eating healthy and good food choices but also the importance of exercise and lots of sleep. Believe it or not, my daughter has actually done a great job of eating her vegetables this week and I think I owe my thanks to Pinkalicious!
I hope you get to take your little girl to see Pinkalicious The Musical. But hurry! Tickets are going fast!