PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL Dances into Berkeley, Saturday, February 11
For Pinkalicious Pinkerton there is “one color like no other” – pink! But when she eats too many pink cupcakes, she develops a rare disease that turns her pink. There’s only one known cure: a steady dose of foods that are green. Will Pinkalicious eat her broccoli popsicles and return to normal?
Cupcake lovers of all ages will find out at the Bay Area Children’s Theatre’s production of PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, opening Saturday, February 11, at 2 p.m. at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley. The show plays Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. through March 4.
Based on the best-selling children’s book, Pinkalicious, by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, this glittering stage adaptation bounces from one upbeat, Broadway-style number to the next, with tap dancing galore, as the peripatetic Pinkertons pilot precariously through their peculiar predicament. A smash hit nationwide, PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL, with music by John Gregor and lyrics by Gregor and the Kanns, has all the ingredients for a wonderful family treat.
WHAT: PINKALICIOUS, THE MUSICAL
WHEN: February 11 – March 4, Saturdays at 2 p.m., Sundays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
WHERE: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA
TICKETS: $20 adults, $17 seniors, $15 children, $12 groups
BOX OFFICE: http://www.bactheatre.org/ and (510) 296-4433
Sean Fenton directs an engaging, energetic cast (listed alphabetically below). Fenton is assisted by Music Director Lynden Bair, Choreographer Nicole Helfer, Stage Manager Christina Larson, Props Designer Kristie Leffler, Set Designer Chelsea Pegrem, Lighting Designer Joey Postil, Technical Director Kim Schwartz, Puppet Designer Lannie Wieland, and Costume Designer Maggi Yule.
Jenny Angell (Dr. Wink/Allison) is thrilled to be once again working with Bay Area Children's Theatre where she played the role of Allison in Miss Nelson is Missing in 2010. Other Bay Area credits include: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Sally Brown), Songs for a New World (Woman 1), and Chess (Featured Dancer), all with the Willows Theatre Company; First Dates and Other Natural Disasters (World Premiere/Workshop Performance) with New Conservatory Theatre; and The Drowsy Chaperone with Diablo Theatre Company.
Evan Boomer (Peter Pinkerton) makes his debut with Bay Area Children's Theatre for this performance of Pinkalicious, The Musical. His recent credits include Young Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and the Waiter in She Loves Me at Center REP; Little Shop of Horrors, Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Al DeLuca in A Chorus Line at Contra Costa Musical Theatre. A proud member of the Fantasy Forum Actor's Ensemble, Boomer holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from California State University, East Bay, and has recently studied with Music Theatre Conservatory at Notre Dame de Namur.
Derek Travis Collard (Mr. Pinkerton) is happy to return to the Bay Area Children’s Theatre (BACT) family with this production of Pinkalicious, The Musical. Previously, he was seen as Snail in BATC’s production of A Year With Frog and Toad. Other recent Bay Area productions include A Christmas Carol and She Loves Me at Center REP; Mr. Mushnik in Little Shop of Horrors, Male Authority in Hairspray, and Mr. Sowerberry/Dr. Grimwig in Oliver! at Contra Costa Musical Theatre; and Jubilee, Wildcat and High Spirits at 42nd Street Moon. Other regional credits/roles include Angels (pre-Broadway); A Christmas Carol (McCarter Theatre); The Gold Wuthakee (Lincoln Center); Funny (Old Globe Theatre); Sister Amnesia in Nunsense A-Men; Hysterium in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Snoopy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Miss Great Plains in Pageant; Tobias in Sweeney Todd; Riff Raff in Rocky Horror Show; and Bazzard in Drood!
Katie McGee (Pinkalicious Pinkerton) recently graduated from Saint Louis University (SLU) with degrees in theatre and communication. At SLU, she appeared as Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Beatrice in Much Ado about Nothing, and Snoopy in You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (St. Louis' best actress in a musical '08). In 2010, she premiered the role of Lucy in Muddy Water Theatre's production of Eugene O'Neil's posthumously published Now I Ask You. Offstage, she has enjoyed working as a youth music director and is currently having a blast working as a marketing intern for the California Shakespeare Theatre.
Anna Smith (Mrs. Pinkerton) is tickled pink to be making her Bay Area Children’s Theatre debut with Pinkalicious, The Musical. A Bay Area native, Anna has been seen the last two Decembers in Scrooge: The Musical at Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette. Her recent credits include Titania and Hippolyta in Woman’s Will’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Emma Goldman in Ray of Light Theatre’s production of Assassins, and the peasant choir in Shotgun Players’ Beardo. She has appeared with other companies including New Conservatory Theatre Center, Willows Theatre Company, and Ross Valley Players, and has understudied with the California Shakespeare Theater. A local teaching artist, Smith is building her own drama curriculum at Collins Elementary School in her hometown of Pinole.
About Bay Area Children's Theatre
Our Mission: To inspire young audiences with imaginative productions, introduce children of all backgrounds to the excitement of live theatre, and create an engaging, entertaining, and educational environment in which children and their families can explore and enjoy the arts.
How We Carry Out Our Mission
- Bring high quality, professional theatre to children and their families, with artists who create vibrant worlds that are intriguing to young audiences
- Encourage young people to explore literature, language, and the arts by producing stage adaptations of great children’s books
- Engage pre-kindergartners in the world of theatre with productions specially designed for them
- Develop and perform exciting new work for the stage
- Reach out to children who might not otherwise experience live theatre with free tickets and touring productions at local schools, libraries and community centers
- Create touring productions for young audiences nationwide
- Introduce children to the joy of performance with classes, workshops, and summer camp theatre programs
Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.