Utah’s leading destination for brave, contemporary theatre, proudly presents its 10th annual children’s production, Pinkalicious the Musical.
Since 2009, SLAC has dedicated its holiday season to bringing professional theatre to Utah families and schoolchildren, particularly to K-2nd grade Title 1 students—historically the most under-served demographic in Utah in terms of access to arts education through field trip opportunities. Each year, SLAC hosts several thousand local children during exclusive student matinees, which provide young children with vital access to the performing arts.
“After the economic crash of 2008, SLAC found itself looking at ways to give back to our community, as arts funding was becoming scarcer,” said Executive Artistic Director Cynthia Fleming. “The theatre would normally sit empty during December. Our then-Interim Executive Director, Nancy Borgenicht, realized the potential to inspire the next generation of theatre goers and to bring Utah families through our doors.” Fleming continued, “The impact SLAC has been able to make over the past decade through this family-friendly seasonal tradition and our Title 1 Arts Education Program is one of the finest examples of the power of theatre—and of SLAC—in our community. We’re incredibly honored and proud.”
Based on the beloved book by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann, Pinkalicious the Musical tells the story of Pinkalicious Pinkerton, a little girl whose love of pink cupcakes finds her in the doctor’s office, pink from head to toe! In the musical adaptation by the same authors, with music by John Gregor, the audience gets to meet the whole Pinkerton family, Dr. Wink, and Pinkalicious’s best friend, Alison as they all help Pinkalicious understand the importance of healthy eating and the joy of embracing who you are.
Penelope Caywood, Artistic Director of the University of Utah Children’s Theatre, returns for her 9th children’s production at SLAC. She directs a cast that includes newcomers Fiona Hannan and Seth Foster, as well as SLAC alumni Micki Martinez, Shannon Musgrave, and Alexis Baigue.
In honor of the production, SLAC has partnered with The Kings English Bookshop to create a pop-up Pinkalicious store in the SLAC lobby. An array of Pinkalicious books are available and can be purchased alongside show tickets.
SLAC is also servingf as a donation station for Washington Elementary this holiday season. During performances of Pinkalicious the Musical, audience members are encouraged to give to students-in-need. Requested (unwrapped) items include: jewelry, hair supplies, sporting equipment, slime, playdough, board games, coloring books, dolls, Barbies, sports team clothing, Minecraft items, remote control vehicles, bikes, skateboards, and gift cards.
Additional partners for Pinkalicious the Musical include Flourish Bakery and Salt Lake County Animal Services.
Pinkalicious the Musical runs November 30th through December 30th. Tickets can be obtained via tickets.saltlakeactingcompany.org or in person by calling SLAC’s box office at 801.363.7522.
Salt Lake Acting Company
Pinkalicious the Musical
Book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann
Music by John Gregor
Lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann, and Victoria Kann
Based on the book Pinkalicious written by Victoria Kann and Elizabeth Kann
November 30th – December 30th, 2018
– Saturdays and Sundays at 12pm and 3pm
– Additional performances Friday, November 30th at 7pm; Friday December 21st at 7pm; Wednesday-Friday, December 26-28th at 12pm and 3pm.
Adults: $26 | Children: $16
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Salt Lake Acting Company – Upstairs Theatre
168 West 500 North, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103
Box Office: 801-363-7522
Open 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Mon – Fri