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Friday, April 06, 2012
CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY WITH PINKALICIOUS
AT THE BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE AT WATER TOWER PLACE
PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL EXTENDS BY POPULAR DEMAND THROUGH AUG. 5, 2012
CHICAGO (April 5, 2012)- Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Emerald City Theatre’s 2010 hit PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL extends this summer by popular demand through Aug. 5, 2012 at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St). Individual tickets are on sale now.
In celebration of Mother’s Day, patrons will be able to treat their mother to see PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL for free with the purchase of one ticket during Mother’s Day weekend performances, May 12 -13, 2012. On Mother ' s Day, say ' Pink is Love ' three different ways: indulge in chocolate treats prior to the performance, take special a special moment with the Pinkertons during the show to celebrate Mom, and receive a special Mother ' s Day gift after the show.
Chris Jones with the Chicago Tribune exclaims, “…Ernie Nolan’s well-paced production is sassy and on target.” Hedy Weiss with the Chicago Sun-Times says, “Gregor’s score is a zestful pastiche that ranges from jazzy blues and quasi-operatic numbers to half-time pom-pom-shaking cheers. And Ernie Nolan’s lively direction and choreography…make the most of it.” Phil Potempa with the Northwest Indiana Times raves, ““…this storybook-brought-to-life adventure combines just the right amount of music and comedy with themes that audiences of every age can learn from.”
When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of “Pinkititis” and turns pink from head to toe! Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it’s too late? Find out in the colorful musical adventure, remounted from Emerald City Theatre’s sold out production at their Chicago home at The Apollo Theater. This heartwarming musical’s Gateway Theme of healthy eating is sure to strike a chord among parents and picky eaters alike. Emerald City ’s Gateway Themes are a topic of conversation adults can have with their early-learner. Education and Artistic staff create materials in the playbill to provide support for adults. All performances will include an age appropriate pre-show activity in the lobby and an autograph session with the cast after the performance.
PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL is a Midwest premiere directed and choreographed by Ernie Nolan, with a book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music and lyrics by John Gregor. Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann are co-authors of the New York Times best-selling children ' s picture books Pinkalicious (HarperCollins, 2006), Purplicious (HarperCollins, 2007), Goldicious (HarperCollins, 2009) and Silverlicious (HarperCollins, 2011) also illustrated by Victoria Kann. 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.
Individual tickets for PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL are on sale now and range in price from $16-$22. Exclusive Mother’s Day Ticket Discount: 2 tickets for the price of one! Use code MOTHER When Ordering. *Valid on May 12-13 2012 performances. Not valid with any other offer or on previously purchased tickets. Subject to availability. Normal ticketing fees apply. Other restrictions may apply.
A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St.,151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations(including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977-1710. Groups of 10 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710. Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, www.BroadwayInChicago.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775-2000. Performance schedule varies – for information, visit www.BroadwayInChicago.com.
About Emerald City Theatre
Emerald City Theatre is one Chicago ' s most attended non-profit theaters with an annual attendance of nearly 80,000 between its performance home at Apollo Theater and regional tours. Emerald City serves as a Child ' s Gateway to the Arts, inspiring early learners through play. Emerald City is proud to be the home of 28 world premiere productions. Emerald City employs nearly 100 of Chicago ' s top artistic and teaching talent to bring magical, interactive productions and programs that entertain children and their grown-ups in all parts of Chicagoland. The company ' s year-round programming includes live productions at the Apollo Theater and other venues, theater class offerings, summer theater camps, an extensive touring program, and an annual Celebrate Reading literacy initiative. Emerald City continues to expand its artistic and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Executive Director Karen Cardarelli, Producing Artistic Director Ernie Nolan, and a twenty-member Board of Directors. Emerald City is a non-profit company, supported by The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture, Katten, KPMG, Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Arts Council, City Arts, Deloitte, Winston & Strawn, La Rabida Children’s Hospital, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. For more information on the Emerald City Theatre, please visit www.emeraldcitytheatre.com
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
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Dee Alexander will also join Sonia Sanchez, Dana Hall, and a CJE Small Ensemble for Friday night's concert