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Audiences will get tickled ‘Pinkalicious’
By Nona Nelson
“Pinkalicious: The Musical” tickles the audience positively pink.
The whimsical fantasy is the latest production of Roanoke Children’s Theatre.
The play, based on the first in a series of books by sisters Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, opened Wednesday night to a nearly sold-out preview performance at the Taubman Museum of Art. There are enough laughs in the script, also penned by the Kann sisters, for adults and kids to enjoy.
Pinkalicious Pinkerton is a headstrong little girl, devout in her love of the color pink with a sweet tooth that is satisfied only by overindulging in pink cupcakes.
Eating too many of the pastel pastries causes her to turn pink, and at first she is delighted with the transformation. But she soon learns that her new hue has consequences, especially when she is playfully pestered by insects mistaking her for a giant pink peony.
A visit to a singing-and-dancing doctor delivers a diagnosis of pinkitis, a rare condition that can only be cured with a healthy diet of green food (What? No pink-icillin?)
Now it’s up to Pinkalicious’ overworked parents and devoted younger brother Peter to encourage her to add greens to her diet.