by Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman
When you have kids that are somewhat close in ages (mine are 5 and 3) you tend to do things with both of them at the same time to, well, save time. For example, I often read them books that they can both enjoy. When the kids are opposite sex, though, it can sometimes be a challenge. My son has zero tolerance for books about fairies and can handle the Disney Princesses in very small doses at a time. However, he LOVES Pinkalicious. That’s right – a book about a girl who loves all things pink. Go figure.
I was curious to see if my rambunctious little boy would be able to handle all this pink at a live version of the story so we recently attended a performance of Pinkalicious the Musical and had a really fun morning!
The story is about a girl who loves pink cupcakes so much, that she ends up eating too many and is then sick with a bad case of Pinkititis, which makes her turn pink all over. In order to get back to normal she has to eat only green foods, but instead eats more cupcakes. This turns her color a deep red and she finally agrees to eat green foods.
What I loved most about the show is the creative and original musical numbers, in particular the part where Pinkalicious is at the doctor’s office and the doctor starts doing a little cabaret. I also enjoyed the part where all the family members dress up as bees, birds and butterflies and sing a fun tune.
Since my kids are big fans of the book I already knew they would enjoy the storyline; but I loved seeing their faces light up in delight when they saw the story come to life. And yes – my son was focused the entire time and even mentioned the show a few days later! As a mom I was very happy to see that while in the book Pinkalicious eats green foods – but there is no mention of her actually enjoying them – in the show she actually finds that green foods taste great!
Pinkalicious is currently playing on Saturdays and Sundays at 11am at the Manhattan Movement and Arts Center.
248 West 60th Street, New York, NY 10023 (between Amsterdam and West End Avenue)
The show runs about an hour and is appropriate for children between ages 2-10.
Tickets are: $29.50 regular admission; $49.50 premium.
I was not paid for this post. I did receive complimentary tickets to the show.
Contributing Blogger Maytal Wichman is the owner of Mama’s Healthy Bites and also writes for Savvy Sassy Moms. Maytal has been living in New York City for eleven years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree, but writing about nutrition and helping families eat better is her true passion. She grew up in both California and Israel, which explains her love for California cuisine (fresh, local ingredients), as well as Mediterranean food (flavorful, heart-healthy ingredients). Maytal is a mom to two kids (ages 5 & 3) and works hard to ensure they eat healthy, unprocessed food, while trying to make it as delicious as possible. Married to a vegetarian and being a pescetarian herself, this can be quite a challenge. On an ordinary night at her dinner table, you can hear things like “More cauliflower, please!”, “How come I didn’t get a lot of tomato?” and “Fish oil! Yaaaay!”.