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Sunday, January 13, 2019

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PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL Vital Theatre Company presents

Based on the book Pinkalicious by ELIZABETH KANN and VICTORIA KANN

Book and Lyrics by ELIZABETH KANN & VICTORIA KANN

Music and Lyrics by JOHN GREGOR

Props by TERALYN BRUKETTA

Set Design by ADAM KOCH

Costumes by CHERIE CUNNINGHAM MICHAEL SCHLOEGL MARIE STAIR Directed by THERESA K. POND

Original Direction by SUZU MCCONNELL-WOOD

CAST Pinkalicious.................................................................................................................................................. Erika Wasko Peter.................................................................................................................................................................Luke Doyle Mom............................................................................................................................................................. Catie Shelley Dad.................................................................................................................................................................. Sean Jones Wink/Alison....................................................................................................................................Gabriella Marzetta

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Commissioned and originally produced by Vital Theatre Company. PINKALICIOUS, The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100 New York, NY 10010, www.theatricalrights.com.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2019

CAST

ERIKA WASKO

LUKE DOYLE

GABRIELLA MARZETTA

Erika Wasko (Pinkalicious) is thrilled to be returning to Vital Theatre Company, this time in Pinkalicious: The Musical (previously The Butterfly Girl)! Erika is ecstatic to be back home performing in NYC, after having spent the past two years performing in and choreographing regional productions around Pennsylvania and New Jersey! Most recently, Erika was seen in the Walnut Street Theatres production of Holiday Inn. Favorite credits include A Chorus Line (Kristine), Carousel (u/s Louise & Carrie Pipperidge), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl), 42nd Street (Anytime Annie), and Nunsense (Sister Mary Leo). Many thanks to Holly, Stephen, and the entire cast and crew for welcoming me so pinkatastically to the show! www.erikawasko.com Luke Doyle (Peter) is a Brooklyn-based artist and educator originally from Providence, RI and a recent graduate of NYU, The American Theatre Wing’s SpringboardNYC, and Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's Actor Therapy. Most recently, Luke played Clark in a workshop of a one-man show, Dear Henry at The Duplex NYC. Other New York credits include: Julius Caesar, Hamlet (Shakespeare2Go), original cast of Meta: A New Play (playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer), West Side Story (Skirball Center for the Arts), The History Boys (Snapple Theatre Center), Beyond Therapy (Triskillian Arts). Film and TV: Most Evil, Scorned (Investigation Discovery), various PSAs, and featured on Sleepy Man Banjo Boys’ “Same Same Stars” music video. As well, Luke is a cabaret performer and has performed at venues such as The West End, Don’t Tell Mama, and The Duplex NYC. Luke is a proud teaching artist, instructing arts-based curriculums at multiple after school programs such as Opening Act, Grace Church School, and 14th St Y. LukeJDoyle.com

CATIE SHELLEY

SEAN JONES

Gabriella Marzetta (Allison/Dr. Wink) is thrilled to be working with Vital Theatre Company again! A Chicagoland native, Gabriella graduated from The Chicago Academy for the Arts and recently graduated from CAP21 in Manhattan. Previous roles include Mrs. Potiphar (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Dolores (Babes in Arms), Deb (Ordinary Days), Olive (Spelling Bee), and Wendla (Spring Awakening). She can also be seen in the new musical “Science Fair” as Jean, playing this summer at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row. She would like to thank her teachers, friends, and family for getting her where she is today and everyone at Vital Theatre Company. Catie Shelley (Mrs. Pinkerton) is delighted to be returning to Vital Theatre Company’s Pinkalicious and The Wizard of Oz! Originally from Canada, Catie graduated from NYU with her Master’s of Music degree in Vocal Performance. Favorite credits include: Miss Dorothy Brown in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Light Opera of New Jersey), Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute (Opera New Jersey), and Phyllis in Iolanthe (G&S Society of Nova Scotia). She recently spent the Holiday season performing with The Polar Express in Whippany, NJ and in Skyline Theatre Company’s “Singing Through the Holidays”. Catie is a licensed NYC tour guide and comedy Host on The Ride! www.catieshelley.com Sean Jones (Mr. Pinkerton) is thrilled to continue working with Vital Theatre Company, after appearing in their productions of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas, Pinkalicious, Flight School, and The Wizard of Oz. Originally from Hamilton, Ohio, Sean is a proud graduate of Wright State University. http://www.seanrjones.actor/


PINKALICIOUS: THE MUSICAL CREATIVE TEAM Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann (Book and Lyrics) co-authors of Pinkalicious (Harper Collins, 2006), which Victoria also illustrated, are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn. Victoria’s award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of magazines, newspapers and books. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, she teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Elizabeth’s writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications. She is also a doctor with degrees from Vassar, Columbia and Albany Medical College. Visit www.cupcakesforall.com.

(CA); Tartuffe, Macbeth (LA Times review); The Foreigner, Perfect Wedding at Millbrook Theatre (PA); Sylvia and Shakespeare in Hollywood at Cyrano’s Theatre (AK); plus Of Mice and Men and The Day Maggie Blew Off Her Head, among others. Teresa has directed at NYU and Stella Adler Conservatory, and she is the former artistic leader of A.C.T. in Anchorage. Teresa is a member of The Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab and The Women’s Project Directors Forum, and is a co-leader of the NYC playwright-director company NewShoe. Teresa directed the Toronto production of Pinkalicious (currently in John Gregor (Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations) extended run) and recently directed Richard III wrote the book music and lyrics for With in Central Park (NY Classical Theatre). A proud Glee, which premiered off-broadway at the member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Kirk Theater. John’s adaptation of Gogol’s The Society (SDC). Overcoat has been presented in London at the VITAL THEATRE COMPANY, located in Bridewell Theatre, Barrington Stage Company New York City’s Upper West Side at 76th and and The NY International Fringe Festival. Vital Broadway, commissions new musicals for Theatre credits include The Changeling and children and families. Since its founding in The Bully. Graduate of the NYU Musical Theater 1999, Vital Theatre Company’s Family Series Writing Program.www.johngregormusic.com has been honored with two AWARDS FOR Teresa K. Pond (Director and Producer) New EXCELLENCE by the Off Off Broadway Review York: Off-Broadway production of Pinkalicious and received high acclaim from audiences and (in its fifth year of an ongoing run); premiere critics alike for being “a wonderful place for productions and readings with The Women’s parents to introduce their kids to the glories of Project Theatre (Off Broadway), Vital Theatre, live theatre, done well and at modest prices.” Loft Theatre and others. Her award-winning Now in its eighteenth season, the company premiere production of Half Life was hailed as is dedicated to producing entertaining and the top show of The New York International educational theatre for young audiences. To Fringe Festival (New York Magazine). Regional date, the company has presented dozens of work: The Barber of Seville (Bleecker Street original productions for hundreds of thousands Opera); Suor Angelica, Pagliacci (Anchorage of children and their families. For more Opera); Amahl and the Night Visitors; The Clean information, please visit Vital Theatre Company House and Nickel and Dimed at Western Stage on the web at www.vitaltheatre.org.

Program Book Insert - Pinkalicious: The Musical  
Program Book Insert - Pinkalicious: The Musical