by Michal Zoe Tucker
Recently, I went to the Adventure Theater Musical Theater Center (ATMTC) located in Glen Echo Park, Maryland with my father and sister to see a musical for the book Pinkalicious, written by Elizabeth Kann. This was my third time going to ATMTC. The first time I saw the musical Three little Birds, based on the song by Bob Marley. The second time, I saw the musical/play “Big Nate,” based on one of the books in the Big Nate series by author Lincoln Pierce, who I met at the theater after the show.
The Pinkalicious musical started off with Pinkalicious wanting to eat a cupcake, but her mom didn’t let her and told her to go to bed. The next morning she asked for another cupcake and she couldn’t get one, so a few nights later she snuck to eat a bunch of cupcakes. In the morning, her brother, Peter, woke her up and screamed that she was pink. Her mom took her to the doctors and they said she had “pinkatidis.” And the only way to cure it was to eat green food, and Pinkalicious hated green food! So, instead of eating vegetables she snuck another cupcake, and when she woke up the next morning she was red. Later on in the musical, Pinkalicious finally ate green food and turned back to her normal self with the help of her brother Peter. My favorite part was when she went to sleep and there were pink cupcake puppets moving around her head representing her dreams. When we walked out the theater, we got to try on some of the Pinkalicious costumes. Also my dad bought my sister and I a gold crown from the little merchandise store at the front window. It was very fun!