Bon Voyage! We’re off! It’s a new season at DCT and the journey has begun. Pinkalicious The Musical, the most pinkadelic show ever, is sure producing a lot of happiness around here. And it’s contagious!
You can’t step inside the Rosewood Center right now without feeling your heart leap with joy. A canopy with flowers, hearts, pink puffs, lace, stars, ribbons and sparkle shower you from above, thanks to the hard work of board member Karen Travis and intern Maliska Haba.
The walls are overflowing with beautiful designs of bird, bee and butterfly costume designs submitted by children in grades K-12 for our costume design contest.
Flat Stanley and Pinkalicious stand ready for your photo op in the lobby.
And you can buy Sprinkles cupcakes at intermission – so much yum. Pure happiness, I tell you!
Actress Emily Lockhart as Pinkalicious has been hard at work bringing happiness to our audiences, but also to others in the community. She visited with first graders and their teacher, Mr. Painter, at Stonewall Gardens and presented them with the “Pinkalicious Green Team Award” for growing their own vegetables. Blue Bear from Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Texas helped, too.
She taught them a song from the show which they sang while strolling by the okra vines, “I’m gonna be brave and learn to eat my gree-ee-ee-eenes!”
Dallas City Councilmember Sheffie Kadane came too and praised the children, “When I was growing up, I didn’t have a garden at my school. You are so smart for learning how to grow food. I am proud of each and every one of you.”
Then Ms. Lockhart visited our neighbors at the Vickery Meadow Community Garden to spread more joy. How adorable is this picture – look at the girl’s t-shirt, which says, “I’d trade my brother for a cupcake”. And that’s her little brother pulling on Pinkalicious’ wand!
But don’t fret if Pinkalicious sells out before you get tickets (now extended until October 28th) – you can still participate in the fun. You can download free activity pages at http://www.dct.org/plays/funtodo.
Season subscribers – don’t forget to pick up your Passport to Imagination Workbook in the DCT Store so your kids can record their memories, play games and earn stamps and prizes. Single ticket buyers can also get in on the fun and buy it for $10.
Meanwhile, don’t just listen to us tell you how pinkeriffic it is here right now, listen to what the patrons have to say. DCT’s AnchorKids keep up with our most important visitors (your kids!) in the most delightful ‘hard-hitting investigative reporting’ you ever saw.
Think pink, friends. It’s happiness.