'Pinkalicious' cupcake recipe

And even though her parents have warned her not to eat too many pink cupcakes, "Pinkalicious" is busy baking some of those pink cupcakes in the ABC 7 Kitchen!

Pinkalicious Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence (optional)
  • 1 bottles pink food coloring

Prep Time: 20 mins/ Total Time: 40 mins

1. 1 preheat oven to 375f or 170c; line muffin cups with papers.

2. 2 cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time.

3. 3 add flour (mixed with baking powder and salt) alternating with milk beat well; stir in vanilla. (Add food coloring)

4. 4 divide evenly among pans and bake for 20 minutes. let cool in pans.

''Pinkalicious'' at Broadway Playhouse

(RELEASE) CHICAGO (July 12, 2011) Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that Emerald City Theatre's 2010 hit PINKALICIOUS is coming to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St) July 8- Sep. 3, 2011. Individual tickets are on sale now.

"Broadway In Chicago is excited to welcome Emerald City Theatre and their hit production of PINKALICIOUS. We are pleased to add theatre for young audiences programming to the Broadway Playhouse, making theater more accessible to all ages, for Chicagoans and tourists alike." said Lou Raizin, President of Broadway In Chicago.

"After fifteen years of experience working with early learners, Emerald City Theatre is thrilled to bring its exceptional interactive style of family theatre to Broadway In Chicago's vast audience in the beautiful Broadway Playhouse. The passion for Pinkalicious is palpable and we look forward to sharing that with more of Chicago," said Karen Cardarelli, Artistic and Executive Director of Emerald City Theatre.

When Pinkalicious Pinkerton eats one too many pink cupcakes, she catches a serious case of "Pinkititis" and turns pink from head to toe! Will her broccoli-eating brother be able to help cure her before it's too late? Find out in the colorful musical adventure, remounted from Emerald City Theatre's sold out production at their Chicago home at The Apollo Theater. This heartwarming musical's Gateway Theme of healthy eating is sure to strike a chord among parents and picky eaters alike. Emerald City's Gateway Themes are a topic of conversation adults can have with their early-learner. Education and Artistic staff create materials in the playbill to provide support for adults. All performances will include an age appropriate pre-show activity in the lobby and an autograph session with the cast after the performance.

PINKALICIOUS is a Midwest premiere directed and choreographed by Ernie Nolan, with a book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann and music and lyrics by John Gregor.

Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann are co-authors of the New York Times best-selling children's picture books Pinkalicious (HarperCollins, 2006), Purplicious (HarperCollins, 2007), Goldicious (HarperCollins, 2009) and Silverlicious (HarperCollins, 2011) also illustrated by Victoria Kann. Elizabeth and Victoria are sisters who grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Victoria's award-winning artwork has graced the covers and pages of many magazines, newspapers and books. Elizabeth's writing has appeared in a variety of newspaper and print publications.

Ernie Nolan is the proud Associate Artistic Director of Emerald City Theatre. His Emerald City directing credits include Pinkalicious, A Nutty Nutcracker Christmas, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, If You Take a Mouse to School, Disney's High School Musical, James and the Giant Peach, Seussical, and many others. Additional credits include: The BFG, The Giver (Chicago Playworks), Frindle, U:BUG:ME, Twice Upon a Time, and The Dinosaur Musical (Coterie Theatre). As the Associate Artistic Director of Emerald City Theatre he has overseen the creation of the PlayGround, a development process for new work for young audiences.

Lyricist, composer and orchestrator John Gregor received a 2004 Frederick Loewe Award for his musical "With Glee," for which he wrote the book, music and lyrics. Recently, With Glee was presented in a workshop by the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, NYU and premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. His musical adaptation of Gogol's tragicomic short story The Overcoat has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, and at the Barrington Stage Company and The New York International Fringe Festival. He co-wrote several children's musicals for Vital Theatre Company, including The Changeling and The Bully.

Individual tickets for PINKALICIOUS are on sale now and range from $16-$22. A select number of premium seats are also available. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Kiosk at Water Tower Place (845 N. Michigan Ave.), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations (including Hot Tix and select Carson Pirie Scott, Coconuts and fye stores), and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. For groups of 15 or more, call (312) 977-1710. Groups of 15 or more may receive a discount on most shows by calling (312) 977-1710. Gift certificates, which can be redeemed for any production or for season ticket packages, can be obtained at Broadway In Chicago box offices, www.BroadwayInChicago.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 775-2000.

The schedule for PINKALICIOUS is as follows:
Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Fridays at 10 a.m.
Saturdays at 10 a.m.
Sundays at 10 a.m.
Please note: performance schedule and prices are subject to change. The schedule has alternating Thursdays and Sundays. For an exact performance schedule, please visit BroadwayInChicago.com

About Emerald City Theatre

Emerald City Theatre is one Chicago's most attended non-profit theaters with an annual attendance of nearly 80,000 between its performance home at Apollo Theater and regional tours. Emerald City serves as a Child's Gateway to the Arts, inspiring early learners through play. Emerald City is proud to be the home of 28 world premiere productions. Emerald City employs nearly 100 of Chicago's top artistic and teaching talent to bring magical, interactive productions and programs that entertain children and their grown-ups in all parts of Chicagoland. The company's year-round programming includes live productions at the Apollo Theater and other venues, theater class offerings, summer theater camps, an extensive touring program, and an annual Celebrate Reading literacy initiative.

Emerald City continues to expand its artistic and institutional boundaries under the guidance of Executive Director Karen Cardarelli, Associate Artistic Director Ernie Nolan, and a twenty-member Board of Directors. Emerald City is a non-profit company, supported by The MacArthur Fund for the Arts and Culture, Katten, Chicago Community Trust, Illinois Arts Council, City Arts, Deloitte, Winston & Strawn, La Rabida Children's Hospital, and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.

Emerald City's performance home continues to be at Chicago's highly regarded off loop theater, The Apollo Theater, located at 2540 N. Lincoln Ave in Lincoln Park.

For more information on the Emerald City Theatre, please visit emeraldcitytheatre.com.

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