Back by Popular Demand, StinkyKids® The Musical Debuts New Performances

Back by Popular Demand, StinkyKids® The Musical Debuts New Performances 
Winner, 2011-2012 Best Family Musical to Open at Riverside Theater July 7, 2012

 (Atlanta, Ga) –StinkyKids The Musical, the award-winning live theatrical production based on the characters and themes of the book series, StinkyKids, has announced it will debut at the Riverside Theater on July 7, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. The Off-Broadway Alliance named StinkyKids The Musical Best Family Show for the 2011-2012 season.  The musical, which debuted March 10, 2012 has garnered incredible reviews from parents, theater critics and bloggers alike. The additional performances will take place at Riverside Theater located at 91 Claremont Avenue at 120th Street in New York City. The performances are scheduled each Saturday at 1:00 p.m. July 7, 2012 through September 6, 2012.                  

StinkyKids The Musical has been a thrilling journey,” said Britt Menzies, award-winning children’s author and creator of StinkyKids. “With the production debuting at the Riverside Theater, many more families will now be able to enjoy the hilarious musical and its life lessons throughout the summer.”

 “We are extremely pleased to open the show at the Riverside Theater,” commented Stephen Sunderlin, Vital Theatre artistic director. “The run has been incredibly successful thus far, and we’re excited to introduce the world of StinkKids to new audiences.”

 Program synopsis:  StinkyKid Britt never gets into trouble and loves making everyone happy! She’s convinced her parents to take her friends, Max, Hannah, Jen, Johnny and Billy to the opening of the new MegaJumper 3000. But when Britt gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her hair, she must rely on her friends to help her get out of a sticky situation before her parents find out and cancel the trip.

 Critics and consumers alike love StinkyKids The Musical!

 “Peppy pop score…could easily be a Katy Perry hit” – Laurel Graber, New York Times

 “Hilarious!” – NY Parent Magazine

 “What I love about this musical is that if offers teachable moments for kids. As an added bonus, the audience can meet the cast, get their autographs and have their picture taken. That is such a wonderful memento from shows at the Vital Theatre.” – NYC Single Mom blog

StinkyKids The Musical is directed by Tim Drucker. The books and lyrics are by Sammy Buck, and music is composed by Daniel S. Acquisto. The cast includes Patricia Cancio, Ryan Mikita, AJ Patton, Bryce Payne, Maren Ritter, and Laura Weiner.  The production is appropriate for children ages 2-12 and their families. Guests may purchase tickets online at www.vitaltheatre.org/stinkykids.php or visiting www.facebook.com/StinkyKidsMusical. Phone orders can be placed by calling 212-579-0528.

StinkyKids is a hilarious and heart-warming new children’s property that centers around 10 diverse characters each with their own personalities who help kids make right choices and live by the motto, “Always Be a Leader of Good.” Each hilarious, funny and real-life adventure captures the innocence of childhood and the lessons we learn from our mistakes.

The musical complements a full line of StinkyKids products currently available, which include books, plush dolls, bikes, skateboards, skates, scooters, safety gear and accessories.

About Vital Theatre Company

Vital Theatre Company is a community of artists who believe that a shared theatrical experience profoundly affects people’s lives. They create stories that challenge audiences to ask questions, make discoveries and engage in dialogue. Founded in March 1999, Vital Theatre Company has presented more than 60 original productions for more than 284,000 children and their families. The Company received two American Theatre Wing Awards for Continued Commitment to Excellence in Theatre and was also named as one of nytheatre.com’s “2004 People of the Year.” Vital is a six-time winner of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s Award for Excellence for four main stage productions, as well as Vital’s 2001-2002 Children’s Theatre Season and the children’s piece “The Ballad of Irving the Frog,” (2004). The New York Theatre Experience also named Vital Theatre Company the 2002 Theatre Company of the Year. For more information, visit www.vitaltheatre.org.

About StinkyKids

StinkyKids comes from the creative mind of Britt Menzies, a mom who was inspired by her daughter’s simple request to paint her as a ballerina. StinkyKids is a brand with a fun, unique and fresh approach that teaches life’s lessons through its products, books and musical. Featuring diverse characters, StinkyKids are little stinKers who learn to make right choices through their childhood mistakes and who live by the motto:  “Always Be a Leader of Good.”  StinkyKids is an innovative brand that appeals to parents for the values it represents and to kids because the characters are real kids getting into real mischief. To learn more about StinkyKids, please visit the StinkyKids website at www.StinkyKids.com.

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