It’s Here! StinkyKids® The Musical to Debut March 10 in New York City
Theatrical Production Based on the Award-Winning “StinkyKids” book series
(Atlanta, Ga) – StinkyKids, LLC announced today it has partnered with Vital Theatre Company, Inc. to introduce StinkyKids The Musical, a live theatrical production based on the characters and themes of the award-winning children’s book series, StinkyKids. The theatrical run will take place at the famed Vital Theatre Company located at 2162 Broadway in New York City from March 10 through April 22, 2012. Performances are Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. The production is appropriate for children ages 2-10 and their families. Guests may purchase tickets online at www.vitaltheatre.org/stinkykids.php or visiting www.facebook.com/StinkyKidsMusical.
“I am so excited for the debut of the StinkyKids musical,” said StinkyKids creator, Britt Menzies. “Vital Theatre has done a tremendous job of bringing the StinkyKids books to life through clever dialogue and funny songs – kids will have a hard time containing their laughter!”
“We are delighted to work with Britt on such an engaging and child-friendly production,” commented Stephen Sunderlin, Vital Theatre artistic director. “If we can help one child learn from their mistakes and pledge to be a ‘Leader of Good’, we’ve done our job as an inspirational theatre company.”
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.
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.
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 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.
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 and books featuring 10 diverse StinkyKids characters. The StinkyKids characters 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. Since inception, StinkyKids donates 10 percent of its profits to Books, Bears and Bonnets, Inc., a charity founded in honor of Britt’s aunt who died from uterine cancer. Books, Bears and Bonnets, Inc. delivers gift boxes to children and adults fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. To learn more about the organization and StinkyKids, visit the StinkyKids website at www.StinkyKids.com.
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