Pinkalicious: The Musical at Walnut Street Theatre + Exposing Young Kids to the Arts in Philadelphia

I’ve been having so much fun partnering with the Walnut Street Theatre these past few months! I think it’s SO IMPORTANT to expose young kiddos to the arts at a young age! Getting them to sit in their seat, focus and enjoy a show is such a great accomplishment for any little one – and I think it’s just one of those things that the more they experience it, the more they know how to act during a show so they can really enjoy it!

Here’s a look back at some of the shows we’ve enjoyed recently at the Walnut Street Theatre:

Ronald Dahl’s Matilda / Aladdin Jr. / A Christmas Carol

Last Friday, we packed up our bags and took a bus downtown to check out Pinkalicious: The Musical! The boys love taking the bus and it was threatening rain later in the day so I figured it was a win/win.

We got down there to the Theatre area a little early so we had some time to grab a snack before the show. A few doors down from Walnut Street Theatre is Le Pain Quotidien – so fancy croissants + a warm latte for all before Pinkalicious!

When we first were invited to Pinkalicious, it wasn’t a show or a book the boys had read or seen. But before going to the play I made sure we all watched an episode of the show together and read the book – and I was pleasantly surprised – it was super cute !

I will say that Brooks – before he read the book or saw the show – said that ‘this play is for girls, it’s about everything PINK” – but I am ALL ABOUT exposing boys and girls to all sorts of things, no matter the gender norms. Plus, my two little boys that like to wrestle and fight all day long could use a little additional exposure to the kinder + gentler “girl world” of everything pink! I think it tends to calm them a bit, which I enjoy!

The Walnut Street Theatre has a Walnut Street Kids program where they always have a kid-friendly focused show going on – they are usually at 10:30 am in the morning and earlier in the day on the weekends. These shows run 1 hour long with no intermission and are perfect for a younger audience.

Every seat in the house is a great one – and there are boosters {which Graham is sitting on in the photo above} for anyone that needs a boost to see.

Here’s a bit about the show:

Despite warnings from her parents, Pinkalicous Pinkerton eats too many pink cupcakes—and ends up turning pink from head to toe! But when things really begin to go too far, it’s up to Pinkalicous to find her true colors once again. This cupcake-tastic musical is a fun and charming story for kids of all ages.

It was fantastic! The characters were lively and engaging, the story was silly and bright and the music was catching and you can bet we’ve been jamming out to the Pinkalicious: The Musical soundtrack ever since!

And aside from the Pinkalicious character dealing with turning pink – it had a fun little message from her brother and dad for the boys out there that it’s ok for them to like pink too! Both Brooks and Graham sat through the show mesmerized. They didn’t more or make a peep and had a great time enjoying the show!

It’s running through the end of this week and then a new show is starting in May! So if you’ve got a Pinkalicious lover in your life – be sure to take him or her soon – tickets are super affordable and it’s a great morning out with the littles!

Coming in May for Walnut Street Kids – Fly Guy + Legally Blonde: The Musical for the older crowd! I hope we can get to both!

Now I’d love to know what you think – Do you take your kiddos to the theatre? At what age did you start/plan to start? Have you seen Pinkalicious? What did you think?! Please share – I always love to hear from you!

Thanks so much for following along + a HUGE Thanks to my friends at Walnut Street Theatre for the tickets! Thanks for having us – we had a blast, as always!

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  • Reply Patty April 8, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Totally awesome to take the littles and exposing them to the theatre at such an early age! I wish that I had been able to do this, but living so far outside the city didn’t help. You are so lucky to be living in the city now and able to do these special things!

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