Spring High School’s Lion Players Theatre Company is presenting its annual fall children’s show on Oct. 21, 22, 23 and 25. This year’s show is “Pinkalicious,” based on the popular children’s book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 23 and 25 (with no performance on Sunday). Additional matinee performances will take place on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. All performances will take place in the performing arts center at Spring High School, 19428 I-45, Spring, 77373. Each performance will last approximately 45 minutes.
The play tells the colorful, humorous and heartwarming tale of its heroine, Pinkalicious, who loves the color pink so much that she can’t stop eating her favorite pink cupcakes until she herself turns pink from head to toe. Pinkalicious is thrilled to find herself turning her favorite color, but her parents and her doctor aren’t so sure. With lessons about family, sibling rivalry, love and acceptance, and learning to be yourself, “Pinkalicious” promises something for everyone.
Spring High School students from each of the show’s three casts have been touring Spring ISD elementary schools all this week, presenting a scaled-down version of the play to early-elementary students. According to Spring High School Director of Theatre Marilyn Ocker, the home shows at Spring High School’s performing arts center offer a wonderful opportunity for those who haven’t yet seen the production, or who would like to bring their family to enjoy a fully staged performance with sets, lights and full costumes.
“There’s great things going on in our schools, and I’m very happy to be given the opportunity by the school district to be able to expose the younger students in our district to the performing and visual arts,” said Ocker, who directed the show and produced it in coordination with her fellow department faculty members Kathy Gallas-Beyer and Trey Otis.
More than 50 students are involved in the production, divided between three casts, each of which will take part in two of the six performances at the high school. Ocker encouraged district families to come and find out what happens to Pinkalicious and her family during this fun-filled, family-friendly production from the talented theater students of Spring High School.
“There’s a lesson in it for everyone,” Ocker said, “and it’s a great opportunity for everybody in the family to come out, enjoy live theater and have fun together.”Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $5 for children 5-12. They can be purchased at the box office before each performance, and online at LionPlayersTheatreCompany.com.