The much-loved children’s book by Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, springs to life in this delightful musical romp, presented Plaza Theatrical Productions. Everyone will be thinking (and wearing) pink, like Pinkalicious Pinkerton, the delightful heroine of this preteen charmer, now in the last weekend of its month-long run. Pinkalicious especially likes pink cupcakes. Her parents warn her not to eat too many of them, but when Pinkalicious does, she turns pink!
Saturday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Feb. 24, 1 p.m. $10. The Show Place at Bellmore Movies, 222 Pettit Ave. Bellmore, (516) 599-6870 or visit www.plazatheatrical.com.
Sleeping Beauty Dreams
Helicopter parents, a daughter yearning to test her wings and a brave young man are the central characters in “Sleeping Beauty Dreams,” the contemporary update to the enchanting fairy tale. This retelling unfolds in a production by Mexico’s Marionetas de la Esquina, the renowned puppet theater company, which comes to Long Island Children’s Museum Theater direct from its Kennedy Center premiere. Award-winning playwright Amaranta Leyva, has recast the famous princess as an overprotected daughter looking to break free of her castle walls to search for true love – and her true self.
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 23-24, 1 and 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday Feb. 27-28, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. $5 with museum admission, $10 theater only. Long Island Children’s Museum, Museum Row, Garden City. (516) 224-5800 or www.licm.org.
River North Chicago Dance
Frank Chavez’ dynamic North Chicago Dance Company visits the Madison Theatre with a spirited and sassy program of jazz-based contemporary dance. The troupe combines their artistic interpretation with their dramatic spirit, using stimulating music to create a style that is uniquely their own.
Monday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m. $39-$49. Madison Theatre, Molloy College, 1000 Hempstead Ave., Rockville Centre. (516) 678-5000 ext. 7715 or www.madisontheatreny.org.