'Pinkalicious' opens with splash of color

'Dreamcoat' and 'Ramona Quimby' performances continue this weekend

sokamoto@ledger-enquirer.comOctober 2, 2013 

What little girl doesn't like the color pink?

Pinkalicious Pinkerton really likes pink.

In fact, she eats so many pink cupcakes that she begins to -- gasp! -- turn pink. "Pinkalicious," based on the popular book series for young readers, has been adapted into a children's play that can be seen starting this weekend.

Play dates are 7 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Also, 7 p.m. Oct. 11, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 2 p.m. Oct. 13 in Foley Hall of the Springer Opera House, 1022 First Ave.

Tickets are $13; $9 for children and students; $7 for Springer Theater Academy students.

Call 706-327-3688.

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'

This is also the closing weekend for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in the Springer Opera House, 103 10th St.The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical about Israel's favorite son and his adventures in Canaan and Egypt can be seen at 7:30 tonight and Saturday.

Tickets are $40; $34 for seniors and public service personnel; $17 for children and students.

Call 706-327-3688.

'Ramona Quimby'

Another great children's book turned into a popular play is "Ramona Quimby." It's about a little girl who is always squabbling with her older sister, getting in trouble at school and causing an incident at a wedding. But ultimately, it's about love of your family no matter what. It can be seen at 7:30 tonight and Saturday at the Family Theatre, 2100 Hamilton Road.

Tickets are $12; $10 for seniors and military; $8 for students. Reservations are necessary.

Call 706-366-7196.

CSU Jazz Ensemble

Jazz music fans might want to check out Columbus State University's Jazz Ensemble as it performs a variety of jazz styles at 7:30 tonight in Legacy Hall of RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway. It's free.

Call 706-649-7225.

'Inheritance of Murder'

The ever-popular Sherlock's Mystery Dinner Theatre is continuing its run of "Inheritance of Murder." In this original show about what happens when an elderly man dies and relatives find out who inherits the money. It can be seen at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 7 p.m. Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 25-26 in the Downtown Historic Marriott Hotel, 800 Front Ave.

Tickets are $48.50. The tickets include the dinner and show and must be reserved 48 hours in advance.

Call 706-604-5634.

'Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery'

"Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery," written by Columbus native Shay Youngblood, is a coming-of-age story of a young black girl growing up in the 1960s. It can be seen at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday as it closes out its run at the Liberty Theatre, 821 Eighth Ave.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door.

Call 706-653-7566.

Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Columbus Symphony Orchestra's very popular "Champagne & Dessert" series continues at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road. The concert, "Going for Baroque," features various members of the orchestra. The program includes Corelli's "Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 8," Biber's "Battaglia," Bach's "Brandenburg Concerto No. 3," Purcell's "Chacony in G-Minor," Vivaldi's "Sinfonia in B-Minor, "al santo Sepolcro" and Handel's "Concerto Grosso, Opus 6, No. 6."

Tickets are $35.

Call 706-323-5059 or 706-256-3612.

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