STINKYKIDS, The Musical Plays Last Weekend at Theatre 80, 5/26

A.J. Patton, Lora Nicolas, Ryan Mikita, Laura Weiner, Bryce Payne, and Madison
Turner engage in a photo op with young theatergoers. Photo by Vital Theatre Company
by Oliver Oliveros,

New York, May 21, 2012 – 2nd Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards’ Best Family Show nominee “StinkyKids, The Musical,” featuring book and lyrics by Sammy Buck, music by Daniel S. Acquisto, based on the children’s books with the same title by Britt Menzies, and direction by Tim Drucker, will play its last extended performance at Theatre 80 Saint Marks Place in the East Village on Saturday, May 26, at 1 p.m.

“Endearing, funny, and entertaining to both the kids and the parents in the audience,” was how our very own Erin Leigh Peck of Jr. described the family oriented-musical, which premiered at Vital Theatre Company’s McGinn Cazale Theatre in March.

“StinkyKids, The Musical” tells the story of a mischievous young girl Britt who asks her parents (never seen on stage) to bring her friends Max, Hannah, Jen, Johnny, and Billy to the grand opening of the newest, hottest kiddie attraction in town, the MegaJumper 3000. But when Britt gets a massive wad of gum stuck in her long hair, she had no choice but to rely on her playmates to help her get out of the sticky situation before her parents find out, and cancel the trip to the amusement park.

For its final performance on Saturday, Kari Grunberg, replaces the show’s original Britt, Laura Weiner

New York-based actors A.J. Patton (Johnny), Madison Turner (Jen), Ryan Mikita (Max), Bryce Payne (Billy), and Filipino-American actress Lora Nicolas (Hannah) complete the cast.

To purchase tickets, starting at $29.50, visit

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