Kylie Carson has a problem. She loves monster movies, zombie thrillers, and vampire sagas but her classmates at her new school avoid her like the Creature from the Black Lagoon! To sweeten up her image Kylie starts a Cupcake Club. With the help of her new friends they begin spinning out tasty treats. But when Meredith, the most popular girl in school, tries to sabotage the big cupcake party, it may spell the end of the Cupcake Club. Based on the hit chapter book PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES: THE CUPCAKE CLUB by Sheryl Berk and her 11-year-old daughter Carrie Berk. The show is appropriate for ages 6 - 12.
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Vital Theatre Company
2162 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10024

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm
Sundays at 4:00pm

Regular Tickets: $30.00
Premium Tickets*: $40.00
*first 3 rows

Check out the awesome reviews of the most treacherous, complicated and unrelenting battlefields to which America has sent its young: middle school...revenge really isn't a dish best served cold - or hot out of the oven, either. You don't have to be friends. Just respect each other...appealing, pop-flavored entertaining hour.
New York Times
...satisfy your sweet tooth and your appetite for quality children's programming... we were duly impressed by the production's story, acting and the top echelon of the shows
Macaroni Kids
Manhattan East Side
Wow, Macaroni Kids! Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical at Vital Theatre Company, in NYC ... was AMAZING! I highly recommend it for the 6-12 year-old set, and trust me, parents, you'll enjoy it, too!
Macaroni Kids
Easton Metro

Molly Fried (Kylie) is so excited to be making her Vital Theatre debut! She is a recent graduate of the NYU Tisch: Meisner Studio and New Studio on Broadway. At NYU she appeared in the Atlantic Theater's The Stinky Cheese Man... directed by Liz Swados. Other credits include, Ragtime, Smile, Company, and Top Girls. She has also appeared in many cabarets around Manhattan including NYMF's Mint'd "Inheritance" concert last season. Special thanks to Mom, Dad, and Sally!

Meghan Ross (Lexi) is thrilled for her Vital Theatre debut. P(Lexi) is thrilled for her Vital Theatre debut. Proud BFA graduate from LIU Post. Meghan's recent performances were at Woodstock, as Chava in Fiddler on the Roof. Other recent credits: Tommy, Les Miserables. Sideshow, & Wizard of Oz. She's thrilled to be playing Lexi, as she too is a true cupcake connoisseur! Endless gratitude to Holly, Jennifer, Sheryl & Carrie Berk, cast/crew, family, friends, Brent, and all her teachers who've helped along the way.

Victoria Narayan (Jenna) is so excited to be making her Vital Theatre debut! Victoria hails from the Chicago suburbs and is a proud graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School. She has studied at Oklahoma City University, the Chicago Academy for the Arts and Washington National Opera's Young Singer program. Favorite credits include The Witch in Into the Woods (Circle in the Square), Reese in We Are the Tigers (Gene Frankel Theatre), Saran in No Complications...Please! (MITF) and Maria in Twelfth Night (First Folio Theatre). Victoria's opera career includes L'elisir D'amore, I Pagliacci, Madame Butterfly and Die Fleidermaus. She has also starred in the recent films Primer and Viral. Victoria would like to thank the cast, crew and creative team here at Vital Theatre Company, as well as you, the audience, for supporting live theater!

Isaa Haas (Male Characters) recently graduated CAP21's professional training program where he was in Urinetown (Old Man Strong) and Sympathetic Frequencies (Andrew). Notable regional credits include Rent (Roger), Evita, Pippin, and The Dining Room. He would like to thank his family for their never-ending love and support.

Christina Emily Jackson (Meredith) Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and a 2013 Penn State BFA Musical Theater graduate, Christina is thrilled to be at Vital Theater after recently ending Holiday Celebration at LaComedia Dinner Theater, and My Way and Singin' In the Rain at Ocean City Theater Company. Other recent credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Wait Until Dark at Pennsylvania Centre Stage. Thanks to the Peace, Love, and Cupcakes team, Holly, and the best parents.

Azarria White (Sadie) is proud to be making her Vital Theatre debut. This May of 2014 she graduated from of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and this fall she will be continuing towards her Bachelor's Degree in Musical Theater at Parsons the New School of Public Engagement. This past summer, she debuted in Little Shop of Horrors at the Barnstormers Theatre in New Hampshire.

Catherine DeLuce (Ms. Shotland / Female Characters) is thrilled to be making her off-Broadway debut with the sweetest production in New York, especially being from Hershey, PA! Proud Penn State graduate with a BA in Theatre (acting emphasis) and dance minor. Favorite credits include the world premiere of Panic! The musical at 54 below and Joe's Pub, It's a Wonderful Life, and Arabian Nights. Thanks to Mom, Dad, Elizabeth, Peter, friends, teachers and everyone who has supported, loved and believed in me.

Kelly Caitlin Sullivan (Stage Manager) holds a BFA in acting and BA in psychology from the University of Central Florida. She has spent the last five years touring the U.S. as both an actor and stage manager with various regional theatres including FoodPlay Productions, Theatre IV, California Theatre Center, and Vital Theatre for the fall 2013 tour of Pinkalicious, The Musical! Recent projects include the Hair National Tour, Blogologues, and the NYMF run of Oprahfication.

David John Madore (Musical Director)

Rick Hip-Flores (Book, Music, Lyrics) also wrote music and lyrics for A Tooth Fairy Tale and My New York, previously seen at Vital Theater. Recent credits include Musical Director for the first National Tour of We Will Rock You, Musical Supervisor and Arranger for the Gershwin musical, 'Swonderful (Pittsburgh CLO), and Heatwave: The Jack Cole Project (Queens Theatre in the Park). As pianist he has recently played in the Broadway/ New York orchestras of Billy Elliot, Into the Woods, Spelling Bee, Wonderland, and The Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Other musical director credits include: High School Musical (MUNY), Singin in the Rain (North Shore Music Theatre), In Transit (New York Workshop), Jacques Brel (Zipper Theatre), Breaking Up is Hard to Do (Actors' Playhouse), Shakespeare on Broadway (Symphony Space), 8 by Tenn (Hartford Stage), Henry and Mudge, A Christmas Carol (TheatreworksUSA), and numerous productions for Musicals Tonight. Rick is a graduate of Columbia University and BMI Lehman Engel Workshop. Much thanks to the talented Sheryl and Carrie Berk, for their delicious inspiration!

Jennifer Curfman (Director) is Associate Artistic Director of The CRY HAVOC Company, where she is a Resident Artist and a member of CRY HAVOC's Directing Corps. Recent directing credits include Party Girl and Good Enough by Kitt Lavoie, Caught by Sharon Cooper, and The Pawnbroker, a one-woman play written and performed by Katelin Wilcox. Associate directing credits include Romeo and Juliet with CRY HAVOC, and the upcoming concert staging of Bros and Dolls at Joe's Pub, directed by Matt Cowart. Jennifer has participated in the development of more than 150 new plays and musicals with CRY HAVOC, the 24Seven Lab, Electric Pear Productions, and NYU's Undergraduate and Graduate Dramatic Writing Programs. She teaches Shakespeare workshops across the country, and has taught and developed grade school arts-in-education curriculum for the Royal Conservatory of Music's Learning Through the Arts program. As an actor, Jennifer has been seen on New York and regional stages working with such companies as the New York City Opera (on the New York premiere of Dead Man Walking, directed by Leonard Foglia), Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, Carousel Dinner Theatre, Theatreworks USA (Peter Pan, Ramona Quimby), The Cleveland Opera (The Sound of Music), and the New York Philharmonic (in the 80th Birthday Concert for Stephen Sondheim). Jennifer is a member of the Actors' Equity Association and the SDCF Observership Program, and she holds a BFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Sheryl Berk & Carrie Berk (Authors of the original book) Sheryl Berk is a New York Times bestselling author and has collaborated on numerous celebrity books including Soul Surfer with Bethany Hamilton, Stages and Heart to Heart with Britney Spears, Between U and Me with Zendaya and Choosing Glee with Jenna Ushkowitz. But her "sweetest" coauthor by far has been her 11-year-old daughter Carrie Berk. Together, they write the bestselling Cupcake Club book series for Sourcebooks/Jabberwocky. Carrie dreamed up Book 1, PEACE, LOVE, AND CUPCAKES: THE CUPCAKE CLUB, in her second grade class at PS 6, sprinkling it with her friends, teachers, and experiences. She is a well-known food critic in her own right, with a popular blog ( and Facebook page that boasts 90,000 followers (

Holly Buczek, CSA (Casting Director). As the resident casting director for Vital Theatre, Holly has cast "Pinkalicious! The Musical", "Uncle Pirate", "Angelina Ballerina The Musical", "StinkyKids The Musical" (2012 Off-Broadway Alliance Winner for Best Family show) and others. Additional projects include "Caroline or Change" for Cyrano's Theatre in Alaska, "The Independents" for Fringe 2012, "Wearing Black" for the Frigid Festival, "The Brain That Wouldn't Die - In 3D", "The Groove Factor" and "Pirates of Finance" for NYMF, and for Bard SummerScape festival, "The Ballad of Rom and Julz" and "Bitter Sweet". Holly also handles the casting for Musicals Tonight!, "Berenstain Bears, Live", The Secret Theatre and past seasons of Millbrook Playhouse Summer Theatre. Films: Haram, Diva and Symposium. Holly is also Casting Associate for Joy Dewing Casting. /

Amanda Jenks (Costume Designer) has costumed productions over the past 3 seasons for Vital Theatre Company including the Off-Broadway Alliance award-winning Stinky Kids, The Musical; also Fancy Nancy The Musical, Angelina Ballerina the Very Merry Holiday Musical, Show Way, and Uncle Pirate. Recent designs include Mac Rogers' Honeycomb Trilogy (NYIT Award, NY Times' Critic's Pick) and Frankenstein Upstairs with Gideon Productions, Epic Theater Ensemble's Shakespeare Remix, and Ground UP's Bell, Book, & Candle. Other credits include: Keen Company, GTTP, the Attic, EBE Ensemble, the History Channel, New Group, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theater Company, The Mint, Women's Project, Ma-Yi, Opera House Arts, Austin Shakespeare (in NYC), and Philadelphia Theater Company.

Kyle Dixon (scenic designer) has designed over a dozen productions for Vital Theatre. A Kentucky native based in NYC for a decade, his scenic artwork may be seen from the 2013 Tony Award honored The Lost Colony to the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas, as well as across New York City and the United States. Recent designs include the world premiers of Fancy Nancy The Musical (NYC,Tour), Angelina Ballerina The Musical (NYC, Toronto, Tour), StinkyKids, The Musical (Off Broadway Alliance Award), Growing Up 70's starring Barry Williams, Silence starring Lorraine Serabian, concert events for Tony winners Faith Prince and Tommy Tune as well as Grammy Winner Pam Tillis and many more Off Broadway shows. Kyle has designed scenery for two seasons at Gretna Theatre, recently garnering a Broadway World Central Pennsylvania Award for his set design for Gretna's Wizard of Oz. He is the designer of North Carolina's historic Elizabethan Gardens' Winter Lights, a ten-acre holiday display. Kyle serves as staff scenic designer for Hunter College High School and Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School as well as a Vital Theatre Teaching Artist in Manhattan.

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2162 Broadway, 4th Floor
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