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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10 West 64th Street
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Saturdays and Sundays at 4:00 pm
June 21st through August 31st

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...one 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 score...an 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 music...in 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

Norma Perez Hernandez (Jenna) is thrilled to be part of her second production at Vital Theatre! She originated the role of Maritza in the world premiere of Show Way last winter. Her other acting credits include Real Women Have Curves (Depot Theatre) and an all-female production of Henry V (Manhattan Shakespeare Project). Her Twitter is @normajeanesays, and she blogs about books and Broadway stars at lettersfromthemezzanine.wordpress.com.

Meghan Ross (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. www.meghannicoleross.com

Lisa LeCuyer (Female Charaters) is delighted to be making her Vital Theatre debut with all her favorite things involved, peace, love and cupcakes, preferably, red velvet! She has traveled around the country performing as the title role in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Gertrude in Seussical, Penny Pingleton in Hairspray and VeggieTales, Live! Lisa is a native of Buffalo, NY and holds a BFA from Niagara University. She'd like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support!

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 (www.carriescupcakecritique.shutterfly.com) and Facebook page that boasts 90,000 followers (www.facebook.com/PLCCupcakeClub).

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. hdbcasting.com / joydewingcasting.com.

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. www.amandajenks.com

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. www.KyleDixonDesigns.com

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Scenes from Peace, Love, and Cupcakes The Musical
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Charity Farrell
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Charity Farrell and Danielle Famble
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Isaac Haas
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Lisa LeCuyer
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Meghan Ross, Norma Perez Hernandez, Danielle Famble, Charity Farrell, Christina Emily Jackson Isaac Haas, Lisa LeCuyer
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Meghan Ross, Charity Farrell, Norma Perez Hernandez
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Meghan Ross, Charity Farrell, Norma Perez Hernandez
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Meghan Ross, Charity Farrell, Norma Perez Hernandez
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Meghan Ross, Charity Farrell, Norma Perez Hernandez
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Meghan Ross, Charity Farrell, Norma Perez Hernandez
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