Fancy Nancy, the Musical

Book and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo
Music by Danny Abosch
Directed by Alex Bueno
Based on Original Staging by Kelly Todd
Musical Direction by Robyn Manion

Awards and Recognition

  • TEA PARTY with Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser
  • Encore Production
  • Based on Best-Selling Books

Reviewer Quotes

“ fills the theatre with laughter, catchy songs and life-long lessons ”

Beauty News NYC

On the Cripe Stage…

A sophisticated evening for the fancy side in all of us

Fancy Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted?

based on the popular “Fancy Nancy” books
by Jane O’Connor and Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser

Recommendation: Wonderful for the entire family, ages 4 and up.


Season Producers
Bette & Wylie Aitken

Executive Producer
Robert Berman

Associate Season Producer Laurie Smits Staude


“The show demonstrates that ordinary children can be fancy too, and, even more important, that Fancy Nancy can be an ordinary child.”
— New York Times

“The show is quite simply, splendiforous…The music is excellent, the lyrics are clever”
— Babies Gotta Have It

“An irresistible collection of ingenious tunes”
— NYMetroParents


... Hosted by Fancy Nancy's illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser

To reserve, choose a performance below and you will be asked at checkout.
  • October 6 @ 2pm 
  • October 13 @ 2pm -- Opening Performance! Tea Party is included.
  • October 14 @ 11am
  • October 20 @ 11am -- Relaxed Performance.
  • October 20 @ 2pm
  • October 21 @ 11am
  • October 27 @ 11am
  • October 28 @ 11am
  • October 28 @ 2pm
Join us for an exclusive TEA PARTY in our Fancy Nancy-bedecked studio with Nancy, Bree, and hosted by Fancy Nancy illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser.
Party Tickets include a lavish spread (which is fancy for tasty tea sandwiches and divine desserts), plus your choice of pink lemonade, strawberry milk or fruity punch (and for our adult guests... enjoy champagne mimosas)!
Remember to dress up in what makes you feel most exquisite, such as your best tiara, opera gloves, boas, butterfly wings, ballerina tutu, fairy princess gown... or ALL of them (“More is better!” as Fancy Nancy says)!
Party Tickets:
$21 for Children (ages 4-12)
$25 for Adults
NOTE: We will not be able to accommodate anyone with extreme food-born allergies as there will be dairy, nuts, and items containing wheat served.

Tea Party Gallery

  • Save $5 by attending Previews (Oct 5-Oct 12).
  • Save $2 by attending Evenings (Oct 13-Oct 28 5pm). Limited availability.
  • 30% off for Groups of 10 or more.
The Chance is thrilled to be providing at least one "Relaxed Performance" per show in our TYA Family Series.
These performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability.
More specifically, it's an environment that:
  • allows the audience to talk during the performance
  • has certain lights and sound effects tempered
  • leaves the audience lights on at half to make it easy to step out or return
  • split up the the lobby between a quiet area and an activity area
To reserve, call the box office at (888) 455-4212.

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Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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At a Glance

Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
50 minutes with no intermissions
Special Notes:
  • Photos & autographs after each performance
  • Kids under the age of 4 are only admitted at the "relaxed performance" on October 13 at 11am.
  • Everyone who watches the show must purchase a ticket (no babes in arms).
  • Relaxed Performance on Sat, October 13 at 11am
  • 30% off for groups of 10 or more.