Fancy Nancy, the musical (2015)

Book & Lyrics by Susan DiLallo
Music & Lyrics by Danny Abosch
Directed by Kelly Todd
Executive Producer Robert Berman
Community Partners Chemers Gallery and Whale of a Tale Bookstore

Awards and Recognition

  • Orange County Premiere
  • Based on Best-Selling Books

Reviewer Quotes

“ This musical is phenomenal (that’s a fancy word for really, really great)! ”

NW Kids Magazine

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

Beauty News NYC

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 book “Fancy Nancy”
by Jane O’Connor and Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser


“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

There will be a special "relaxed performance" of Fancy Nancy, The Musical on Friday, June 5 at 7:00pm. This performance will be 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. There may be some small changes to the light and sound effects for the show. Online sales are not available for this performance. To reserve, call the box office at (714) 777-3033.
Delight your little ones at a fancy event...


... PLUS special guest Robin Preiss Glasser on June 6 & 7

Immediately following performances on... May 31 @ 11am June 6 @ 11am, 2pm, and 5pm June 7 @ 11am, 2pm and 5pm
Join us for a private Tea Party Reception in our Fancy Nancy-decorated studio with Nancy, Bree, and others including Fancy Nancy illustrator, Robin Preiss Glasser (on June 6 & 7). Take photos, get autographs, play party games and win prizes! Ticket includes a reserved seat to the performance, and lavish spread (which is fancy for tea sandwiches, scones, and divine desserts!). Choice of pink lemonade, strawberry milk and fruity OJ (and for our adult guests... enjoy champagne or mimosas!). Original artwork and giclee prints from the books will be on sale with all proceeds going to Chance Theater.
Ticket price:
$50 for Adults
$40 for children
Already have your ticket? You can upgrade to include the tea for an additional $25 adult or $20 for kids. To upgrade your ticket please call the box office at (714) 777-3033
(Please note that we will not be able to accommodate anyone with extreme food-born allergies as there will be dairy, nuts and items containing wheat served.)

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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

Approximate Running Time:
50 minutes with no intermissions
Special Notes:
  • There will be a special "relaxed performance" on Fri, June 5 at 7pm
  • For ages 4+.
  • Everyone who watches the show must purchase a ticket (no babes in arms).
  • Kids under the age of 4 will not be admitted, except for the "relaxed performance" on June 5.