Fancy Nancy, the Musical

Book and Lyrics by Susan DiLallo
Music by Danny Abosch
Directed by Angeline Mirenda
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

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

SEASON PRODUCERS Bette & Wylie Aitken



“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 during checkout.
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 (May 5-May 13).
  • Save $2 by attending Evenings (May 14-May 28 6pm & 7pm). Limited availability.
  • 40% off for Groups of 10 or more.
Saturday, May 20 at 11:00am
What is it?
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.
Who is it good for?
  • Individuals with an Autism Spectrum Condition
  • Individuals with Learning or Sensory Disorders
  • Children under 4 years of age
  • Infant / babes in arms
To reserve, call the box office at (888) 455-4212.
    1. Excellent production–perfect for kids and adults. The small size of the theater was very conducive to enjoyment for all. The kids really enjoyed the experience in the tea room as well.

      — Anonymous
    2. I loved the intelligence and insightfulness of the programming for youth theatre — it managed to instill important lessons while providing laughter and poignancy for the entire family. The theatre staff were welcoming and professional, and the cast and crew put on a stand-out show for younger audiences and their families.

      — Tyler Seiple
    3. Loved the show. It was bright, fun, funny, and I loved the audience participation — way to get the kids involved (and everyone else)! My youngest daughter (who brought me to the show) is nearly 22 and we shared some great moments during the show, laughter, tears, and simply joy. Also, I loved the sets and costumes — clever and meaningful, delivering the author’s intent beautifully. Also inspiring children to use their imagination, share, play fully, and expand their vocabulary! Thank you.

      — Kim Medlin
    4. This was our second year attending “Fancy Nancy.” It was even better than the first! My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it for the second time and is looking forward to seeing it again next year. The play room and activities available for the children are fabulous. We always arrive early …and there was plenty to keep my granddaughter busy until the show started… Loved the message that we don’t always get what we want but we need to do our best no matter what the job. It was a total hit!

      — Cheryl Stahl
    5. I was so happy with how friendly the staff was – very helpful since we’d never been here. Everything was set up so perfectly for little girls to enjoy. The play itself was a delight, and the added bonus was meeting the cast afterward. We really enjoyed ourselves.

      — Karen Norman
    6. My son and I both loved the show! We were particular impressed with the set design. Before the show started my son turned to me and said ‘I think the set is going to close up to reveal another set”. I love that it made him think. The performers were energetic and you could tell they were having a great time! Thank you for providing quality theatre for children to come and see!

      — Kathleen Switzer

Venue Bette Aitken theater arts Center

Bette Aitken theater arts Center
5522 E. La Palma Ave.
Anaheim, CA  92807
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Venue Amenities
  • Full-Service Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Conveniently Located

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At a Glance

Upcoming Performances
Approximate Running Time:
50 minutes with no intermissions
Special Notes:
  • @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center
  • On the Cripe Stage
  • Photos & autographs after each performance.
  • Kids under the age of 4 are only admitted at the "relaxed performance" on May 20 at 11am.
  • Everyone who watches the show must purchase a ticket (no babes in arms).
  • Relaxed Performance on Sat, May 20 at 11am