Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books, a musical revue based on popular children's literature, will be performed as a fundraiser to benefit the Greenwich Library on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m., in the Cole Auditorium.
Six delightful stories come to life in Theatreworks USA's musical revue Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books. Performed by a five-member cast who portray dozens of characters throughout the show, the stories represent various issues, themes and ideas relevant to a broad and diverse audience of children. Books featured in the show include Fancy Nancy, Babymouse: The Musical, Duck For President, I Have To Go!, Leonardo The Terrible Monster and Pirates Don't Change Diapers.
Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books was directed by Kevin Del Aguila (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake), with choreography by Connor Gallagher. Scenery was designed by Paul Weimer (Henry & Mudge), and costumes were created by Tracy Christensen (Seussical).
After a brief New York City-area tour in spring 2010, Fancy Nancy launched its national tour in fall 2010. The five actors and stage manager in Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books rehearsed for two weeks in New York City with the director and choreographer.
This 60-minute musical is recommended for children ages 4 and up. Tickets for the show are $50 for premium seats and $25 for general seating, with proceeds benefiting the Greenwich Library.
Private funding allows the library to provide the numerous programs and services that are offered free of charge to the public. If you are unable to attend the show, but would still like to make a donation, you can do so securely online at: greenwichlibrary.org
For more information, please contact Sarah Falvo at 203-622-7989 or send email
Fancy Nancy: Nancy just doesn't understand why she's the only one who appreciated the value of frilly accessories and a prodigious vocabulary. It's time to teach her family how to be fancy! (Adapted by Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Finding Nemo: The Musical) & Bert Draesel. Adapted from Fancy Nancy,Copyright © 2005 by Jane O'Connor. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.)
Babymouse, The Musical: Curtain up, light the lights! Will the irresistible, irrepressible Babymouse win the lead in the school musical or will Felicia Furrypaws steal the show? (Adapted by Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich (Junie B. Jones, Dear Edwina). Based on the book by Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm.)
Duck For President: The winds of change are blowing, and a politically ambitious Duck is leading the revolution! But can bring a new bill to Capitol Hill? (Adapted by Sukari Jones & Oran Elder. Based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Used with permission of Pippin Properties, Inc.)
I Have To Go!: Andrew insists that he doesn't need to use the restroom, but once he's zipped, snapped, buttoned, and buckled in the backseat, he hears the call of nature. (Adapted by Kevin Del Aguila & Brad Alexander (Click, Clack, Moo). Based on I Have to Go! by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko, and published by Annick Press Ltd., © 1987.)
Leonardo, The Terrible Monster: Though he isn't big and he can't seem to frighten anyone, Leonardo just knows he can scare the tuna salad out of the biggest scaredy-cat in school! But maybe it's better to be a wonderful friend rather than a terrible monster. (Adapted by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (Edges). Adapted from Leonardo, the Terrible Monster. Copyright © 2005 by Mo Willems. Published by Hyperion Books for Children. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the author.)
Pirates Don't Change Diapers: When Jeremy Jacob's old seafaring mateys show up to claim a buried treasure, they wake up his little sister, and the whole piratical crew must go on babysitting patrol - or walk the plank! (Adapted by Kellen Blair & Joe Kinosian. Based on the book Pirates Don't Change Diapers, written by Melinda Long, illustrated by David Shannon. Used with the permission of the author.)