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"Fancy Nancy: The Musical" Has Pink Carpet Premiere at the Vital Theatre

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The world premiere of Fancy Nancy: The Musical took place on Saturday, September 29, and Momtrends NYC was there to walk the pink carpet!

Based on the beloved Fancy Nancy books written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, the show loosely follows the story in Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet, in which Nancy and her best friend Bree look forward to being mermaids in their dance recital, only to find the part (gasp!) goes to another girl in the class. A few surprises ensue, and Nancy must not ony embrace the seemingly un-fancy part she is given - a tree - but also watching Bree's be given the part of the mermaid in a last minute cast change.

I attended Fancy Nancy: The Musical with my kids - two daughters ages 7 and 9, and my son age 3. They all loved the show, which is recommended for ages 2 to 10, but my nine-year-old daughter was definitely at the top of the age range. I will be honest that I didn't even realize I was brigning a boyto seeFancy Nancy, and I'm happy to say he was entralled by the show. The story line is compelling and there are plenty of jokes and songs to make it a show with great appeal for both boys and girls.

After the play, the kids in the audience we're invited up on stage to join the cast. You can see my son, bottom right below, up on stage and excitedly going over to meet one of the actresses.

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Fancy Nancy: The Musicalhas a run-time of about an hour, and is playing from September 29 to November 12, with showtimes at 11am and 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. School holiday performances on October 8 & 17, November 6 & 12.

For reservations, visit www.vitaltheatre.org, call (212) 579-0528, or visit the McGinn/Cazale box office. Tickets are $29.50-$49.50.

Vital Theatre Company is located at 2162 Broadway on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Fancy Nancy: The Musical is the latest offering from the Vital Theatre, which has been producing amazing children's shows since 1999. Fancy Nancy: The Musical kicks-off the 2012-13 season, which also includes Angelina Ballerina: The Very Merry Holiday Musical, Show Wayand A (Tooth) Fairy Tale. The Vital Theatre also has touring performances of several of their productions.

Momtrends was given tickets to the show and some great Fancy Nancy swag. All opinions are our own.

Anna Sandler is a freelance writer, blogger and social media marketer living in New Jersey with her husband and fancy kids.

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