FANCY NANCY Returns to Vital Theatre Company Tonight
The award-winning Vital Theatre Company just announced FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Susan DiLallo, music and lyrics by Danny Abosch, and Direction/Choreography by Sam Viverito, based on the book series by Jane O'Conner and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, returns to the McGinn/Cazale Theatre tonight, September 14th.
Performances continue Saturdays and Sundays at 11am and 1pm. Tickets prices are $39.50 to $59.50. For tickets and information, please visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call 212.579.0528. The Box Office and Theatre are located at 2162 Broadway at 76th Street in Manhattan's Upper West Side.
The story follows Nancy and her friends Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel, who 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?
The show is geared towards children 2 - 10 years old. Called "a family-friendly production brimming with style and wit" (New York Metro Parents), FANCY NANCY THE MUSICALhas been critically and popularly acclaimed since its opening at Vital Theatre Company in September 2012. The Fancy Nancy Cast Recording won the 2013 Off-Broadway Kids Original Musical CD of the Year.
Susan DiLallo (Book and Lyrics) is a recipient of the covetEd Kleban Award. Her libretto for an original musical comedy, Iron Curtain, earned her a Jonathan Larson Award. The show was further developed during a residency at the Eugene O'Neill Music Theater Conference, and showcased at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was seen in the 2009 NAMT Festival, The Village Theater, and in NYC in November. Her book and lyrics to another original musical comedy,Once Upon a Time in New Jersey, won both a Richard Rodgers Award and The Global Search for New Musicals Competition, Cardiff 2005. It has had several regional and international productions, and opens in August 2012 at the Surflight Theater, NJ (Roy Miller, Producer). Other credits include: revised libretto for the classic Arthur Schwartz/Dorothy Fields/George Abbott musical A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Theatre at St. Clement's, March, 2011 ! (commissioned by Peccadillo Theater Company), Outer Critics Circle nominee, Best Revival of a Musical; book and lyrics for two musicals based on the children's book and PBS series Angelina Ballerina the Musical (commissioned by Vital Theatre Company), currently running in NYC; book and lyrics for the Mattel/Clear Channel production of Barbie Live! In Fairytopia (national tour, 2006); book and lyrics for Pinocchio, a Family Musical about Adoption (winner, Hangar Theater KIDDSTUFF New Play Competition); lyrics for The Soprano State: New Jersey's Culture of Corruption (film), directed by Peter LeDonne. 2010; currently writing book and lyrics for a musicalization of the James Patterson novel, Sundays at Tiffany's. She has a B.S. from New York University (English literature/ Secondary Ed) Member: ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild.