Photo Flash: First Look at Oregon Children's Theatre's FANCY NANCY
Don your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea, and join us for the most elegant musical of the year-Fancy Nancy! Nancy and her pals Wanda, Rhonda, Bree, and Lionel are super-excited to be dancing in a school recital. Nancy is sure she will be cast as a shimmering mermaid, but ends up as an ordinary tree instead. When Bree lands the coveted role, Nancy realizes that being fancy comes in many forms-all it takes is a dash of imagination, camaraderie, and a little joie de vivre. Scroll down for a first look at Oregon Children's Theatre's FANCY NANCY!
Fancy Nancy was originally produced at New York's Vital Theater, the same company that originally brought the wildly popular Pinkalicious to the stage. It is based on the bestselling children's book series by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. This magnifique musical-that's fancy for great show-begins performances on May 10, 2014. Audience members are invited to attend in their most elegant attire-that's fancy for stylish.
"I love Nancy," says director, Stan Foote. "She just aspires to be a better person. And when she comes up against obstacles, she recovers and glories in the greater good!"
Some of the show's big ideas include: Adding a little extra color, music, vocabulary or fancy flair is a great way to make your day special. Being fancy isn't just for girls. Even when we try our hardest, we can't always get what we want. It's okay to feel jealous sometimes.
Based on the book by Jane O'Connor. Book and lyrics bySusan DiLallo. Music and lyrics by Danny Abosch. Original orchestrations by Danny Abosch.
The cast features Madison Wray as Nancy, Haley Ward as Bree, Annie Barker as Rhonda, Hannah Wilson as Wanda, Brendan Long as Lionel, and Dani Baldwin as Nancy's mom.
The creative team includes: Stan Foote (Director), Darcy White (Musical Director), Daniel Meeker (Scenic Designer), Mikaela Gladstone-Saucedo (Costume Designer), Kristeen Crosser (Lighting Designer), Sara Mishler Martins (Choreographer), Em Gustason (Sound Designer), Kaye Blankenship (Props Master).
About Oregon Children's Theatre: Founded in 1988, Oregon Children's Theatre has served over two million children, teachers, and families. OCT is Oregon's largest non-profit professional children's theater company and a resident company of the Portland Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are held weekdays for school audiences and on weekends for family audiences. OCT serves more than 120,000 children of all ages each year. OCT offers numerous school services including study guides, teacher professional development opportunities, in-school workshops, and an extensive outreach program. In partnership with Kaiser Permanente, our Educational Theatre Program provides free touring productions that promote healthy living. OCT's year round Acting Academy offers theater classes for children ages 3-18.
Madison Wray gets fancy
Bree (Haley Ward) and Nancy (Madison Wray) are upset that they didn't get cast as mermaids in the school recital
Nancy (Madison Wray) is consoled by her mom (Dani Baldwin)
Bree (Haley Ward) and Nancy (Madison Wray) perk up over a pot of tea
ree (Haley Ward) and Nancy (Madison Wray) decorate Nancy's room