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'Fancy Nancy: The Musical' plays this weekend

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Madison Wray plays Nancy in Oregon Children's Theatre's West Coast premier of 'Fancy Nancy: The Musical.'Don your most glamorous attire, pour a spot of tea and join Oregon Children’s Theatre for the most elegant musical of the year: the West Coast premier of “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.

“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. Performances are at 2 and 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday in the Newmark Theatre, 1111 S.W. Broadway in Portland. Audience members are invited to attend in their most elegant attire.

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 design; Kristeen Crosser, lighting designer; Sara Mishler Martins, choreographer; Em Gustason, sound designer; and Kaye Blankenship, props master.

Tickets are $18 to $30 for adults and $15 to $26 for children. Group rates are available. Purchase tickets online at octc.org or call the box office at 503-228-9571.

“Fancy Nancy” is recommended for those ages 4 and older.



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