Based on the best-selling book
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas is based on the New York Times Best-selling picture book by Jane O’ Connor with illustrations by Robin Preiss Glasser. The book for the musical has been written by Cara Lustik. The story follows Fancy Nancy as she prepares for Christmas. She has bought a sparkly tree-topper with her own money and is excited about celebrating Christmas but things don’t turn out the way that she expected. In the hour-long musical, Nancy learns a new lesson when she discovers that all the fancy things in the world cannot compare with the joy and love a family brings. Despite all the presents, decorations, parties and other holiday things, family and especially her sister Jojo turn out to be more important than anything that could be bought.
The talented creative unit
The book for the musical has been written by Cara Lustik who has over fifteen years of experience in the entertainment, licensing and branding industries. Her name is associated with some famous pre-school properties including HIT Entertainment’s project Thomas the Tank Engine. She has also worked with Warner Bros/DC Comics on super hero projects like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman.
Award-winning lyricist Matthew Hardy is responsible for the lyrics on Fancy Nancy, the musical. He has worked for the popular children’s musical Ever Happily After, besides contributing his talents on other comedy musicals like The Rubberers and Flambé Dreams, Bling! Also part of the creative team is acclaimed composer and pianist Randy Klein credited with the music, orchestrations and vocal arrangements on Splendiferous Christmas. Previous credits for the Emmy Award winner include Flambé Dreams, Ever Happily After, Move, and many more.
Director for the musical, Sam Viverito, has extensive directing and choreographing experience in the field. New York audiences have seen his work in Angelina Ballerina, Bag Fulla Money, Cut the Ribbons and Fancy Nancy, to name a few. With such an acclaimed and talented creative team at its back, the musical promises to be a big hit.
Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas will soon hit stages nationwide on its upcoming tour. The musical begins its run on November 17 at Reynolds Performance Hall, University of Arkansas with stops at famous venues, including City Theater-Olympia Entertainment, Blackrock Center for the Arts and Westport Country Playhouse, among others. The tour ends on December 20 in Westport so it’s the perfect time to celebrate the holiday season with your little ones by getting Fancy Nancy tickets, and make their vacations memorable.