Fancy Nancy LIVE in Akron

Updated: 2-28-10 Winner Announce. Congratulations, Connie. You are the winner and have 36 hours to respond. If no response, another entry will be selected.

Meet the ever-so-glamorous Fancy Nancy, her best pal Bree, and all of your favorites in this lighthearted original performance that is appropriate for all ages at Fancy Nancy LIVE!

The Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet will bring the beloved children’s book character Fancy Nancy to life this spring at the historic Akron Civic Theatre.  Fancy folks both young and old alike will delight in this charming ballet, adapted for the stage by renowned New York choreographer Francis Patrelle.  Based on the popular series by author Jane O’Connor, with illustrations by Robin Gallser, Fancy Nancy carries a positive message for children that being true to yourself and expressing your unique personality is always in fashion!

Captivating costumes, sensational sets, and a lively original score by composer Patrick Soluri are sure to make Fancy Nancy a family favorite.

Fancy Nancy in Akron Show Times

Saturday, March 13th at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Sunday March 14th at 2:30 p.m.

A fun-filled reception for children will be held 30 minutes prior to each performance.  Come dressed like Fancy Nancy and meet composer Patrick Soluri, hear a special reading of a beloved Fancy Nancy tale, and receive a free gift!

Carnival of the Animals Performance at Fancy Nancy LIVE

The Fancy Nancy performance will also include the reprise of James Sewell’s Carnival of the Animals, a colorful ballet based on the world famous music by Camille Saint-Saens.  Carnival of the Animals is a series of charming animal kingdom vignettes that are sometimes serious, oftentimes humorous, and always enchanting.

Buy Tickets to Fancy Nancy in Akron

Tickets may be purchased by calling the Akron Civic Theatre box office at 330-253-2488 or online at  Ticket prices are $10 for general seating and $25 for preferred seating.

Raffle of Original Rendering of Fancy Nancy

There will be a raffle drawing of an original rendering of Fancy Nancy, professionally framed and matted.  The rendering was done by our commercial artist Ann Gosser, a long time friend of the ballet company.

About The Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet

The Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet is a pre-professional ballet company for talented local dancers ages 8-18.  The CVYB is the only area dance company that performs original works for children, by children.  The CVYB has received world-wide acclaim, performing at the First International Children’s Festival Tour in Taiwan, the International Youth Festival in Vevey, Switzerland, and the Peter Jay Sharp Theater in New York City.

WIN a Family 4 Pack of Tickets to See Fancy Nancy in Akron from AkronOhioMoms (Closed)

Updated: 2-28-10 Winner Announce. Congratulations, Connie. You are the winner and have 36 hours to respond. If no response, another entry will be selected.

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Contest ends 11:59pm on Saturday, February 27th. Winner will be randomly selected using and posted here. Winner will have three days to respond with a valid mailing address or a new winner will be notified.  Good luck Darling in winning Fancy Nancy!

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57 thoughts on “Fancy Nancy LIVE in Akron

  1. Janice Jokkel says:

    This is truly the first author my daughter enjoys to read. She has struggled for the past 2 years with reading and has really been discouraged. Her reward to finishing a book is to add to her collection another Fancy Nancy. When I mentioned that Fancy Nancy was coming to the theater – you can only imagine her excitement! These tickets would really boost her confidence in the single most important subject – Reading! Thanks for the time you put into making these promotions available.

  2. Alli Corley says:

    I would love to take my sister, who is 8 to see Fancy Nancy! Fancy Nancy was one of the first characters who she fell in love with and loved to read! Fancy Nancy inspired her to read and began to grow her love for books! It would be a great way to solidify that in her mind!

  3. melissa zenner says:

    I would love to take my 5yr. old to see Fancy Nancy! she loves ballets (Nutcracker being her Favorite) And takes ballet lessons, it is truly her love ever since she was two. I am a Mother with M.S. so getting out to do things with her is sometimes very difficult in the winter, this is indoors and perfect.Thank you for all the wonderful things you provide for Moms!!!!!

  4. Sarah Hahn says:

    I would LOVE to take my girls to see Fancy Nancy. My three year old twins and two year old daughter absolutely adore (that’s even fancier than ‘like’) Fancy Nancy. We regularly check those books out of the library, and they have memorized nearly every word of the original book. It’s so great to hear words like “Oooh la la!” and “gorgeous” come out in their everyday conversations. Not all of my girls are quite as posh as Nancy, but even my tomboys love to be read the Fancy Nancy books. We would put complimentary tickets to very good use!

    Thank you,


  5. Teresa Zienka says:

    I would bring my daughter Alexis. Alexis is turning nine on March 15. This would be a great birthday present for her as well as an opportunity to meet/see a character she has read about. Alexis has read every book about Fancy Nancy. She started having a little trouble with reading until I introduced her to “Nancy.” She was able to go along with the stories and eager to read more because of the humor. We would sit and talk about the book. I think that Alexis was able to attribute some of things to herself and her daily life of what to do and what not do that she just kept asking for more. This would be a great treat for a young girl to see “her friend.”

  6. Jeanne says:

    My six year old daughter would absolutely love to see Fancy Nancy!! She really enjoys reading the books. As a mom, I love that the series teaches vocabulary to little ones in a fun and exciting way. I like reading the books right along with her. I know she would appreciate the chance to see one of her favorite literary characters in real-life! It would be a fun event for her and my husband and me to attend together.

  7. Jeanne says:

    I would take my six year old daughter to see the show. She just loves reading the Fancy Nancy books! As a mom, I love how the series teaches vocabulary to children in a fun and exciting way. I enjoy reading them along with her. I think my daughter would be soo happy to see the show with my husband and me. It would really mean a lot to her and would be a fun thing we could all do together!

  8. Jeanne says:

    I would bring my six year old daughter to the event because she just loves reading the Fancy Nancy books! As a mom, I love how the series teaches vocabulary in a fun and creative way. I enjoy reading them right along side her. The books really are great and I know my daughter and husband and I would have a wonderful time at the show. It would really mean a lot to my little “Nancy”!

  9. Renee Flynn says:

    I would take our 8 year old to Fancy Nancy! She is a Fancy-a-holic! She owns all the Fancy Nancy books, and decorates our living room in Fancy Nancy attire…boas, tiaras, etc. It’s funny to me because she would never dress like Fancy Nancy but has no problem decorating my living room in Fancy Nancy style!

  10. Debra Hudnall says:

    My 7 year old granddaughter, Zoe, enrolled in ballet last year and loves dancing, dressing up and attending theatre events. When I heard Fancy Nancy advertised on the radio this morning I just knew it was something she and I would have to see together.

  11. elizabeth franklin says:

    I would take my four year old daughter to see Fancy Nancy. She has been a fan from the day Fancy Nancy was read in story time at the library. It would be very special for her to see the show, not only because she knows all about being fancy, but also because she loves to dance. What a treat it would be!

  12. Betty N says:

    I would bring my granddaughter…she is a real “girly girl” and such a sweetie to spend time with. This would be delightful!

  13. Sue Krzynowek says:

    Just found the link to you today and I’m so excited becasue my daughter Hailey’s birthday party this Sunday is Fancy Nancy theme and not only does she love her but I do also and would love to win tickets to take my daughter to see her in March. Thank you!!!

  14. Terri Dutiel says:

    My Fancy Nancy, aka my daughter Ava, would love to see her first live performance. Her birthday is next week (she will be 4) so this would be a great surprise since she has just recently become interested in ballet. We just bought her a tutu at a second hand shop and every night she puts on a “show” for us in the living room. She has quite the imagination and as smart as she is she would practice all the moves she would learn at the show. She has not had any dance lessons but is asking for those. She is a special little girl who is very loving to her little brother and is incredibly caring and smart. My husband and I always say she will definitely excel in the arts. I would also bring her friend Natalie, also turning 4 on March 2nd and her mommy, my very good friend Sarah.

  15. Paula Mollica says:

    My daughter will be driving to Akron for Spring Break from Bloomington IN. She has two little girls, ages 10 and 7. The seven year old dresses like Fancy Nancy, reads all the Fancy Nancy Books, even has a Giant Fancy Nancy on her wall! She is definitely a Fancy Nancy Fan and would be thrilled to see this performance.

  16. Elaine Melvin says:

    I would love to bring my niece Zoe (5) and my doughter Faith (7) to the show, along with my sister. Zoe is a big Fancy Nancy fan and loves to dress up. Faith also loves to get fancy and dress up whenever she can. My sister is a wonderful mom who works hard but always has fun too. It would be really special for all of us “girls” to have a fun afternoon out at a great show.

  17. Dorothy Woods says:

    I am not sure if my 2 year old would like the ballet but she does like bright pretty things and we have read Fancy Nancy so I think she would like this.

  18. Tiffany says:

    I would bring my 5 year old along with my sister and niece. I feel it would be a special girls only date and we would learn some wonderfully fancy words. My 5 year old is currently in ballet class so I think she would enjoy this performance.

  19. Maria Cook says:

    My 2 daughters would enjoy some one on one time with me at this event. I have 4 kids so I don’t get a chance to be alone with them often. lol

  20. Michelle King says:

    I would like to take my girls to see the ballet, we have never been to one and this would be perfect since it is for girls and not grown ups.

  21. Jennifer says:

    My daughter would love to goto this. She will be 5 on April 5 so it would be a wonderful birthday present. It would be a nice time out before the new baby comes.

  22. Donna Reisinger says:

    My 4 yr old daughter Brianna would LOVE to see this…She loves to go to stage shows and has a couple of the Fancy Nancy books! We read them all the time. 🙂

  23. Lisa Williams says:

    I would love to take my 5 year old and her cousins to this. We rarely get to do things just her and I and this would be perfect bonding time.

  24. Asli Buldum says:

    I would take my daughter and her friends. She is 4 years old, loves ballet, dressing up, and Fancy Nancy!

  25. Asli Buldum says:

    I would take my daughter and her friends… she is 4 years old, loves ballet, dressing up, and Fancy Nancy!

  26. Carrie Burke says:

    I have never taken my daughters to a ballet but I feel this would be a very educational, yet fun event.

  27. Carolyn Rogers says:

    This may inspire my daughter to take ballet, we have been trying to push her to try something new. She is 9 years old and like Fancy Nancy already.

  28. Fran says:

    This sounds like an entertaining performance! If we don’t win the tickets, we will still go. I’m marking in on our calendar!

  29. Elizabeth says:

    I would bring my 5 year old daughter and her best girl friend and mom. This would be a super special day as it is close to my daughter’s 6th birthday!

  30. Lauren Presutti says:

    I would love to take my 4 year old daughter to see Fancy Nancy- she loves to dance and although has not been able to take dance lessons yet, she tries to dance around the house doing her best impressions. We would also share the other 2 tickets with my cousin and her daughter who is one of my daughters favorite play mates- and being 2 weeks apart in age, the stories they would share after attending this show would be priceless!

  31. Amanda Studio says:

    I would bring my 4 year old daughter and my 8 year old niece, we would have a blast, I’m sure of it! Please pick us! 🙂

  32. Sue Kain says:

    We would love to see this very much, we have all her books and love Fancy Nancy. I didn’t know they had a ballet. My 6 year old loves Fancy Nancy more than any other character.

  33. Sarah James says:

    My baby girl wouldn’t know too much what was going on but my 2 nieces (5 and 8) would really enjoy this. Since my baby came along, we haven’t been able to do much together, I’d take them and my sister and it would be good for all of us.

  34. Candice says:

    My 7 year old daughter loves anything girly, princess, or Fancy! I would bring my mom and mother in law to this event if we won the family 4 pack and it would be memorable girls night out!

  35. Carolyn says:

    My mom always made special memories when I was younger and now that she is gone those are thingfs I hold dear to my heart I want to start making those memories for my daughter to.

  36. Cindy Orley says:

    Kendra, Be sure to take lots of pictures at the Tea Party and post them in the Fancy Nancy Album on the AkronOhioMoms fanpage, that should be really cute! (Get parents permission before posting, of course!)

  37. Kendra McEvoy says:

    My daughter would love, love, LOVE to attend this event! Since discovering Fancy Nancy about a year ago, we have continuously had to reserve Fancy Nancy books from the library. She dresses like Nancy (and often did. She got books about Nancy for Christmas. For her birthday party this coming Friday, we will be having a Fancy Nancy tea party with her friends. She is so excited about it and would love to see this ballet. She is also in her third year of ballet classes and has never seen a live ballet because we thought she wasn’t old enough to sit still. Now that she is turning 6 (unbelievable to me), I think she would love to see a fun, entertaining ballet, especially with her favorite Fancy Nancy there too!

  38. Cara says:

    My 9 yr old Daughter would absolutley LOVE this!!!! She just recently became interested in ballet. It would be a wonderful mother/daughter day experience.

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