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Theatre for Young Audiences in Montreal: Fancy Nancy The Musical!

Posted by: on Feb 24, 2017 | No Comments

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Montreal parents- I am SO excited! The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic society is presenting Fancy Nancy The Musical at the Segal Centre for the Performing Arts, starting this Sunday, February 26th and running through March 5th.

This show is based on the incredibly sweet and special Fancy Nancy book series by Jane O’Connor (illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser) and the story follows Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda and Lionel as they prepare to perform in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances”. Nancy is positive (that’s a fancy word for “100 percent sure”) that she and Bree will be cast as mermaids. However, when another girl wins the coveted role, Nancy has to play a dull tree. Can Nancy bring a fancy flair to her role, even though it’s not what she wanted?

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society has 2 Montreal English Theatre Awards (METAs) under its belt in the last 2 theatre seasons, under director Anisa Cameron. Anisa is a very talented, inspiring and overall wonderful director (call me biased as someone who has performed multiple times under her direction, but come see for yourself!)! “I am ecstatic to be bringing Nancy and her world to life at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts with the help of this incredible cast and creative team. It is going to be a vibrant (that’s fancy for “colourful and lively”) production with all the characters they know and love coming to life right before their eyes,” says Cameron.

We first heard about plans for this production last spring during the launch of the 2016-2017 Segal season and made the mistake of telling my daughter about it at the time. We’ve been asked about it on a daily basis. We are thrilled that we can finally reply with “this weekend” when she asks when “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid” is. We are a theatre family, and I am pleased that a place that is near and dear to my heart– The Segal — is collaborating with my CSLDS Family to bring theatre that we can share with our children to our community.

We saw a little preview with the cast at last weekend’s Côte Saint-Luc Winter Carnival, and we were even more excited for this show than before. My daughter was pleased as punch when she got to meet Fancy Nancy and all of her friends in real life and see them sing and dance! This is an incredibly talented cast who truly bring these special characters to life for the kids.

Fancy Nancy Live

Naomi Krajden as Fancy Nancy and Aisha Jarvis as her best friend, Bree

Fancy Nancy‘s run time is only about an hour, so it is absolutely perfect for kids 3-9 years old.  We’ll be seeing the show on Sunday. Be sure to grab your tickets now because several of the shows are already nearly sold out!


We hope you’re as enthusiastic (that’s fancy for “excited”) as we are and enjoy the show!



Price $30 – $25 for children under 12

Sunday, February 26 – 1:00 p.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 27 – 10 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 28 – 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, March 1 – 10:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 2 – 10:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 5 – 10:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.



About the Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society

The Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society is a community theatre initiative that began in the summer of 2011 in partnership with the City of Côte Saint-Luc. The goal is to bring together actors, writers, musicians and other artistically minded community members to produce theatrical works in an inclusive environment where emphasis is placed on team work and camaraderie, not celebrity.


About the Segal Centre for Performing Arts

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to nurturing, producing and presenting world-class English-language theatre and to showcasing the best professional artists from Montreal and beyond. A part of the community since 1967, the Centre was reborn in 2007 as the Segal and has expanded to become a nationally recognized venue for the performing arts with a focus on creation, innovation, diversity and cross-cultural collaborations. Driven by a belief in the power of the arts to strengthen and connect communities, the Segal’s programming emphasizes original interpretations of popular classic and contemporary works, new Canadian musicals and engaging productions with universal appeal.


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