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Westport Country Playhouse Presents 'Fancy Nancy' Holiday Show

The Westport Country Playhouse will perform “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,” three times Dec. 20.
The Westport Country Playhouse will perform “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,” three times Dec. 20. Photo Credit: Vital Theatre Company

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series will present “Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas,” at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20.

The musical is based on the best-selling book series by author and illustrator team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser.

In the show, Nancy is excited about decorating the Christmas tree, especially because she bought a sparkly tree-topper with her own money. When things don't turn out the way Nancy planned, will Christmas still be splendiferous? Nancy proves once again that a little fancying up can go a long, festive way.

The show is recommended for ages 2-7. All performances are approximately one hour in length, and tickets are $20.

Upcoming Family Festivities presentations are:

  • “Chicken Dance,” at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 is a new musical, based on the award-winning book by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Dan Santat, produced by ArtsPower.
  • “Charlotte’s Web,” at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28 is a musical based on E.B. White's loving story of the friendship between a pig named Wilbur and a little gray spider named Charlotte, produced by TheatreWorksUSA.
  • “Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey,” at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, March 20 is a cosmic adventure with music about Marvin, the mouse, produced by Lightwire Theater.
  • “Are You My Mother?” at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, April 10 is a musical based on P. D. Eastman’s whimsical and well-loved picture book, produced by ArtsPower.

In conjunction with the series, the playhouse will collect books for Read to Grow Inc., a statewide nonprofit that helps parents take an active role in their children's literacy development by providing free children's books to families in need. At each performance, bins will be located in the lobby for donations of gently used and new children’s books, which will be given to families and programs in the greater Fairfield County area.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at (203) 227-4177 or toll-free at 1-888-927-7529, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, off Route 1, Westport. Tickets also are available online .

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