North Central College welcomes Theatreworks USA March 10 for two family-friendly performances of “Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books.”
Two matinee performances will be presented at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in North Central’s Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Tickets are $10/adults and $5/children under 12; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix. For an additional $2 per ticket, patrons may add an ice cream reception taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the day of the performance.
Theatreworks USA’s musical revue “Fancy Nancy & Other Story Books” brings to life the story of Nancy, who just doesn’t understand why she’s the only one who appreciates the value of frilly accessories and a prodigious vocabulary. She decides it’s time to teach her family how to be fancy.
Performed by a five-member cast who portray dozens of characters throughout the show, the stories represent various issues, themes and ideas relevant to a broad and diverse audience of children. Other books included in the revue include “Duck for President,” “Babymouse: The Musical,” “I Have to Go!” “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster” and “Pirates Don’t Change Diapers.”
This 60-minute musical is recommended for children in grades kindergarten through fourth. A study guide for teachers is available on the Theatreworks USA website and includes topics to talk about before and after the show.
New York City-based Theatreworks USA has a distinguished history of actors, writers, directors and designers, including four-time Tony-winning director Jerry Zaks; writers Marta Kauffman and David Crane of TV’s “Friends”; and Tony-winning actors John Lloyd Young, Roger Bart, Chuck Cooper and John Glover. Performers F. Murray Abraham, Henry Winkler and Judy Kuhn also got their start with Theatreworks USA.
USG Corporation and Navistar, Inc. are underwriting sponsors of North Central College’s 2011-2012 Sesquicentennial Fine & Performing Arts Season. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This performance is one of many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).