Friday, April 10, 2015

Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet- Saturday Snapshots

Are you feeling fancy? Then you'd enjoy "Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet." Recently my daughter-in-law, granddaughter, and I attended the Evergreen City Ballet's performance of this delightful ballet at the Meydenbauer Theater in Bellevue, WA. We had such a great time! 

Fancy Nancy is the main character in a series of books written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. The stories are geared to girls aged four to eight (my granddaughter is almost four years old). I have only read a couple of the books, but I like the way the author introduces unusual words in her text. For example: "My favorite color is fuchsia. That's a fancy way of saying purple." In this story, Nancy and her best friend Bree vie for the coveted role of mermaid in the ballet. When Bree wins the role, Nancy must learn how to handle her disappointment.  

Photos were not allowed during the performance and I was hesitant to take pictures of other children, but I did get a few of my granddaughter to share.

Here's the program from the ballet.
Do you think my granddaughter was excited?
All the attendees dressed in fancy clothes,
from their heads to their toes.
I can dance too, Grandma!
Here's the link to the Fancy Nancy book that inspired this ballet: Amazon
By the way, Disney will be making a Fancy Nancy movie and has a TV series in the works too.

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  1. Your granddaughter looks so excited. Her shoes are gorgeous. I do find it particularly sad that well meaning adults don't feel that they can take photos of children in public. It's an awful statement about the world.

  2. Completely adorable! And those shoes! A girl after my own heart!!! Thanks for sharing these!

  3. She is adorable. I love to see children's excitement.

  4. Adorable photos of your granddaughter! And I love Fancy Nancy, too. Bought a quirky little Fancy Nancy doll that B & N was selling a few years ago, and she perches atop a stack of my books.


  5. That's great! She is adorable and very fancy. I love Fancy Nancy!!

  6. Oh to have a young granddaughter to share with the likes of Fancy Nancy. My granddaughters are all adults now, we have great grandsons, but no Fancy Nancy's there, only Superheros! :) I love the sparkly pink shoes!

    1. Growing up, I had two brothers. My husband and I have one son. So it's great fun for me to have a granddaughter. I finally get to do girly things!

  7. Oh yes, we love Fancy Nancy around here!

  8. Until my daughter-in-law introduced me to Fancy Nancy, I'd never heard of her! Now, however, I'm a big fan.

  9. A nice and wonderful portrait! Beautiful dress!

  10. Aww lovely pink shoes, my daughter would love them :)

  11. So cute! Those little pink shoes rival Dorothy's red ones (:

    1. They do look a lot like Dorothy's ruby slippers, don't they?

  12. DARLING! I love it when children identify with characters in literature. My snapshot Saturday

  13. Gosh that is a cuteness overload. I have not hear of Fancy Nancy. What a special event.

  14. How cool!! I reviewed the very first Fancy Nancy book for Family Fun magazine - my niece LOVED it! Looks like a great show.


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