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Nazareth College Arts Center to present live musical performance of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas Saturday, December 10

Published November 11, 2016

The Nazareth College Arts Center is pleased to present Vital Theatre Company’s production of Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas on Saturday, December 10, 2016, at 11 a.m. (sensory friendly performance for children with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensory needs) and 2 p.m. in the Callahan Theater. The 60-minute performance (no intermission) is suggested for children ages 2+ and their families.

This 2016 North American tour is expected to be the production’s last.

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What could be fancier than Christmas? Elegantly wrapped presents! Festive decorations! Cookies with sprinkles! And who could forget the tree? After all, there is no such thing as too much tinsel—ooh la la! This year, Nancy is especially excited: after selling some of her gowns and accessories, she finally has enough money to buy a brand-new, sparkly tree topper. But when things don't turn out as she planned, will Nancy’s Christmas still be splendiferous?

Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas is based on the New York Times bestselling picture book by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser, with book by Cara Lustik, lyrics by Matthew Hardy, music by Randy Klein, and directed and choreographed by Sam Viverito. The production was commissioned and originally produced by the award-winning Vital Theatre Company, which is has been dedicated to producing entertaining and educational theatre for young audiences since its founding in 1999.


Single tickets to Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas are $17–$20. For tickets call – or visit – the Box Office: 585-389-2170 or order online:

The Nazareth College Arts Center Box Office is located on campus at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, New York, 14618. Regular box office hours are Monday-Friday, 11am-5pm and 11am until curtain time on performance days.


The Nazareth College Arts Center is a non-profit institution whose series sponsors are The Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation and M&T Bank. The media sponsor for Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas is WXXI.

Since 1967, the NAZARETH COLLEGE ARTS CENTER has served as a venue and educational resource for students, educators, artists, and audiences of all ages to create, study, and experience the visual and performing arts. The Arts Center’s subscription series and K-12 school performance series provide area residents of all ages with opportunities to experience world-class dance, multi-cultural entertainment, family programming, music, theatre, and special events. The Departments of Art, Music , and Theatre and Dance, present exceptional productions, recitals, and exhibitions, which are open to the public, while preparing students for successful careers in arts-related fields.

The Nazareth College Arts Center is the performance home of the Rochester City Ballet and world-renowned Garth Fagan Dance; and home to the Bach Children’s Chorus.

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Mare Millow | Marketing & Publicity Manager | Nazareth College Arts Center | | 585-389-2093

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