My littles ADORE the Fancy Nancy book collection. We got hooked when we bought a series at Costco last year, and now we have a beautiful medley of her glamorous stories. So when I discovered the Evergreen City Ballet was putting on a Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet performance, I knew we had to attend!
Here’s a synopsis of the story presented:
Nancy has her heart set on being the star. But when another ballerina wins the coveted part of the mermaid, Nancy is determined to make the most of her own role as a weeping willow—with lots of glamour, of course! Her dazzling costume and primo port de bras promise to make Nancy the most sensational willow tree ever to grace the stage. But if Nancy steals the show, will it be the best ballet it can be?
If you are a local Fancy Nancy fan, I highly recommend attending the performance!
The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center (Bellevue, WA)
Friday, March 11 – 7:30pm and/or The Opening Night Celebration (details below!)
Saturday, March 12 – 10:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm
Sunday, March 13 – 10:30am, 1:30pm, 5:30pm
I will be attending the Opening Night Celebration on March 11th and I would LOVE for you to join me…keep reading for a ticket giveaway ;)
Here’s the fun that will be had:
On Friday, March 11th at 5pm (before the performance), Neiman Marcus in Bellevue (WA) is hosting a soiree in support of the Evergreen City Ballet. The Opening Night Celebration includes food, drinks, a silent auction, raise the paddle, raffles and more!
P.S. There will be a Springfree Trampoline raffle! The winner receives a 10ft round Springfree Trampoline plus $200 towards $300 set up. Tickets are $50 and only 80 will be sold!
And for the littles – ECB and Adventure Kids Playcare will be offering a Backstage Bash for children whose parents are attending the Neiman Marcus event! Kids will eat dinner, dance with Fancy Nancy & have story time with Robin Preiss Glasser (Fancy Nancy Illustrator!). Kids (ages 3+) can be dropped off at The Theatre of Meydenbauer Center as early as 4:30pm.
After the party, we’ll walk over to the theatre and watch the performance with our littles!
Run time for Fancy Nancy and The Mermaid Ballet is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes including an intermission.
After the performance, some of the dancers come out into the lobby in costume. This is a perfect photo opportunity for little ones to pose with a real ballerina! So bring your cameras! There is no photography or videography during the show.
All proceeds benefit ECB’s outreach programs like Dance ALIVE! which you can read about here . We are also raising funds for a brand new program called Dance Beyond Boundaries. This program is being created for children with Autism and Down Syndrome to come to ECB and have a dance class with peers and specialized instruction. It is in its very beginning stages but we plan on starting the classes in September 2016 and Fancy Nancy illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser will speak more about it at the event. Funds raised also benefit our financial aid fund which supports dance students in need. – Evergreencityballet.org
Performance tickets – $16-73 CLICK HERE to purchase!
Opening Night Celebration Party at Neiman Marcus (March 11th @ 5pm) – Adult Tickets: $75 WITH 7:30 performance, $60 WITHOUT performance. Child ticket (ages 3+): $20, includes 7:30 performance of Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
Meydenbauer Center Parking is available for approx. cost of $10. Or you can park next door at The Bravern Shopping Center. You can get your parking pass validated at any shop or restaurant at The Bravern for up to six hours – no purchase required!
And now what you’ve been waiting for…the Ticket Giveaway!
Enter via the Rafflecopter below to WIN 2 tickets to the 7:30pm Performance on Friday, March 11th! A random winner will be chosen on Wednesday March 9th! (fyi this event will sell out, so I recommend grabbing tickets now and if you win – bring friends!)
See you there!
Disclosure: Evergreen City Ballet graciously provided me with complimentary tickets to the event. The opinions expressed here represent my own, which I take great pride in providing pure honesty…because I’m OBSESSED with sharing the Good!