Fancy Nancy The Musical


  • Director Amy Griffin
  • Stage Manager Makenzie Mettler

    Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, “Deep Sea Dances.” Nancy is positive, that’s fancy for 100 percent sure, that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn’t the one she wanted? Based on the popular children’s book series by Jane O’Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.




    Meagan Lynn Schmidt (Rhonda) is a Pennsylvania native, having been born and raised in Allentown, she made the move to Lancaster this past fall. Megan is a full time staff member with Popovsky Performing Arts Studio where she teaches private voice Lessons and Musical Theatre classes. Megan is a 2020 Graduate of Ithaca College where she earned her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. From 2021-2022 Megan toured globally with The Missoula Children's Theatre. Working as a Tour Actor/Director, she performed in The Snow Queen, Alice in Wonderland and Johnny Appleseed. Some of Megan's most notable credits include Sunny, Westerwynne (Silver Glass Theatre Productions), Evelyn Nesbit, Ragtime (NCC Summer Theatre), Sister Mary Patrick, Sister Act (Ithaca College).

    Fancy Nancy

    Liz Kershenbaum (Fancy Nancy) is so excited to bring you this fabulously fancy production! Recently transferred from Maine, some favorite credits include: Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland, The Whos Tommy, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Maine State Music Theatre) Olive, Spelling Bee (City Theater) Esmeralda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame; Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd (Lyric Music Theater). Liz holds a B.M. in Musical Theatre from The University of Southern Maine. Big thanks to Vital Theatre Company, love to Cam and cats Daisy and Dorie!


    Korri Slamans (Bree) is currently a senior musical theater major at Lancaster Bible College (LBC). Since going to LBC she has performed in their productions of Ruth, Singing in the Rain, Radium Girls, Theory of Relativity, Street Scene, and has had the pleasure in performing with many other bands and ensembles. Korri is very excited to perform for the first time with Vital Theatre Company. She most recently performed in Ephrata Performing Arts Centers production of The Color Purple, The Good Players production of Into The Woods, and Servant Stages production of Newsies. She has also performed with Piercing Word in Parables of Jesus. In her spare time, Korri has modeled for Los Angeles based brand Tboy Chiq, and the North Carolina based brand, Opportunities Co. To God be the Glory. 2 Timothy 1:17


    Carly Lafferty (Wanda) is thrilled to be performing in Fancy Nancy! She loves musical theater but TYA shows have a special place in her heart. Most recently she was seen Nancy in Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas at Vital Theatre, also as Gingy/Wicked Witch in Shrek at Fulton Theatre, Piggie in Elephant and Piggie and The Rainbow Fish in The Rainbow Fish musical both at Keystone Theatrics. Thanks to Randall, Amy and the cast and crew of Fancy Nancy as well as her Mom, Dad, friends, family and Nik for their constant love and support. Always be kind and enjoy the show!


    Brayden Norgaard (Lionel) is thrilled to be doing his first show with Vital Theatre and is so excited to be performing in such a fun show! A Lancaster native, Brady has been seen for the past ten years on various stages, most recently in productions at American Music Theatre, Servant Stage Company, and The Fulton Theatre. A high school senior, Brady loves dancing, flying airplanes, and playing computer games with his friends!


    Maria Albani (Mother) is so thrilled to be a part of the Pinkalicious and Fancy Nancy cast! She recently worked with Allenberry Playhouse as Gurt in Harry Connick Jr.'s The Happy Elf. A few of her favorite roles include:Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street, Taddy Jo in The Best Little Whore House in Texas, Mrs. Baskin in Big the Musical, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Irene Molloy in Hello Dolly!, and Potiphars Wife in Joseph. Maria spent 4 years performing at Sight and Sound Theatres where she played the piano and the flute for the show Pslams of David and portrayed the beautiful role of Sarah in the show Abraham and Sarah.Maria has also sung the National Anthem for numerous professional sporting events. She came in second place for a Nationwide Star Spangled Banner contest for former President Barack Obama. In her free time Maria loves to spend time with her family and kids. She is so thankful for all of their love and support.Jeremiah 29:11


    Amy Griffin (Director) Directing credits include: Aida, Tuck Everlasting, I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change, and the critically acclaimed production of Fun Home at White Plains PAC The 39 Steps, Shout!, The Taffetas (Depot Theatre) Blues Clues Live (Nickelodeon) Lonely Hearts Club (Triad, NYC) Oregon, Closet Space, Occupied (Music Theatre of Connecticut). Associate director: Annie (Engeman), The Producers (Argyle), Les Miserables (Antrim). Acting credits: How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (Broadway) Off-Broadway: The English Bride, Forbidden Broadway, Mr. President, Infertility, Newsical, Once Upon A Mattress (w/Jackie Hoffman) First National Tours: Seussical The Musical and Grinch. Love forever to Scott and Nick!

    Makenzie Mettler (Stage Manager) Makenzie Mettler, from New Cumberland PA, is a recent graduate of Albright College where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Arts Administration. Makenzie is also an alumni of the National Theater Institute at the Eugene ONeill Center from their Advanced Directing Program. Her recent stage management credits include: Go Dog Go (Mount Gretna Theatre), Pinkalicious! The Musical! (Mount Gretna Theatre) and Illumination (ASM - Prima Theater)Thanks to everyone at Vital Theatre!


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