Children's Performing Arts Series

Phone: 325-677-1161 or 325-370-6291| email: | Offices in the T&P Depot, 1101 North 1st St., Abilene


Tickets now on sale


"Fancy Nancy, the Musical" tickets

2 p.m., Sunday, April 19, 2015

Tickets are $9


Fancy Nancy


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?

"Fancy Nancy, The Musical" features the irrepressible characters from the well-known Fancy Nancy series of books for young readers written by Jane O’Conner and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. The show has been critically and popularly acclaimed since its opening in New York City in September 2012 and the cast recording won the 2013 Off-Broadway Kids Original Musical CD of the Year. “Fancy Nancy, the Musical” is based on the book “Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet.”




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All shows are performed on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. at the historic Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene (352 Cypress). Group discounts are available. To learn more about group discounts, call Hollye at 677-1161.

For more information or to purchase tickets call 677-1161. You may also come by the Abilene Cultural Affairs office in the T&P Depot, 1101 North 1st Street between 1-5 p.m. Monday – Friday.

If you have any questions or concerns, call Hollye Jaklewicz at 325-370-6291.



CPAS Mission

Since its creation in 1985, the Children’s Performing Arts Series, a program of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, has provided children from the ages of 3-10 the opportunity to see live Children’s Theatre.


This series consists of three performances yearly by some of the best professional children’s theatre companies in the United States. These performances are all presented at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons at the beautifully restored Paramount Theatre in downtown Abilene.


The major goal of the Children’s Performing Arts Series is to assure that each performance reaches children of all backgrounds. The Series was established to enable families of the Big Country to experience quality live entertainment without having to leave the area. Thanks to our sponsors, free tickets are provided to a number of human service agencies to ensure that children from families with limited resources may attend.


We are pleased to report that over 2,500 patrons attended the performances during the last season. Because of the nominal ticket prices ($8.00 per show) and the number of tickets donated, the Series solicits sponsors for performances.


The Series has continued for over twenty-five years in the same location providing entertainment to delighted families whose children may be exposed for the first time to the beauty of the Paramount and the wonder of quality live theatre and song.



Children’s Performing Arts Series   CPAS Board of Directors 2014-2015
  • Jill Keim, CPAS Board President
  • Sheila Warren, CPAS Board Vice President
  • Kathryn Glackmeyer, CPAS Treasurer
  • Naomi Wood, CPAS Secretary


Jaime Adams, Christen Brokaw, Kristen Chicoine, Tabitha Garcia, Sharon Hasenak, Aubrey Jarrett, EJ Jessup, Jennifer Kent, Jennifer Mansker, Terri Marcus, Beverly McCallon, Susan Miller, Johanna Morrow, Dennise Naredo, Melissa Noonan, Nikki Ramolia, Amber Smith, Jamie Snider, Susan Steele, Tamberley Thomas, Marti Wade




2014-15 Season Sponsors

Season Underwriters

  • KRBC / KTAB Television
  • Mall of Abilene



  • Abilene Reporter-News
  • Community Foundation Future Fund of Abilene
  • Cumulus Radio
  • Greathouse Foundation
  • La Voz 93.3 FM
  • T&T Family Foundation Donor Advised Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Townsquare Media
  • Hispanic Life Magazine
  • United Supermarkets
  • Shelton Family Foundation



  • Abilene Pediatric Dental Associates, PLLC
  • Abilene Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Bill & Linda Lackey, Eagle NDT
  • Carl Childers Advised Donor Fund at the Community Foundation of Abilene
  • Chick-fil-A North Abilene
  • Cypress Street Station, Home of the Abilene Brewing Co.
  • Dian Graves Owen Foundation
  • Dodge Jones Foundation
  • H.R. Stasney & Sons, Ltd. and Stasney Well Service
  • Hendrick Health System




  • City of Abilene Animal Services
  • Dr. and Mrs. Jay Capra
  • Condley and Company, L.L.P.
  • First Abilene Federal Credit Union
  • Phil and Jane Guitar
  • Schlotzsky's Deli
  • South Abilene Pediatric, Dr. Hector Garcia and Abilene Regional Medical Center
  • Star Family of Dealerships



  • Adams Pediatrics
  • Albertsons
  • Anthony Raborn Construction
  • Beverly and Russell Guthrie
  • CBS Insurance, L.L.P.
  • Dr. and Mrs. Sandip Mathur
  • Family Vision Associates
  • First Financial Bank
  • Key West Concert/Event
  • Kids Village
  • Marti Wade Photography
  • Nikki's Swirl Shoppe
  • Piano Man Mike Schuler
  • Security Title Company