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The Show Must Go On is the 12th episode in the first season of the CBS television series The Nanny which was aired on January 26, 1994.


Mr. Sheffield volunteers Fran to direct Gracie's school play but after seeing what she is doing he bumps her to producer and takes over. After overproducing the play, Maxwell can't handle Gracie's stage fright and Fran's the one who has to come for the rescue.



Recurring Cast[]

Guest Cast[]

  • Steve Posner as Father #1
  • Maree Cheatham as Emma Trusdale
  • Marianne Muellerleile as Andrea's Mother
  • Tina Hart as Andrea
  • Susan Goodman as Bernard's Mother
  • Kellen Hathaway as Bernard



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