Live Performances

Ovations Offstage, School-Time Performances

School-Time Performance

Ugly Duckling

Suggested for grades PK - 5


April 7, 2023 • 10:00 AM

Merrill Auditorium


Tickets

"'Ugly Duckling' is a wonderful piece of children’s theatre, slickly executed and lovingly performed. It will keep little ones enthralled from its energetic opening to its cheeky cliff-hanger conclusion."

ARTS YORK
Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen! In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling! Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our hero goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. As the seasons change the woodland trees from dark weathered branches to silver sticks of frost, the lost and lonely fledgling meets a menagerie of mischievous animals…. But where does he really belong? Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known tale comes to life with a menagerie of mischievous animals, inventive physicality, and live music and songs that quack and trill. This charming production plays with the importance of identity, self-worth and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.

SHOW TIMES

FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2023 at 10AM

MERRILL AUDITORIUM, PORTLAND

SCHOOL-TIME HEALTH & SAFETY PROTOCOLS

BOX OFFICE

$8.50 / TICKET

This performance is a part of Ovation’s Cultivating Curiosity program and all attending students will receive a copy of The Ugly Duckling.

RUN TIME

60 minutes

ACCESSIBILITY

ASL Interpretation provided upon request, Wheelchair Accessible seating available at venue.

WORKSHOPS

Post-Performance Workshops available. Please email offstage@portlandovations.org for more information.