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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. Book supplies are limited, and groups must register by March 6, 2023 to receive them as a part of your ticket purchase.

Registration closes one week before the performance.

RUN TIME

60 minutes

ACCESSIBILITY

This performance will be ASL interpreted. Wheelchair Accessible seating available at venue.

EDUCATOR GUIDE

Stay tuned, an educator guide for this performance is coming soon. Click here to view and archive of guides from past performances.

Supported By

The Haste Family Fund in Memory of Harriet