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The Ugly Duckling

Date

November 10, 2018

Run Time

60 minutes (no intermission)

Showtimes

Saturday 1 p.m. & 4 p.m.

The 4 p.m. performance will be sign interpreted. Audio description is available upon request. Please let the ticket agent know at least two weeks before the performance if you would like either of these services when you order your tickets at Ticket Center Stage. If you are interested in either of these services for another performance, please contact Ticket Center Stage. Please understand that while we will make every effort to make reasonable accommodations, certain requests may not be able to be honored.

Ticket Info

Tickets $16

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Lights, puppets, action!

Of the five eggs in Mother Duck’s nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, this last hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. He may be the best swimmer of the brood, but this alone is not enough to ensure his acceptance. Knowing only rejection, this Ugly Duckling goes out into the wild alone. Reflecting upon his plight under the glow of a remote willow tree, he sees a wily cat creeping in the direction of Mother Duck’s nest. The Ugly Duckling follows and watches as one lagging duckling is captured and taken back to the cat’s lair. In true heroic fashion, this Ugly Duckling succeeds in vanquishing the cat and rescuing the captured duckling. Celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, all realize that he may have been an ugly duckling, but he has grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.

In an age when television, computers and video games reign supreme, the folks at Lightwire Theater (in conjunction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance) use incredible electroluminescent puppetry to tell the story of THE UGLY DUCKLING. Based on the original Hans Christian Andersen tales, this visually entrancing stage production offers hope to us all as we root for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.

Explore Your Creativity

Hands-On Rolling Workshop

2:15-3:45 p.m. (between performances) for $5 per child, ages 5 and up
Do you know what it’s like to walk a mile in someone else’s webbed feet? Join us as we get to know more about the Ugly Duckling and what makes this character so special. In this workshop, participants will literally walk through the proper “etiquack” techniques needed to be a beautiful bird inside and out. Whether you stay right after the 1 p.m. performance, or come a little early to the 4 p.m. performance, our “rolling” workshops in between performances are only $5 per child, ages 5-10, and parents may participate for free. Workshops are conducted by Victoria Theatre Association teaching artists and are not conducted by the show’s cast or crew. Call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630 or click here to add a workshop to your performance. 

Storytime

You can also join for a free, interactive storytime in the Victoria Theatre’s Kettering Reception Room at 3:15 p.m. Enjoy great events related to the show you’ve come to see!

Sponsors

Title Series

Morris Furniture Co., Inc.

Media

Dayton Parent Magazine
DaytonLocal.com

Hometown Heroes

Projects Unlimited
Xcelsi Group
McGohan Brabender
USAA
Freund, Freeze & Arnold
JJR Solutions, LLC

Official Candy Of The Family Series

Esther Price Candies Corporation

Tickets Center Stage

Ticket Center Stage is the only outlet authorized to sell tickets to events at the Schuster Center, Victoria Theatre, and The Loft Theatre. To learn more about Season Tickets, gift certificates, and Box Office hours, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630, or visit TicketCenterStage.com.

Additional Information


Location

Victoria Theatre
138 North Main Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

937-228-7591 or
937-228-3630
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Accessibility

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Group Tickets

Want to bring a group? Visit our group information page or call 937-228-7591, ext. 3074

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Age Recommendation

Recommended for ages 5 and up.