Venue Details

170 Star Starred
Julia Morgan Theater
formerly Julia Morgan Center for the Arts 2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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Member Tips

Michael SF
Casual
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Michael SF
A great bargain, with some fairly healthy options for concession food.
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Michael SF
Street parking. Allow a bit of extra time to find it.
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OaklandMom
Casual, unless your 8 year old decides otherwise.
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OaklandMom
Good choices and yummy.
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OaklandMom
Fine on a Thursday night. Otherwise, may need to walk a block or two.
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Reviews & Ratings

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4.5 average rating
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attended Apr 22 2012

This performance was SUPERB! The acting, singing, musicianship, and costumes were AWESOME. I loved the script...there were punchlines that struck both the children AND... continued

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4 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

Great show, my daughter and her friend thoroughly enjoyed it, the talent was exceptional.

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5 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 26 2012

I went to see two child actors that I know and was surprised by how much I liked the songs, the singing and the comedy. It was decidedly silly-ridiculous humor, with lots... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

Check out the Berkeley Playhouse website for audio clips from the show, age-based content recommendations and more.

Description

Follow odd duck Serena on a madcap adventure as she flees her awkward rustic barnyard life in search of bigger dreams. Along the way she meets Prince Drake (a spoiled and petulant prince), Galinda (the most fashionable Goose in the city), and Wolf, a talent agent and reformed meat eater (or is he?).

With their help and a high-fashion make-over, the new supermodel swan enters a national singing contest with her eye set on the prize and a date with the prince. But soon she discovers that beauty is only feather deep – you need to find your own true voice to succeed.

A tale for all ages, Lucky Duck is a hip, stylish riff on the classic Ugly Duckling story featuring a zany cast of familiar fairytale/glamorous-pop-icon characters, with a hot pop score filled with R&B, gospel and Broadway-style showstoppers by Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, (the creators of Dreamgirls and Side Show)!

With a stellar cast directed by Kimberly Dooley (Seussical, the Musical, Once On This Island, Pippin), Lucky Duck is exactly the kind of musical Bay Area audiences love: smart, sophisticated, and full of social commentary (at laugh a minute delivery), all set to a respectable musical score.

Running time is two hours.

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Strobe lights are used in one scene of the performance._

About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Playhouse

Berkeley Playhouse is a professional theatre for all ages. It was founded in 2007 by Artistic Director, Elizabeth McKoy, a professional theatre actor, director, and teacher for over 20 years. Originally trained in New York, Elizabeth has performed in New York, Seattle and in the Bay Area. She also served as education Director at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts, creating and providing exciting and creative teacher training for schools, after-school programs and pre-professional development programs and on the faculty at the internationally known Seattle Children's theatre for five years. Elizabeth was Teaching Artist in Residence in many Seattle public and private schools and assisted with the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum for them-based education for 5th and 6th graders in public schools.