Lucky Duck: Updated Fairy-Tale Musical From Dreamgirls Composer
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The last date listed for Lucky Duck was Saturday May 12, 2012 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Julia Morgan Theater:
- Full Price:
- $37.00 - $62.00
- Our Price:
- $23.00 - $31.00
There's trouble in River City! Berkeley Playhouse presents the heartwarming family favorite The Music Man. Lovable swindler "Professor" Harold Hill is trying to pull a con on the citizens of River City, Iowa. He claims he'll save the town's youth from sin and corruption by selling them instruments and helping to organize a boys' band -- despite the fact that he actually knows nothing about music. Soon, the irresistible "Music Man" manages to turn the bickering school board into a barbershop quartet, win the heart of Marian the librarian, and somehow transform into an honest man in the process. The delightful story is set to a parade of classic Broadway tunes, including "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Ya Got Trouble," "Till There Was You" and "Goodnight, My Someone." Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Michael SF
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Really fun. Our daughters (8 and 5) loved it. We love this theater company for its energy, color-blind casting, community spirit and fine productions. We loved all of these things about "Lucky Duck" too, but the play itself could be tightened and fine-tuned a bit. Some of the adult-focused suggestive lines fell flat and were unnecessary. They went right over the heads of the kids so no problem but they really didn't add much to the production. Overall, I'd say "GO." Take your kids. This is a wonderful resource in our community.
Quotes & Highlights
- Check out the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.berkeleyplayhouse.org/lucky-duck-a-modern-ugly-duckling-story-opens-april-21/">Berkeley Playhouse website</a> for audio clips from the show, age-based content recommendations and more.
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.
Strobe lights are used in one scene of the performance.