Venue Details

209 Star Starred
Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
510-845-8542
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"Lucky Duck"
11 ratings
4.5 average rating
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1 review
0 stars
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 the adults.

The meet & greet with the cast after the show took this...continued

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10 events
1 review
4 stars
attended Apr 21 2012

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

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252 events
3 reviews
44 stars
attended Apr 28 2012

Great singing, staging, acting - all better than I would have expected, and better than many larger company productions. and fun work!

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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.

Strobe lights are used in one scene of the performance.

<em>Billy Elliot: The Musical</em> <em>Disney's Beauty and the Beast</em> Disney's <em>The Lion King</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>Beach Blanket Babylon</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> WinterFest at California's Great America Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants: Preseason Baseball Smuin's <em>The Christmas Ballet</em> <em>A Christmas Carol</em> <em>Irving Berlin's White Christmas</em> <em>The Velveteen Rabbit</em>