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.
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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 experience over the top for the kids. What a wonderful way to introduce children to the Arts. Now my 6 year old daughter wants to take acting lessons. What an inspirational show!
My kids are looking forward to the next play...and so am I. :)
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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 that will go over the heads of little ones. But there is plenty for the...continued
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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._
About the Ticket Supplier: Berkeley Playhouse
Berkeley Playhouse is a multiple award-winning theatre company (Broadway.com awards, TBA Award recommendations, Bay Area Critics Circle Award) and school for musical theatre education (Bay Area Parent Award, Parents Press Award).
From its humble beginnings as a theatre education program in Founder Elizabeth McKoy’s living room, Berkeley Playhouse has quickly become one of the largest arts organizations in the Bay Area, with nearly 25,000 individuals coming to see its professional musical productions, and over 1000 students studying in the Conservatory each year.
Housed in the historic Julia Morgan Theater, Berkeley Playhouse produces quality theater for all ages and it is common to see two, three, and even four generations of families sitting together enjoying shows like Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, or Fiddler on the Roof.