Venue Details

Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Gregg Lossing
Red Velvet 259 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 28 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael SF
7 events 4 reviews

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...continued

reviewed Apr 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Jennifer E
8 events 3 reviews

My kids enjoyed it. It's not really for adults.

reviewed Apr 21 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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