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Berkeley Playhouse
2640 College Avenue Berkeley, CA 94704
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"Lucky Duck"
11 ratings
4.5 average rating
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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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3 reviews
42 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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5 reviews
6 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 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.