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 Berkeley Playhouse
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Featured review from OaklandMom
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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 little ones to get and enjoy. The lead character Serena, the prince, the wolf and the king/designer are especially well acted.
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.