Meet the most unusual duckling the pond has ever seen.
In their nest at the edge of a pond, the baby ducklings wait impatiently for Mummy’s enormous egg to hatch. But their new brother doesn’t look like everyone else. He doesn’t even quack like a proper duckling!
Teased and called Ugly by his siblings, our hero goes on an adventure in search of a place to fit in. As the seasons change the woodland trees from dark weathered branches to silver sticks of frost, the lost and lonely fledgling meets a menagerie of mischievous animals…. But where does he really belong?
United Kingdom-based tutti frutti brings to life Hans Christian Andersen’s well-known tale with a menagerie of mischievous animals, inventive physicality, and live music and songs that quack and trill. This charming production plays with the importance of identity and self-worth and takes us on a journey to discover inner beauty.
Extend your day with the Blank Park Zoo
The Ugly Duckling - Many birds call Blank Park Zoo home. Even migrating ducks will rest in our ponds. Join us to learn about both the beautiful and the "ugly" birds and how they have come to call the Zoo home. Call or email MK Gillette at 515-246-2355 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Literacy, Social Studies, SEL, Music, Theater
Teachers will be granted access to supplemental materials to help students prepare for and to reflect on their experience at the theater. Materials are generally available four-six weeks before the performance.
Contact email@example.com or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.
"It was really amazing to get to perform on the Civic Center stage, to see what the professional touring shows see when they perform."
- Brittney, Waukee High School