The Ugly Duckling
Adaptation by: Gerry Cullity
Book, Lyrics, and Music by Gerry Cullity
Adapted from the story by: Hans Christian Andersen
Two-Act Book, Rated PG
Running time: approx. 80 minutes
Audiences will delight in Gerry Cullity's touching musical take on the celebrated story of an Ugly Duckling, whose peculiar appearance instantly triggers taunting from the beautiful Meadow Ducks. Throughout her lively adventure, the Ugly Duckling meets an array of unforgettable characters, such as the inseparable Goose and Gander, the bumbling Duck Hunters, and their zany, but loveable, Dog. With the guidance of a wise Eagle and the unconditional love of her Mother, the Ugly Duckling realizes her inner beauty and also finds love and friendship in the most unlikely places. This poignant tale, which heralds a message of acceptance, tugs at the heart with its stirring view of the impenetrable bond that a mother and her child share.
|Up There||Eagle, Company|
|The Mother Duck Song||The Mothers, Their Ducklings|
|My Heart Sings||Mother Duck, Ugly Duckling|
|You Don't Look Like Us||Ugly Duckling, The Ducklings|
|Not Another Tear||Mother Duck, Ugly Duckling|
|If I Could Spread My Wings and Fly||Ugly Duckling|
|Presentation of the Ducklings||The Ducklings|
|All My Children Are Gone||Grandma Duck, Mother Duck|
|You've Got a Friend In Me||Goose, Gander, Ugly Duckling|
|Not Another Tear (Reprise)||Ugly Duckling|
|More Love||Eagle, Company|
|Duck Huntin'||Duck Hunters, Duck Supremes|
|Put a Little Wiggle in Your Waddle||Dog, Company|
|Happy With You In My Life||Mother Duck, Ugly Duckling, Company|
|Comes a Moment||Swan Mother, Mother Duck, Company|
A large cast of performers (30+ actors) may be used to perform this musical.
Principal Characters include:
Supporting Characters include:
QUEEN OF THE DUCKS
UGLY DUCKLING'S FAMILY
DUCK HUNTERS 1-4
MOTHERS "A" & "B"
DUCK FAMILIES "A" & "B"
Ensemble Characters include:
Click HERE to view photos from our 2009 production of The Ugly Duckling.