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

Synopsis
Song List
Casting Information
Show Photos

Ugly Duckling
Ugly Duckling

Synopsis:

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.

Song List:

SONG:

SUNG BY:

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
Summer Fest Company
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

Casting Information:

A large cast of performers (30+ actors) may be used to perform this musical.

Principal Characters include:
UGLY DUCKLING
MOTHER DUCK
EAGLE
DOG
GOOSE
GANDER
GRANDMA DUCK
SWAN MOTHER

Supporting Characters include:
QUEEN OF THE DUCKS
DARLA DUCK
UGLY DUCKLING'S FAMILY
MOTHER GOOSE
DUCK HUNTERS 1-4
MOTHERS "A" & "B"
DUCK FAMILIES "A" & "B"

Ensemble Characters include:
MOTHERS
DUCKLINGS
DUCK HUNTERS
DUCKY SUPREMES

Show Photos:

Click HERE to view photos from our 2009 production of The Ugly Duckling.