The Ugly Duckling | Algonquin Arts Theatre
The Ugly Duckling
Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Based on Andersen's classic fable, this musical unites the classic ugly duckling with other animal 'misfit' heroes from the folk traditions of other cultures who work together to find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide.
Wednesday, April 26
Wednesday, April 26

$12 - Individual Sales
Available online or from the box office at 732-528-9211

$10 - Education Groups of 10 or more
Email Julie Nagy at [email protected] or call 732-528-9224 for group reservations.


We all know the fable of the swan who grows up 'ugly' in a family of ducks, later to find his appearance changing as he discovers his true identity. But, did you know, in the folk traditions of other cultures, different animals learn the lesson of the "ugly duckling." Virginia Rep unites the classic ugly duckling with the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle with a full head of hair. These three "misfit" heroes work together to earn their home on the King's estate and find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide. Please join us for this all singing, all dancing, all delightful musical.

This performance fulfills the following State of New Jersey Core Curriculum Standard(s) and Algonquin Arts Performance Component(s): 21st Century Life and Careers (LIFE), Comprehensive Health and Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Language Arts Literacy (LAL), Music Education (MUS)

Event Information

Running time: 60 minutes
Intermission: No
Age: Grades K-5

Seating for Algonquin Education Series performances is assigned by the Education Director to ensure that schools will be seated together to the extent possible and to expedite the arrival and departure process. Individual ticket purchasers will be grouped together, general admission seats.

A Virginia Repertory Theatre touring production
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