Kabuki Ugly Duckling

Kabuki Ugly Duckling
adapted by Christopher Limber, Pamela Sterling

Productions (11)
  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 14 either (5-25 actors possible: 2-22 f, 3-23 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-560-5

Kabuki Ugly Duckling
adapted by Christopher Limber, Pamela Sterling

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Productions (11)
  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 14 either (5-25 actors possible: 2-22 f, 3-23 m)
  • Set: Minimal.

This Japanese Kabuki theatre-inspired adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale lends a complex texture to this wonderful story of a duckling that learns the cruelties of the world when he is born different. Cast out into the wide world, trying to find where he belongs, the "ugly" duckling finds freedom and acceptance only once he starts believing in himself. Memorable songs create a rich tapestry, making this timeless "outsider" story into a loving adaptation that blends old and new.

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Pricing Information

Libretto $9.99
vocal score $16.99
conductor/piano/vocal score $24.99
original cast recording CD $12.99

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This Japanese Kabuki theatre-inspired adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale lends a complex texture to this wonderful story of a duckling that learns the cruelties of the world when he is born different. Cast out into the wide world, trying to find where he belongs, the "ugly" duckling finds freedom and acceptance only once he starts believing in himself. Memorable songs create a rich tapestry, making this timeless "outsider" story into a loving adaptation that blends old and new.

  • Musical for young audiences
  • 60 - 70 minutes
  • 2 f, 3 m, 14 either (5-25 actors possible: 2-22 f, 3-23 m)
  • Set: Minimal.
  • Standard Edition ISBN: 978-1-62384-560-5
Production Packages Include

  • 15 librettos (the book and lyrics)
  • 10 vocal score
  • 1 conductor/piano/vocal score
  • 1 original cast recording CD
  • 1 accompaniment CD
  • 1 orchestral set (optional) including:
    • 1 keyboard/synth 2 score
    • 1 bass score
    • 1 percussion score

Pricing and other details are provided during the order process. Higher quantities of some items may be purchased.

Orchestral Parts

1 keyboard/synth 2 score
1 bass score
1 percussion score

Published Reviews

"Duckling is a beautiful tale for kids -- an object lesson about accepting differences. The audience of children in a wide age range greeted the [Duckling's] differences with open minds and were rewarded by the blossoming of new beauties."

Jay Joslyn, The Milwaukee Sentinel

"A smooth flowing pace, a culturally unique theatrical style and most important, a powerful message for children of all ages. This four star production should not be missed."

R. Duval, The Pleasonton Resident

"The Ugly Duckling is a good show for children and adults and the unique presentation enhances the story's timeless message."

Roberta Subert, The Valley Times (Pleasanton, CA)

"...a thoroughly charming theatre piece... its uncluttered storytelling and the color and movement of the staging enthralled a large family audience."

Bob Wilcox, Riverfront Times (St. Louis)

"The Japanese setting was a real stoke of imagination, creating an unexpected mood to a familiar story."

Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post Dispatch

Production History

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AUG 05, 2016 - AUG 13, 2016
McDowell Arts Council Association
Marion, NC United States
McDowell Arts Council Association Marion, NC United States
NOV 16, 2012 - NOV 17, 2012
South City Theatre
Alabaster, AL United States
South City Theatre Alabaster, AL United States
NOV 04, 2012 - NOV 04, 2012
Montessori School Of Anderson
Anderson, SC United States
Montessori School Of Anderson Anderson, SC United States
MAY 21, 2012 - MAY 21, 2012
Floyd County High School
Floyd, VA United States
Floyd County High School Floyd, VA United States
NOV 04, 2010 - NOV 06, 2010
Montessori School Of Anderson
Anderson, SC United States
Montessori School Of Anderson Anderson, SC United States
JAN 01, 2001 - DEC 01, 2001
A. E. Peacock Collegiate
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
A. E. Peacock Collegiate Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
JAN 01, 2000 - DEC 01, 2000
University of Kansas Theatre for Young People
Lawrence, KS United States
University of Kansas Theatre for Young People Lawrence, KS United States
JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 01, 1991
Milwaukee First Stage
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee First Stage Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 01, 1990
Dallas Theatre Center
Dallas, TX United States
Dallas Theatre Center Dallas, TX United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 01, 1989
Coterie Theatre Kansas City
Kansas City, MO United States
Coterie Theatre Kansas City Kansas City, MO United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 01, 1989
Children's Musical Theatre
Pleasanton, CA United States
Children's Musical Theatre Pleasanton, CA United States
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JAN 01, 1991 - DEC 01, 1991
Milwaukee First Stage
Milwaukee, WI United States
Milwaukee First Stage Milwaukee, WI United States
JAN 01, 1990 - DEC 01, 1990
Dallas Theatre Center
Dallas, TX United States
Dallas Theatre Center Dallas, TX United States
JAN 01, 1989 - DEC 01, 1989
Coterie Theatre Kansas City
Kansas City, MO United States
Coterie Theatre Kansas City Kansas City, MO United States