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"American Idol" Meets" Ugly Duckling" in "Lucky Duck"


Update March 2012: The Coterie brought the show to New York for a run at the New Victory Theater. Reviews: Kansas City Star, New York Post, and  New York Times.

Since Hans Christian Anderson put plume to paper for the fairy tale "The Ugly Duckling," many creative artists- from Disney to Prokofiev - have been inspired to put their own spin on it. The latest version is "Lucky Duck," a Coterie Theatre musical for young audiences.


Complementing how the title character transforms into a lovely swan is the backstage drama of turning actors into believable kingdom of squawking, quacking animals.

"Lucky Duck"
June 22 - August 8, 2010
Coterie Theatre

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Since 1998, Steve Walker has contributed stories and interviews about theater, visual arts, and music as an arts reporter at KCUR. He's also one of Up to Date's regular trio of critics who discuss the latest in art, independent and documentary films playing on area screens.
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