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This witty and tuneful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling” took the theatrical world by surprise when it won London’s 2000 Olivier Award as Best Musical (beating The Lion King and Mamma Mia!). MTWichita produced one of the first U.S. productions, and was selected to record the well-received original cast album. (Feel free to contact us if you need CDs for the cast or as merchandise). Although based on a children’s story, and perfectly suitable for audiences of all ages, the clever script and rich score are filled with nuances that will also keep adult audiences grinning and tapping their toes.


*See Space requirements for Logistic Requirements


Built in 2001 and refurbished / expanded in 2012, for adult professional cast. Costumes based on a human look include 24 “froglet” costumes in child sizes. Costume design by George T. Mitchell.

  • Built: 2001/2012

  • Supported cast: 4- principals / 8-female / 8-male

  • Shipping: 2-gondolas

  • Alterations: Some

  • Principal size range: Female-4-14 / male- 38 to 44

  • # Ensemble Bottoms: Animal characters

  • # Ensemble Tops: Animal characters

  • Shoes: None

  • Wigs: None


Design by J Branson includes rolling pieces for the duckling nest and blizzard sculptures of a swan and cat.

  • Built: 2001

  • Offstage space: 8’ SR & SL

  • # of road boxes: None

  • Furniture: None

  • Expendables: None

  • Specialty Items: Wooden wheelchair / oversized tea set

  • Individual items for rent: None


  • Built: 2001

  • # of drops: 2

  • Types of goods: Muslin show / 1-rain curtain

  • Size range: 54’x26’