The Children’s Performing Arts Series at Stephen F. Austin State University will present Hans Christian Andersen’s story of “The Ugly Duckling,” presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre, in two performances on Friday, April 27.
Everyone knows 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 in the folk traditions of other cultures, different animals learn the lesson of the “ugly duckling.” Virginia Rep unites the classic ugly duckling with animal “misfit” heroes who work together to find the self-confidence that only friendship and accomplishment can provide. The musical targets children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
Performances are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in W.M. Turner Auditorium on the SFA campus. Tickets are $7.50 for individuals and $6 per person for groups of 20 or more. Tickets go on sale Aug. 14. To order tickets, call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS. Visit the CPAS website at www.cpas.sfasu.edu for additional information.