A classic children's tale comes to life when Stages Productions professional family theater presents "The Ugly Duckling" Friday, May 4 at 7 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon.
Born bigger and different than the other hatchlings, the ugly duckling is ridiculed by his brothers and sisters, rejected by the other ducks, and eventually shunned by the entire barnyard. The little bird leaves home, embarking on a rollicking journey through hecklers, hunters and hilarious hi-jinks only to discover that the beauty he was seeking was inside him all along.
For over two centuries, Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling" has been a childhood favorite all over the world. Now Stages Productions revives the classic tale in a brand new musical for the entire family.
Recommended for ages 3 and up, tickets for the show are $6 for Center Place members, $7 for nonmembers. Call Center Place at 813-685-8888.