The Ugly Duckling from Lightwire Theater

Lightwire Theater brings a classic tale to the modern stage in an unforgettable theatrical experience. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance.

Of the five eggs in Mother Duck's nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, this last hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. He may be the best swimmer of the brood, but this alone is not enough to ensure his acceptance. Knowing only rejection, this Ugly Duckling goes out into the wild alone. Reflecting upon his plight under the glow of a remote willow tree, he sees a wily cat creeping in the direction of Mother Duck's nest. The Ugly Duckling follows and watches as one lagging duckling is captured and taken back to the cat's lair. In true heroic fashion, this Ugly Duckling succeeds in vanquishing the cat and rescuing the captured duckling. Celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, all realize that he may have been an ugly duckling, but he has grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.

Join us before the show! Ticketholders are welcome to join us at 2:30 p.m. in the Davies Lounge at Kingston Grand Theatre for the fun and lively musical stylings of local trio Patsy, Shari & Sharon AKA "The Grannies". Limited spots available on a first-come first-served basis

About The Grannies:

Fun and melodic singers and instrumentalists, Patsy JohnsonShari Doseger, and Sharon Klassen play guitar, violin, flute, and ukulele. Shari's rich vocals are embellished with harmonies by sisters Patsy and Sharon. Having collaborated for over 20 years, their repertoire includes music by Raffi, Jack Johnson, and The Wiggles. 

The Grannies previously entertained at Tett Centre's "Kids Creativity Club". Beginning in 2014, Patsy and Shari have been Artists-in-Residence in Limestone District School Board Kindergarten classes. As Artist Educators, music has been foundational to teaching young children valuable social skills. Through engaging songs, stories and puppets, children were introduced to the musical arts. Inclusion, kindness, and friendship were the focus of teaching. Along with children’s classics, original songs were written from a child’s perspective. The songs were easy to learn and sing. Sessions were sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council. 

Both Shari and Patsy are trained Educators (E.A./E.C.E.).

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