Although fairy tales are fictional, they can teach us the importance of following our dreams despite adversity or that good things come to those named ‘Princess.’ Learn practical life lessons with this GrouponLive deal to see The Ugly Duckling at the Fox Theatre in Redwood City on Saturday, March 17, at 11 a.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get two tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $63 value, including all fees)
- For $45, you get four tickets for general-admission seating (up to a $126 value, including all fees)<p>
A family-friendly stage adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling tells the story of a homely bird who suffers through years of name-calling from his peers for looking different. Children follow along with the duckling’s plight as live actors guide audiences through the barnyard drama until the duckling transforms into a beautiful swan and the rest of the animals finally invite it to poker night. This adaptation serves as an entertaining teaching tool for young audiences, gently imparting its message of the importance of kindness and personal transformation.
Fox Theatre, originally opened in 1929 as a movie theater, has long been established as a venue for legendary performances, earning induction into the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Founder Ellis John Arkursh toured Europe taking notes about his favorite architectural details, resulting in a vision of a Moorish interior and gothic exterior. Now fully restored to its formerly splendored state, the space still rings with the echoes of past performers, from Etta James to Neil Young. An ever-changing roster of events packs audiences into the theater throughout the year, from groove-inducing dance parties to sets by standup comedians who coax forth cackles with uproarious acts and PowerPoint presentations about the real-estate market.