The Ugly Duckling on Sunday, October 30, at 2 p.m.

Tarrytown Music Hall

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The Deal

  • $13 for one general-admission child ticket (up to $27 value)
  • $16 for one general-admission adult ticket (up to $32 value)

The Ugly Duckling

The star of Lightwire Theater’s The Ugly Duckling may look like a cross between a bright-blue firework and a cartoon character, but beneath his otherworldly glow he’s all heart and webbed feet. Onstage, he bursts from his shell and clownishly trips up the precise parade of his green stepsiblings, feeling deeply ashamed of his differences before learning just how special he truly is. While Hans Christian Andersen’s moral rings as true as it did 169 years ago, Lightwire’s innovators bring the story to its natural climax: the growing swan faces off against a dastardly ninja cat.

Blending ballet, puppetry, and a laser light show, the “story dancers” of Lightwire update this timeless fable with costumes outlined in electroluminescent wire. In the creators’ hometown of New Orleans, the Gambit wrote that “the staging is unique, and the colored outlines are not garish but poetic.” The puppeteers of pure light might seem familiar to fans of America’s Got Talent: the stars of another Lightwire show, Darwin the Dinosaur, were featured prominently on the program.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 30, 2016. Limit 8/person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at the venue box office. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Tarrytown Music Hall

It's in the tiny sixth percentile of theaters built in the US before the year 1900, and there's a good chance its elegance will outshine those erected in the year 2100. The noble brick facade. The sash windows bordered by painted wood. The cast-iron parapet at the center of the roof. But it's not just the architecture that made Tarrytown Music Hall's 1980 inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places seem long overdue. It also possesses a rich history. Famous figures such as the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts patronized the theater in its early days, when the Tarrytown was one of the first venues to usher in the dawn of cinema. During the venue's "Millionaire's Colony" era, the stage even played home to Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, who regaled the crowd with speeches and their famous plate-spinning act.

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