CTC Peekskill | Ugly Duckling and Show Way
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Ugly Duckling and Show Way

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Celebrating its 13th consecutive season, The Children’s Theatre Company of Peekskill will presents

Ugly Duckling & Show Way

The Ugly Duckling is based on Original Story by Hans Christian Andersen

Adaptation by Mehr Mansuri & Jill Bolstridge
A story of transformation and courage under fire, excepting one’s self and and finding the beauty within.

Show Way is based on the book by Jacqueline Woodson

Written by Award Winning Writer Melody Cooper

A story that teaches the lesson that we all have the strength of our ancestors and friends to draw upon to get us through difficult times.

Location: Performances will be held at The Peekskill Middle School Theatre, 212 Ringgold St, Peekskill, NY 10566.

Tickets: $15 per person and can be purchased online or at The Peekskill Middle School Theatre. Group Discount for groups of 5 or more $12/ticket. Call us to purchase group tickets. All tickets purchased online will be held for pickup at theatre. For Press Release or more information contact (914) 930-1777 or email info@necspace.org.   

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. No refunds or exchanges.

Date 1

February 8

7 pm


Date 2


February 9

3 pm


Date 3

February 10
1 pm


Date 4

Show Way ONLY

Friday February 15
7 pm


Please note, a $.75 administration fees will be added per ticket for online purchases. In the event of a cancellation for which there is no rescheduled date, a refund for this ticket may be issued at the option of the management. Recommended for ages 5 and up and suitable for adult audiences.

Summary of Show


The Ugly Duckling is a story of a plain-looking little bird (the Ugly Duckling) born in a barnyard. He is teased by the other ducklings and farm animals for being plain and ugly. As a result he runs away to live with a flock of wild ducks and geese, then with a cat and hen, but doesn’t feel welcome there either and wonders on till he eventually finds a flock of Swans who accept him. The Ugly Duckling is a story of transformation and courage under fire. The story teaches us to accept one another and to accept ourselves, and not other people’s perceptions of us.

Producer: Ridvan Foxhall
Adaptation by Mehr Mansuri
Music and Lyrics: Frank Sanchez & Mehr Mansuri
Artistic Director: Natalie 
Music Director: Susan Cody
Choreographer: Eileen Davis


Show Way is about an 11-year old girl named Toshi Georgiana who has an important school project due in which she is to present a family heirloom and explain its history and importance. Problem is Toshi loses the beloved family heirloom just days before the project is due. As she searches for it, she is led by generations of women who came before her, from slaves who secretly sewed quilts to SHOW the WAY to freedom to civil rights marchers. Along the way, when Toshi loses hope of ever finding the heirloom, her friends offer to let her borrow their family heirlooms for the project. The play has a multi-cultural cast of actors and teaches the lesson that we all have the strength of our ancestors and friends to draw upon to get us through difficult times.

Producer: Ridvan Foxhall
Music & lyrics by Tyrone L. Robinson

Artistic Director: Leslie Fields Cruz
Music Director: Susan Cody
Choreographer: Belle Ritter

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Phone: (914) 930-1777