With live musicians, clever lyrics and crisp choreography, this satirical, rags-to-runway musical created for young people puts a modern spin on classic musical theater. Lucky Duck will run at The New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, from March 16 through March 25.
Lucky Duck was created in Kansas City Coterie Theatre’s “Lab for New Family Musicals,” which was developed to connect accomplished Broadway composers to the field of professional theater for young audiences. “It all began with Seussical,” said Jeff Church, Lucky Duck Director and Coterie Producing Artistic Director, referring to the musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty that debuted on Broadway in 2000. “The experience with Seussical formalized the idea of bringing Broadway artists into the world of family musicals. In New York, The New Victory is the perfect theater at which to premiere our newest show, Lucky Duck” he said.
In this no-intermission, 75-minute production best for kids 4 to 8, doo-wopping ducks and other birdie beauties belt out show-stopping pop-soul numbers in exotic locales, like The Barnyard, The Forest and New Duck City.
Krieger received two Grammy® Awards for Dreamgirls: one in 2007 for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, and one in 1982 for Best Show Album.
Lucky Duck is directed by Jeff Church, with book by Russell and Hatcher, music by Krieger and lyrics by Russell. Music direction is by Anthony T. Edwards, orchestrations are by Harold Wheeler, choreography is by Ernie Dolan, set design is by Ryan J. Zirngibl, costume design is by Georgianna Buchanan, lighting design is by Jarrett Bertoncin, and sound design is by David Kiehl.
The Lucky Duck cast includes Seth Golay, Jennie Greenberry, Katie Karel, Greg Krumins, Tosin Morohunfola, Kip Niven, Tim Scott, Emily Shackelford, Julie Shaw and Francisco “Pancho Javier” Villegas.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for Lucky Duck at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd St., NYC) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 for non members based on seat locations. To purchase tickets online, visit NewVictory.org, and to purchase by phone, call 646-223-3010. The box office (209 West 42nd Street) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am to 5 pm and Tuesday through Saturday from noon to 7pm.