See THE UGLY DUCKLING on the Showtime Stage

A timeless tale and wonderful lesson

​This April, join us for an exclusive 45-minute performance of THE UGLY DUCKLING on our Showtime Stage.  

THE UGLY DUCKLING is most enjoyed by those in grades K-5 and will be presented on Friday, April 21 at 12:30 PM and 7:30 PM.  

Tickets are just $7 and each will be performed on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage, 4015 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati, OH  45227.

Only 152 seats and a limited number of lap passes are available for each performance.

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Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tale, we tell the story of a down-trodden duckling who believes he is ugly and worthless because of his distinct appearance. Through his family and friends, he realizes his self-worth as he transforms into a beautiful swan. This timeless story, adapted by Kelly Germain and Chris Casazza and directed by Eric Byrd, offers a wonderful lesson in overcoming adversity and accepting our differences.

TCT On Tour is bringing the production of THE UGLY DUCKLING to schools and venues around the Tri-State and throughout the region.  If you’re interested in booking, please contact Violet Webster at 513-569-8080 x20 or by emailing

TCT On Tour is sponsored by Macy’s, The Patricia A. Corbett Trust, Duke Energy Foundation and Mercy Health Foundation.  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is supported by the Ohio Arts Council and the generosity of more than 40,000 contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign.