School Show: The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

by Lightwire Theater

Grades K-3

From the company who brought us DiNO Light and A Very Electric Christmas! Don’t miss this classic tale brought to life with thrilling glow-in-the-dark effects. One little hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. But when this Ugly Duckling rescues his sibling from a wily cat, he’s celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, especially when they realize he’s grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.

Common Core Content Standards Easily Applied in Your Classroom

  • K.RL.3: With prompting and support, identify characters, settings, and major events in a story.
  • 2.RI.7: Explain how specific images (e.g., a diagram showing how a machine works) contribute to and clarify a text.
  • 3.RL.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Lesson Plan Idea

Students use glow-in-the-dark paint to illustrate their own wildlife images on black paper, culminating in a classroom exhibition with all the lights off.

Art Talks: Free Guided Tours of the Sculpture Garden

Extend your field trip by touring our Sculpture Garden with a specially trained docent! Our current exhibition, Harmonies: Kati Casida, Catherine Daley, and Jann Nunn, features three highly acclaimed Bay Area sculptors. Join us with a group of up to 100 people for a walking tour through these unique works. Tours begin 15 minutes after school shows and last approximately 20 minutes. Advanced registration is required. Sign up using the application available online, or email Chrystie Prokopakis for more information.


  • Find materials for every show, policies, and more resources here.
  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, School & Family Coordinator, or call 707.800.7504.

Event Information

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9:30 am
55 minutes plus Q&A

LBC performance may vary.

Set the Stage

Prepare your students for their trip to the theater with these free resource materials.

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