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Ann Arbor Theater Performs Classic Children’s Tale

By | 2015-03-26T09:00:00-04:00 March 26th, 2015|Entertainment, Theater|

ANN ARBOR — Award-winning Wild Swan Theater continues its 35th season of bringing the finest professional theater to families with “The Ugly Duckling.” Resident playwright Jeff Duncan puts his spin on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale of a homely little bird born in a barnyard who is looked down on by everyone around him until, much to his delight (and to the surprise of others), he matures into a majestic swan. Jeremy Salvatori portrays the Ugly Duckling, with Sandy Ryder, Michelle Trame Lanzi and Barbara Scanlon rounding out the cast.
Wild Swan Theater is dedicated to producing professional children’s theater of the highest artistic quality and to making that theater accessible to low income, minority and disabled children through low ticket prices and innovative outreach programs. The theater puts on performances with the tagline of, “Artistic, accessible, affordable theater for families.” For more information about the company, its current season, touring programs and theater camps, visit the Wild Swan website at http://www.wildswantheater.org.
The rest of the “The Ugly Duckling” performances run 10 a.m. March 26 and 27, 12 p.m. March 27 and 11 a.m. March 28. Tickets are $8 for youth and seniors, $12 for adults. There are $3 lap passes available for patrons under 2 years of age. Call 734-995-0530 for accessibility reservations, including wheel chair seating, ASL interpreting and audio-description and backstage touch tours.
All performances are held at Towsley Auditorium inside the Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor. Michele Tocco provides the American Sign Language interpreting for the show. Backstage touch tours and audio-description are available for blind theater patrons. These services are free but must be reserved by calling 734-995-0530.

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