Adapted by Ric Averill. From Hans Christian Andersen
Cast: 2m., 2w. Udrich is ugly—there is no question. But is he really an ugly duck? Follow this lonely fellow as he searches for his identity and tries to become a turkey, a goose, a dog, a cat, a hen and even a human child. Only after a full year of danger and growth does the gentle Udrich find his place and his happiness. Approximate running time: 40 minutes, with 10 songs plus theme and incidental music (included in manuscript).
A 30-minute version is also available in Pixies, Kings and Magical Things.