Press Release

The Ugly Duckling

Chicago Kids Company brings popular children’s tale The Ugly Duckling to life in a new bilingual musical at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre April 3-13, 2018.

The Ugly Duckling is an updated musical version of the classic tale about belonging. The story follows Sophia, a new duckling at Lucky Ducky School who isn’t quite the same as the other little ducks. Chicago Kids Company’s new bilingual musical is great fun for both English and Spanish speakers–there’s no need to be fluent in both to enjoy this tale about accepting the wonderful ways in which we’re all one-of-a-kind. Recommended for grades PreK-3.

The Ugly Duckling runs April 3 through April 13, 2018. Specific dates and times are listed below. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased online at

More about Stories in Action!

The Ugly Duckling is part of Metropolis’ Stories in Action! series – educational productions designed to feed the minds and imaginations of young audiences and bring families together through the performing arts. Watch for other upcoming Stories in Action! productions including Hood (May 3-5, 2018), and Cinderella (July 16-21, 2018).

By booking a group through our Group Sales department, you’ll save over 15% on tickets, we’ll waive the ticket handling fee, and you’ll receive half price tickets for group chaperones. To discuss the needs of your group, contact Group Sales at 847.577.5982 x228 or e-mail [email protected]

Metropolis thanks its media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago’s northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and list of upcoming performances, go to

Metropolis Performing Arts Centre provides professional entertainment and arts education, enriching our community.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018             10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 4, 2018       10:00 AM
Thursday, April 5, 2018           10:00 AM
Friday, April 6, 2018                9:45 AM
Friday, April 6, 2018                11:30 AM
Saturday, April 7, 2018           11:00 AM
Monday, April 9, 2018            10:00 AM
Tuesday, April 10, 2018          10:00 AM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018     10:00 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2018        10:00 AM
Friday, April 13, 2018              9:45 AM
Friday, April 13, 2018             11:30 AM