Make Way For Ducklings

Adapted from the children’s book by
Robert McCloskey

Adapted for the stage by
Sandra Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt
Music and lyrics by William Yanesh
Co-Commissioned by Adventure Theatre MTC

Directed by Emily Ranii
Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez
Choreography by Kira Troilo

Boston’s most beloved story comes to life on the virtual stage in a workshop this fall at Wheelock Family Theatre! 
Recommended for ALL ages

Streamed LIVE & FREE on Dec 5 at 4pm
This performance will be open captioned.


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Alphabetical by last name. Click on a name to learn more!

Kegan Cole

Neil Kelly

Julian Manjerico
The Michael

Arinze Okwuosah
Mr. Mallard

Jackie Romankow
Mrs. Mallard


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Anna Breveti
Lighting Designer

Sean Doyle
Sound Designer

Zoe Garrick
Production Manager

Sierra Hoss
Assistant Stage Manager

Kevin Hutchins
Costume Designer

Angelene Kim
Video Editor

Natalie Main
Stage Manager

Shamus Hunter McCarty
Assistant Director

Emily Ranii

Dan Rodrigeuz
Music Director

James F. Rotondo III
Scenic Designer

Kira Troilo


Alphabetical by last name. Click on a name to learn more!

Michael J. Bobbitt

Sandra Eskin

William Yanesh
Music & Lyrics

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Every Bostonian, young and old, will immediately be transcended to the days of their youth with the Mallard duck family, as this classic tale leaps off the stage and back into their hearts. This utterly sweet tale follows the journey of the Mallard duck family searching for their forever home in the heart of Boston, MA. While every new location brings another obstacle, the Mallard family never loses hope on their journey. From the Boston Public Garden to the Charles River, the ducklings brave the unknown elements with panache and a sense of humor. Everyone watching will be delighted by the heart of Boston shining through in every scene and song. 

Co-Commissioned by Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo, Maryland (Chil Kong, Artistic Director & Leon Seemann, Managing Director) and Wheelock Family Theatre in Boston, Massachusetts (Emily Ranii, Artistic Director & Nick Vargas, Associate Artistic/Education Director) in 2020.

Please note: We prioritize the health and safety of our members. For this production, we are holding limited in person rehearsals. Each in person rehearsal is held outside and social distancing is maintained between cast and production team members. All performers and production team members are either Boston University students, staff, or faculty, who are tested weekly. Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times.


Watch the Character & Scenery Description

Read the Social Story


Photos from rehearsal in Boston’s Public Garden