Make Way For Ducklings
February 17th – March 12th, 2023
Book by Sandra B. Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt Music and Lyrics by William Yanesh
Adapted for the stage by Sandra B. Eskin and Michael J. Bobbitt
Based on the book by Robert McCloskey
World Premiere in partnership Adventure Theatre MTC
Directed by Emily Ranii
Music Direction by Jon Goldberg
Choreography by Joy Clark
Bostonians will be enchanted with the Mallard duck family as this classic tale leaps off the stage and soars into their hearts. Mr. and Mrs. Mallard are exhausted from their search for a starter home when they land in the Boston Public Garden as a potential home. When the ducklings begin to explore the world around them, the challenges of parenthood in the busy Boston environment create a fun bit of family drama. A classic story for all ages, this New England premiere musical celebrates family, Boston, children and the beings who make an unfamiliar place a home.
Recommended for ALL ages
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Run Time: 70 minutes with no intermission
Accessibility Performance Dates:
March 5th, 2023 at 2pm
March 9th, 2023 at 10:30am (Student Matinee)
March 11th, 2023 at 2pm
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Assistant Stage Manager
Dr. Farai Williams
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.
Make Way for Ducklings© 1941 Robert McCloskey. Published by Penguin Books. The producers gratefully acknowledge the cooperation and permission of Jane and Sarah McCloskey in making this production possible.
Watch a Read-Along of the book!
Check out resources and photos from our 2020 Virtual Workshop production of Make Way for Ducklings!