The Downtown Cabaret Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for their original Theatre for Young Audiences musical The Ugly Duckling, which will have its world premiere on January 7, 2023. "This hilarious new adaptation is a true Cabaret original with all the fun, music, and magic you've come to expect about a poor little duckling who never loses hope and ultimately surprises everyone," Artistic Director Phill Hill says.Hugh Hallinan serves as Executive Producer alongside Artistic Director Phill Hill. The production is directed and written by DCT regular Andrea Pane, choreographed by Carly Jurman, and musically directed by Aron Smith, with costume design by Lesley Neilson-Bowman (dressers: Krista Rocco and Thomas Gordon), sound design by Matt Feeney, and stage management by Lauren Fisher. Patrons love their unique "Bring Your Own Picnic" atmosphere and the unmatched talent that comes through. Its history includes productions of popular Broadway musicals as well as the American premiere of Blood Brothers in 1988, Kelli O'Hara receiving her Equity card in a production of Phantom, and a premiere production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1979 - before it appeared on Broadway.The Downtown Cabaret Theatre currently offers a fully stocked season of Main Stage Theatre, TYA shows, and Concerts, as well as special events.The Ugly Duckling opens on Saturday, January 7th and runs through Sunday, February 5th.