The Ugly Duckling is currently being performed by Carolina Ballet at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. This a fast moving and colorful interpretation of Hans Christian Anderson's classic ably choreographed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Here's a few preview shots taken during the dress rehearsal.
The far from ugly Lara O'Brien plays the Ugly Duckling. Here she's supported by Gobbledigook (Richard Krusch) and Duckling (Nikolai Smirnov) as she finds her feet