Driftwood Players is offering The Ugly Duckling (Wade James Theatre, June 22-30) by A. A. Milne (of Winnie-the-Pooh fame), who penned a hilarious twist on a childhood favorite, touted as "animal-free and vegan-friendly." Children can also trek down to Tacoma Children's Musical Theater to see Pinocchio (Tacoma Musical Playhouse, June 7-15) grow into a real boy.