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2024 YOUTH PRODUCTION*

*This production is not part of our 2024 Season Subscription Package.

July 12 - 7:00 pm
July 13 - 3:00 pm

 July 14 - 3:00 pm 

 July 18 - 7:00 pm 

 July 19 - 7:00 pm 

July 20 - 3:00 pm

Produced through special arrangement with  Music Theatre International.

"A marvelously funny, frequently touching and constantly magical theater piece!"

- The Southampton Press 

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved story, "The Ugly Duckling," Honk! tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is seduced away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape, but has no idea how to return home. He embarks on an adventure in which he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. Penny, however, must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Determined to find his family, Ugly journeys on, only to become frozen in the snow. Eventually, Ugly's mother finds him and her warm tears manage to thaw him out. He revives, and is surprised to discover he is now a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly's loyal mother.

 

Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's The Ugly Duckling

 

STAFF:

Director: Amanda Lamphere

Producers:  Eileen Ciccarone, John Henken

Music Director:  Laura Burhans

Stage Manager: Matt Early 

 

 

AUDITION INFORMATION: 

Dates:  
Saturday, March 16 - 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday, March 18 - 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Callbacks (if needed) -
Thursday, March 21 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

Location:

Reformed Church of the Ascension

1700 W. Main Street

Jeffersonville, PA  19403

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Seeking children between the ages of 10-17.

  • Please prepare 30 to 60 seconds of a musical theater song.

  • Accompanist will be provided, so please bring sheet music for your cut.

  • There will also be a short dance audition.

  • Dress in comfortable clothes to move in and closed toe shoes. Auditioners may be asked to read an excerpt from the show as well.

  • Scenes will be posted on the audition sign ups ahead of time.

  • Auditioners by no means need to have these memorized but can become familiar with them in advance in case they are uncomfortable reading them on the spot.

For questions about auditions, please email the director at barnhonk2024@gmail.com.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
 

UGLY - Our story's protagonist. Gawky and odd-looking, and shunned for his odd appearance. Possesses a heart of gold.

 

CAT - Our story's antagonist. Sly and cunning, a very hungry cat who preys on the next meal.
 

DRAKEUgly's father who detests his son. 
                
Vocal range bottom: A2
 

GREYLAG - A goose and the Admiral of the squadron charged with Ugly's safe return. He is Dot's husband.
 

TURKEY - The School Headmaster (Principal) who is a self-basting, self-boasted prime specimen. Deathly afraid of Thanksgiving.

BULLFROG - A laid back, self-confident frog who is encouraging, light-hearted, and optimistic.
 

FATHER SWAN - Penny's loving, protective, and caring father.
 

IDA - Ugly's loving mother and the only person who is supportive of the outcast child.
 

GRACE - Most distinguished duck on the lake and the school governor. Proud, honest, and genuine.
 

DOT - Greylag's composed, respectful wife.
 

QUEENIE - Very domesticated, humorous, snobby cat who lives the "high life."
 

MOTHER SWAN - Tender, compassionate, loving, and caring. Mother to Penny.
 

HENRIETTA - A friend of Maureen and Ida's, she is somewhat of a busybody.

PENNY - A beautiful Swan that is kind, compassionate, and caring. Ugly's unlikely love interest and friend.

 

LOWBUTT, MAUREEN & ENSEMBLE - Portray Ducklings, Fish, Froglets, Greylag's Flock and Goose Squadron

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