The Musical Story of the Ugly Duckling
Southampton High School
Caption: Cast of Honk! clockwise from l. to r.: Cat (Adam Fronc), Maureen (Charlotte Munder),
Ida (Liz Oldak), Penny (Kyra Christopher) and Ugly (Brandon Murtagh)
“He’s different,” says Ida, the new mother of an ugly duckling, to Drake and their beautiful ducklings. And so begins this delightful musical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. The story follows Ugly through his journey as he wanders the countryside searching for his inner beauty, and encounters the hungry Cat, a wisecracking Bullfrog and many other barnyard creatures. The show is terrific fun with a storyline, songs and “fowl” puns enjoyable for audiences of all ages.
“Honk!” is a witty, tuneful musical by Britain’s George Stiles (the songs) and Anthony Drewe (book and lyrics), who most recently co-wrote the new songs and lyrics to “Mary Poppins” currently playing on Broadway. “Honk!” has won many awards, including the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award (the British equivalent of the TONY) for Best Musical, beating “The Lion King” and “Mamma Mia”. The London Times called it “delightful,” while the Guardian said it “hits all the right notes… (with) an elegance that is rare.”
Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc., at
Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, on Friday, July 25th at 7:30PM,
Saturday, July 26th at 7:30PM and Sunday, July 27th at 3:00 pm.
A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to Southampton Parents for the Arts. Tickets are $12 for children and $15 for adults. They are available in advance at Stevenson’s Toys and Games, 68 Jobs Lane, Southampton, or can be reserved by calling Stages at 631-329-1420. Tickets are also available at the door on the day of performance.
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