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A Children's Theatre Workshop
A Stages Premiere:
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.”

“Honk!” will be performed by the young actors of
Stages, A Children’s Theatre Workshop, Inc.,
Southampton High School, 141 Narrow Lane, on Friday, July 25th at 7:30PM,
July 26th at 7:30PM and Sunday, July 27th at 3:00 pm.

Helene Leonard will direct and choreograph Stages’ production of “Honk!” Musical accompaniment will be provided by Amanda Jones and James Benard, with sets designed by Robin Richards and Goran Petmil, and costumes by Barbara Oldak.

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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Literary Tuesdays
7:30 pm

July 29-WOMENWRITE nyc is four women exploring the harmony and the discord of growing up female; four women speaking the music within very distinct cultural experiences; four women loving the life they have and the future they dream for themselves; four women teasing martinis dry and dancing in winter’s wild indigo. They are: E.J. Antonio, who attended the 2006 Hurston/Wright Foundation Summer Writer’s Workshop, and is a Cave Canem-NY Regional Fellow and a 2006 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has been published in many places online and print, among them:, African Voices Literary Magazine, Amistad Literary Journal and Terra Incognita. Her first chapbook, Every Child Knows was published Fall, 2007 by the Premier Poets Chapbook Series. Dilcia Enid Arroyo is a Puerto Rican turned “Nuyorican” raw and up and coming poet! She began to share and read her poetry at the 2006 Summer Solstice Conference, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. She now reads her poetry at Golda Solomon’s Po’ Jazz Series at Cornelia Street. Golda is her mentor and friend, and introduced her to Cheryl Boyce Taylor and E.J. Antonio. R.H. Douglas is a Caribbean born writer, diarist, performance artist and storyteller, whose work has been published in Life Notes: Patchwork of Dreams; Erotique Noire; Pearls of Passion; In Praise of African American Mothers; Creation Fire and many more. She is the author of October Morning: Other Poems About Healing.Ms. Douglas created the workshop, YOUR LIFE AS STORY: ONCE UPON A TIME, to facilitate senior citizens writing groups. She has performed throughout New York City and other places, too. Golda Solomon, the “medicine woman of jazz”, is director of Po’ Jazz at Cornelia Street, as well as a professor of communications, speech and theater arts; a poet; a performer; a producer; a docent; a supporter of women musicians as well as young musicians, poets and performers. Flatbush Cowgirl, a collection of poetry, was ublished in 1999 and Never More Than a Borough Away, Brooklyn Bops, is forthcoming from Clique Calm Books.

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