Honk! JR.

Promotional Poster
Book by Anthony Drewe
Music by George Stiles
Lyrics by Anthony Drewe
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling"
Purchase Online
or call 765-423-PLAY
March 1 – 3, 2019
A Civic Production
at Sunnyside Intermediate School
Directed by Melinda Miller

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

The director is looking to cast 26-30 actors.

UGLY: 7th-12th grade, Male: Innocent, easily confused, and impressionable. Ugly doesn't understand why it is wrong to be different. However, his insecurities melt away as his character gradually changes from a gullible duckling to a wise swan, filled with self-esteem. He is the heart and soul of the show. Strong singer and actor. Soloist.

IDA: 7th-12th grade, Female: Ugly's mom. Ida is extremely protective of her son. She is sweet but feisty. Ida and Ugly's relationship is a key ingredient of the show. She is the one who teaches him that it is okay to be different. Strong singer (soprano) and actor. Soloist.

DRAKE: 7th-12th grade, Male: Ida's husband. Drake is a sarcastic, stereotypical sitcom father. Strong comedic timing and vocals. Soloist.

BEAKY, FLUFF, BILLY, DOWNY: 2nd-4th grade, Male/Female: Ducklings/Ugly's siblings. They are among the "popular" ones in the duck yard who enjoy making Ugly feel left out. Good acting and vocals. Sing as a group.

MAUREEN: 5th-12th grade, Female: She is a moorhen and Ida's best friend, also known as “aunt” to the ducklings. She can't resist a bit of good gossip. Strong singer and character actress. Duet.

THE CAT: 5th-12th grade, Male/Female: The sly, cunning villain of the show. He/she is manipulative, cunning, and witty. Character actor with comedic timing and strong vocals. Soloist.

GREYLAG: 7th-12th grade, Male: Greylag is a bit of a pompous and stuffy goose. He is a British military type who over-glorifies his mundane activities (i.e. migrating south) to the level of military operation status. Character actor and good vocals. Soloist.

DOT: 6th-12th grade, Female: Greylag's wife. Motherly, kind, and caring. She humors her husband's "over the top" actions. Good singer/actor. Soloist.

BARNACLES, SNOWY, PINKFOOT: 4th-12th grade, Male/Female: The geese in Greylag's "squad." Move well. Sing as a group.

THE BULLFROG: 6th-12th grade, Male: A laidback, self-confident frog who cheers Ugly up. Optimistic and funny, standup comedian type. Must have big personality and comedic timing. Strong singer. Soloist.

PENNY: 7th-12th grade, Female: The young, beautiful swan that becomes friends with Ugly. Kind and sweet.

FATHER SWAN, MOTHER SWAN, (7th-12th grade), BERWICK (2nd-8th grade): Penny's family. Kind, just like Penny. Berwick can be Male or Female.

GRACE: 5th-12th grade, Female: The most distinguished duck on the lake. Very aristocratic, she is considered the queen of the duck yard.

THE TURKEY: 5th-12th grade, Male: The headmaster of the ducklings' school. The Turkey is a bit snobbish and joins in the fun of teasing Ugly.

HENRIETTA: 5th-12th grade, Female: A hen and friend to Maureen. Loves to gossip.

JAY BIRD: 5th-12th grade, Male/Female: An investigative reporter. A typical TV news personality who just wants to exploit a good story.

BLIZZARD SOLOIST: 4th-12th grade, Female: Ensemble member who has a large solo in the blizzard scene. Strong soprano.

VOCAL/DANCE ENSEMBLE: 2nd-12th grade, Male/Female: The remaining actors in the company play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play, they take on roles as barnyard animals, froglets, and part of the blizzard scene. Singers and dancers.

Auditions by Appointment Only
Contact 765-423-7529.
Auditions at Sunnyside Intermediate School (530 N 26th St, Lafayette - Cason St entrance, door #9).
The director is looking for students in 2nd through 12th grade. Those auditioning will be asked to prepare one 16 bar selection of a song from the show, provided by the director. They will also be reading from the script as a group. To sign up for a time slot, please call the Civic Office. Callbacks will be held Wednesday, Dec. 19th from 6:30-8:30 pm. All audition materials can be picked up at the Civic Office.
SundayDecember 16, 20185:00 pm
MondayDecember 17, 20185:30 pm
Performance Dates and Times
FridayMarch 1, 20197:30 pm
SaturdayMarch 2, 20197:30 pm
SundayMarch 3, 20192:30 pm
Design & Direction
Melinda Miller
Musical Director
Monica Shaeffer
Stage Manager
Amelia Goins