Caryl Crane Youth Theatre
Youth Theatre

Music by: George Stiles
Book and Lyrics by: Anthony Drewe
Based on "The Ugly Duckling" by Hans Christian Andersen

Show Description:
“Honk!” by George Stiles (composer) and Anthony Drewe (books and lyrics) was selected as the 2000 Olivier award’s “Best New Musical.” A contemporary comic adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” “Honk! JR.” follows the character Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home, with only his loving mother, Ida, searching for him.  Along his harrowing yet hilarious journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. The musical is so inspirational in its message of acceptance and tolerance that the Ministry of Education in Israel has made it compulsory viewing for school children.

Staff and Cast:

Director: Pierre-Jacques Brault
Musical Director: Carrie Hill Leech

Gracie Keener (Ida)
Nathan Hoty (Drake)
Josh Eastlake (Ugly)
Daniel Keener (Cat)
DeAreia Lanier (Maureen)
Cassie Battiste (Queenie)
Erica Henning (Lowbutt)
Jack Kaple (Greylag/Bullfrog)
Tia Wightman (Dot)
Lottie Arnold (Henrietta)
Christopher Eirons (Turkey)
Holly Wenzinger (Grace)
Rebekah Klepper (Pinkfoot)
Jake Koba (Barnacles)
Bryce Nevison (Cooked)
Kate Doyle (Canada)
Katie Redmond (Snowy)
Elijah Routh (Jay Bird/ Rooster/Father Swan)
Alaina Parkinson (Berwick, Sister Swan)
Lily Franks (Mother Swan)
Ben Parnell (Brother Swan)
Caylin McCormick (Penny)
Marisa Graybil (Blizzard soloist)
Bryce Dials (Billy)
Ryan Humphrey (Downy)
Liv Roth (Beaky)
Claire Daugherty (Fluff)
Kelsey Swain (Coot #2)
Mary Vavroch (Coot #1)
Maisey Frederick (Mrs. Shelduck)
Hannah Piwinski (Baby Shelduck)
Celia Chamberlain (Webbed)
Jadyn Towns (Baby Goose)
Alyssa Kranz (Mother Goose)

Tickets and Press

February 2 - February 5


7pm Thursday
7:30pm Friday
2pm Saturday
2pm Sunday

(419) 626-1950

Caryl Crane Youth Theatre
1 University Drive

Huron, Ohio 44839

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