One Act, Book Musical, Pop / Rock, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
In the London season featuring the appearance of Disney’s The Lion King,
HONK! – a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly
Duckling – became a stand-out, even winning the 2000 Olivier Award (the
British equivalent of the Tony® Award) for Best New Musical.
Now adapted for young performers, and with a score
by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (dubbed “The brightest hopes for the
future of the British musical” by The London Daily Telegraph),
HONK! JR. is the story of Ugly, an awkward
duck whose 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. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey, he
not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but also finds
love and acceptance in all its forms.
hilarious, but also deeply moving, HONK!
JR. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of
laughter and tears. Featuring a flexible cast size, HONK!
JR. can be performed with simple sets and costumes. No
feathers or fur necessary! Its charm, humor, and message of tolerance is
perfect for any audience.
Visit the Honk! JR. page on MTI ShowSpace to share and view photos, video, costume and prop rentals and more. Click here.
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow was originally staged as a concert organized by The Whitney Museum in 1983 in Stephen Sondheim’s honor—the same year he was elected to the American Institute of Arts and Letters.