June 26 & 29 Auditions for HONK! JR.

The classic story of the Ugly Duckling comes to new, musical life in HONK! JR., a heartwarming tale of being different and the lessons we can all learn. MCP Foundations will present HONK! JR. on November 7-10, 2019, at the Town Hall Theater in Middlebury.

Aspiring performers are invited to audition either date
(just come once):

Wednesday, June 26th:
Register at 6:00pm,
start at 6:30pm (end by 9:00pm)

Saturday, June 29th:
Register at 9:30am,
start at 10:00am (end by 12:30pm)

at Mary Hogan Elementary School
201 Court Street, Middlebury, VT 05753

• Please arrive on time to complete the audition forms. A song and simple dance will be taught, and everyone will read from the script.
• Approximately 24 roles (plus ensemble) for children of any gender ages 8-16.
• Auditioners must have parental permission to audition and perform, and be 8 years old by September 1, 2019 (exceptions may be made for mature younger children).
• Newcomers and first-timers are encouraged to audition. Help behind the scenes with costumes, makeup, props, lights and set will be needed.
• MCP’s Foundations program exists to give the young and not-so-young a first opportunity to explore the joys of community theater. Please join us!

Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s story “The Ugly Duckling.” Music by George Stiles, Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe (the team who wrote the musical Mary Poppins). For MCP: Directed, choreographed & musical direction by Kymberly Breckenridge; produced by Tom Noble; stage managed by Margaret Gish; production support by Dora Greven and Mary Longey.

‘Ugly’ looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. 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.

For a full list of characters, click HONK! JR. Characters.

Questions? Email info@middleburycommunityplayers.org.

MCP Foundations is the “educational wing” of the Players, created to introduce young people and their families to theater as part of the Players’ ongoing mission of supporting and promoting theater in Addison County.

HONK! JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com