Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School Summer Theatre will present Honk!, Jr.
, a musical version of the classic Ugly Duckling tale, next week. 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. The little duck 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.
Performances of this all-ages production are scheduled for Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m.and Friday, July 17, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at H-F High School. Tickets ($7/adult, $5/student/child/senior) are available now at the school's Campus Store and will also be available at the door. The H-F production will be directed by Jill Bonavia, H-F drama teacher; features local students from Grades 2-12; and is offered under license by Music Theatre International.
Homewood-Flossmoor Community High School District 233 is a three-time National Blue Ribbon award-winning school and an IB World School that offers more than 20 Advanced Placement courses. The campus is located at 999 Kedzie Avenue in Flossmoor, Ill. For more information, call or click: hfhighschool.org, 708-799-3000.
Ugly — William Knox
Ida — Elaina Dague
The Cat — Ava Jones
Drake — Kenneth Bivens
Maureen / Blizzard Soloist / Ensemble — Joan Karstrom
The Bullfrog / Ensemble — Jeremiah Lee
Greylag (Goose) / Blizzard Vocalist / Ensemble — Barbara Burns
Dot (Goose) / Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Meg Doran
Penny (Swan) / Ensemble — Brianna Valentine
Grace / Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Symone Moore
Beaky (Duckling) / Ensemble — Maggie Sterning
Fluff (Duckling) / Ensemble — Mary Holland
Billy (Duckling) / Ensemble — Jack Johnson
Downy (Duckling) / Ensemble — Cami McGill-Smith
Pinkfoot (Gosling) / Blizzard Vocalist / Ensemble — Emily Thompson
Snowy (Gosling) / Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Audrey Simmons
Barnacles (Gosling) / Blizzard Vocalist / Ensemble — Aubrey Mandichak
Jay Bird / Ensemble — Dillon Taylor
Henrietta / Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Elizabeth Lampley
The Turkey / Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Grace McKillip
Mother Swan / Ensemble — Hannah Monteilh
Father Swan / Ensemble — Khari Anderson
Bewick (Swan) / Ensemble — Hailey Walker
Farmer / Ensemble — Myles Walker
Blizzard Dancer / Ensemble — Elanna Lloyd
Ensemble — Vivian Ebon, Flannery Marak, Cameron Massatt, Lea Ryndak & Charlotte Symowicz