Honk! Jr.

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The Youth Theatre Workshop 2017 of the Theatre Company of Saugus presents the junior version of the popular musical Honk!  All the cast members are kids ages 8 to 14.  They will not only sing, dance, and act, they will also design and build the set, make the costumes, and do everything else you need to put on a show.

Come see the results of their work.  They present Honk! Jr., the musical version of the story of the Ugly Duckling. 


Adapted for young performers, and with a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Honk! Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! Jr. treats audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

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.

Music by George Stiles.  Book and Lyrics by Anthony Drewe.  Honk! Jr. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI.  www.MTIShows.com.  The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly controlled.

There are three performances, on Friday, July 21 at 7 PM, and on Saturday, July 22 at 2 PM and 7 PM.

Tickets for the show are $15 for adults, or $12 for seniors, children, or students.  All the information about getting tickets is on our Tickets page.

The dates of the workshop are July 10-14 and 17-21, 2015.  Sessions run from 9 AM until 4 PM Monday through Thursday, and 12 Noon until 4 PM on Fridays.

The location of both weeks of the workshop and of the performances will be at St. John’s Episcopal Church.  On Central Street at the corner of Prospect Street, in Saugus, Massachusetts.  This location is wheelchair accessible, unlike the usual location for TCS events, upstairs at the American Legion, which is not.  See our Directions page.

We are thrilled to announce the cast of Honk Jr.

  • Ugly – Mia Tringale
  • Ida – Grace Antonelli
  • Drake – Dillon Bresnahan
  • Maureen – Gabriella Martin
  • The Cat – Zack Perry
  • Turkey – Gianna Ferace
  • Bullfrog – Kate Petipas
  • Grace – Paige McNeill
  • Henrietta – Caitlyn Muldoon
The Geese:
  • Greylag – Ariana Brown
  • Dot – Rhianon Brown
  • Barnacles – Natalie Brown
  • Snowy – Katie Appel
The Ducklings:
  • Downy – Liorah Salina-Thomas
  • Billy – Samantha Gould
  • Fluff – Ethan Hildonen
  • Beaky – Olivia Moore
  • Intern – Meeghan Bresnahan
  • Intern – Autumn Dion
  • Intern – Sabrina Ornae

Our teachers leading the workshop are all returnees from previous years:

  • Shawn Gelzleichter is the vocal coach for the workshop and the music director of the show.
  • Amanda Allen is the dance instructor and the choreographer and producer of the show.
  • Britt Mitchell is the acting coach and the stage director.
  • Jen Gelzleichter is the technical theater instructor and the stage manager of the show.

We are grateful to the Saugus Cultural Council for their grant in support of the workshop.

For more info the workshop or the performances, or to reserve tickets, email us at TCSaugus@gmail.com or call us at 781-816-7019.