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

Coleman Auditorium
Gualala Arts Center
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Fri,   February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Sat,  February 19, 7:00 p.m.
Sun, February 20, 2:00 p.m.

  Fri,   February 25, 7:00 p.m.
Sat,  February 26, 7:00 p.m.
Sun, February 27, 2:00 p.m.


Honk! Honk! is a charming and challenging piece of theater that tells the story of Hans Christian Andersen's 'Ugly Duckling' in a way that will be enjoyable to children and with wit and innuendo that will appeal to adults. The music is reminiscent of 'old Broadway.' It is tuneful and jazzy, with lyrics that are 'laugh out loud' clever. In fact it won the 2000 Olivier Award in England - beating out such stiff competition as "The Lion King" and "Mama Mia!"

Lynne Atkins, director, says "We have created an ensemble cast for this show, meaning that all but three actors will play multiple roles - as well as take part in the chorus. This will be a bit different from our previous shows, allowing for the cast to stretch their creative wings!"

Honk! Honk!

Honk! program
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Honk! is also different from previous Art Center Theater productions since none of the characters on stage are human. "This is a fun opportunity for our local performers to build a character that has the traits of an animal or bird, but with the sense and emotions of a human being. Performers must find a believable medium between human and animal. For example; is Ida a duck first and then a mother? Or is it the other way around?" says Atkins. "We have assembled a wonderful cast. Our audiences are in for a real treat!"

Ensemble Cast

Honk! Ida - Sabina Walla
Maureen Goose, Blizzard Solo, Chorus - Cassie Grossman
Grace, Lowbutt, Goose, Frog, Chorus - Sita Milchev
Queenie, Goose, Frog, Patty Pigeon, Collage Solo, Chorus - Laura Leigh
Henrietta, Dot, Frog, Chorus - Laurie Kreger
Penny, Maggie Pie, Flighty, Chorus - Joselyn Malik
Connie Crane, Mother Swan, Pinkfoot, Chorus - Suzanne Kritz
Cat - Tony Ariola
Ugly - Phil Atkins
Drake, Greylag, Frog, Chorus - Sam Parsons
Jay Bird, Father Swan, Farmer's Voice, Frog, Beekman - Mike Turner
Bull Frog, Turkey, Barnicles, Chorus - Wayne Harris
Little Beaky, Frog (Solo Froglet), Chorus - Shayla Buechner
Little Billy & Big Billy, Froglet, Chorus - Lorenzo Barrar
Little Downy, Froglet, Chorus - Katie Burfoot
Little Fluff, Froglet, Chorus - Aramé
Little Daisy, Froglet, Chorus - Jaque Malik
Big Beaky, Crow, Fish, Froglet, Chorus - Victoria Ignacio
Big Downy, Crow, Fish, Froglet, Chorus - Sarah Burfoot
Big Fluff, Crow, Froglet, Fish, Chorus - Claire Mcphee
Big Daisy, Crow, Fish, Snowy Goose, Froglet, Chorus - Remi Alexander


Tickets are $20 adults & $10 youth (17 and under); $5 additional if purchased the day of the performance. For advance ticket purchase, go to Brown Paper Tickets or call them at 800-838-3006. To purchase tickets in person, visit the Gualala Arts Center or Dolphin Gallery in Gualala.


Gualala Arts Center
February, 2011

Honk! February, 2011

Honk! February, 2011

Honk! February, 2011

Honk! February, 2011

Honk! February, 2011

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