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Junior Theatre Auditions

All auditions take place at the A2CT Studio at 322 West Ann St, A2 MI, 48104


directed by Denyse Clayton | musical direction by Jennifer Goltz-Taylor
Ann Arbor Civic Theatre’s Junior Theatre program announces auditions for its spring musical, Honk! Jr., directed by Denyse Clayton. Auditions take place Friday, February 24 from 6:30-8:30 PM and Saturday, February 25 from 2-4 PM, with callbacks scheduled for Sunday, February 26 from 2-4 PM. All auditions and callbacks are at the Ann Arbor Civic Theatre Studio, 322 West Ann Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. Rehearsals for this production will be Mondays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 PM, and Sundays from 3-5 PM. Performances are May 5-7, 2017, at the Arthur Miller Theatre on UM’s North Campus. There will be multiple performance on Saturday and Sunday.

Auditions are open to young actors currently in grades 3-12. No pre-registration is required. Actors should plan to arrive a few minutes early to fill out forms, and plan to stay for the duration of the audition. Auditioners only need to attend one of the general audition sessions (Friday 2/24 or Saturday 2/25), and they do not need to prepare anything. All songs and dances will be taught to the group. Everyone should come dressed to move, and with long hair tied back.

 Honk! Jr. is the musical adventure of Ugly, an out-of-the-ordinary duckling on a journey of self-discovery. A quirky cast of animal characters assist Ugly, and help him avoid Cat, who would like to have him for dinner. Audiences are sure to enjoy this sweet and fun retelling of a familiar story with the message that different is not a bad thing to be!




Ida – Ugly’s Mom.  Sweet and feisty.  Extremely protective of her son.

Maureen – A moorhen and Ida’s best friend.

Dot – A goose, Greylag’s wife.  Motherly type.

Penny – Young, beautiful swan. *no solo singing

Mother Swan – Penny’s Mother. *no solo singing

Grace – Aristocratic, Queen of the duckyard.

Henrietta – Friend of Ida and Maureen’s.  *no solo singing



Ugly – Ugly duckling.  Main character.

Drake – Ida’s husband, Ugly’s father. Sarcastic.

Greylag – A pompous, military type goose.

Bullfrog – A laid back, self confident, comedian type

Father Swan – Penny’s Father. *no solo singing



The Cat – the sly, cunning villain of the show.

Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy – the ducklings (Ugly’s brothers and sisters) * no solo

Barnacles, Snowy, Pinkfoot – the geese in Greylag’s squad *no solo singing

Bewick – a swan sibling of Penny *no solo singing

The Turkey – snobby headmaster of duckling’s school. *no solo singing

Jaybird/Maggie Pie – A TV news personality *no solo singing