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!
HONK, JR.! CHARACTER
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.
Young, beautiful swan. *no solo singing
– Penny’s Mother. *no solo singing
Aristocratic, Queen of the duckyard.
Friend of Ida and Maureen’s. *no solo singing
Ugly – Ugly
duckling. Main character.
Ida’s husband, Ugly’s father. Sarcastic.
Greylag – A
pompous, military type goose.
Bullfrog – A
laid back, self confident, comedian type
– Penny’s Father. *no solo singing
The Cat –
the sly, cunning villain of the show.
Fluff, Billy, Downy – the ducklings (Ugly’s brothers and sisters) * no solo
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
Pie – A TV news personality *no solo