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Mt. Savage Middle School’s Drama Underground Puts Their Best Beak Forward in the Musical Honk! JR.

Mount Savage Middle School’s drama club, Drama Underground, proudly announces their spring, 2023 production of Honk! JR. This production will be live on the stage at Mount Savage Middle School one weekend only, Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, April 2 at 2:00 PM. All tickets are $5 and are available at the door or online at
This adaptation of the beloved fable of The Ugly Duckling focuses on creativity and compassion. With music by George Stiles, and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, Honk! JR is based on the well-known story by Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling, and the award-winning full-length musical Honk. This charming family musical
conveys an important message, about being unique, and different. Honk! JR. is adapted for a young cast, as a heartwarming celebration of being different. Through laughter, and a few tears, everyone can see themselves in this cast of cute to curmudgeonly characters. In this witty and hilarious, but also very touching show, the character of Ugly looks quite a bit different from his siblings, and it’s starting to show. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite their mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, Ugly goes on an adventure of self-discovery, while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters, and finds out that being different is not a bad thing to be, especially with these funny fellows.

With an upbeat score and a run time of an hour and 15 minutes, this touching musical is perfect for all ages!