Ugly Duckling Musical HONK! at Wheelock Family Theatre
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The last date listed for HONK! was Friday February 26, 2010 / 7:00pm.
Currently at Wheelock Family Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $25.00 - $30.00
- Our Price:
- $12.50 - $15.00
Riffing on The Wizard of Oz but based in Chinese folklore, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a magical adventure with a lot of heart. It's the story of Minli, the daughter of poor farmers who barely scrape by. Inspired by her father's tales and a magic goldfish, Minli sets off to find the Old Man of the Moon and learn the secret of good fortune. Along the way she encounters royalty, dragons and fantastic stories, and through them she learns what good fortune really means. Based on the 2010 Newbery Honors book, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a beautifully-told fantasy that will keep kids entranced as they join Minli on her journey. Learn More
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Our first time here - Wonderful Fun Show! Great for kids & adults. We (two adults) enjoyed the creative staging, fun music and very talented performers - very professionally done. We plan to keep an eye out for future shows to attend.
A rollicking comic musical; winner of the 2000 OLIVIER Award for Best Musical.
Directed by Jane Staab with musical direction by Jon Goldberg.
Mother duck Ida has been sitting-not so patiently-on her nestful of eggs, while her husband Drake “ducks” his share of parental responsibilities. When Billy, Beaky, Downy, and Fluff finally emerge, they are proper quacking ducklings. But when Egg #5-the big one-cracks open it reveals something altogether different. Ugly honks when the others quack, he’s bullied and teased because he doesn’t look like a duckling, his own father claims he’s created a monster. But Ida loves her child just as he is and tells him that it’s what’s inside that matters. Unfortunately, the roguish local cat agrees and lures Ugly over to his house “for lunch.” Ugly manages to slip off the menu, but he lands in trouble in the middle of nowhere. While the heartbroken Ida searches for him, Ugly sets off on a quest to find home. Along the way, he meets an eccentric assortment of creatures-from a ragtag squadron of geese to a philosophical bullfrog-who help him see the value of his own difference. In the end, Ugly finds home, himself, the ability to forgive even his worst enemies, and the confidence to make an important decision about his future. Brimful with wisecracking fun and a rollicking score, at its heart HONK! is a tender story of love and the meaning of being different.