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Wheelock Family Theatre
Wheelock College 200 The Riverway Boston, MA 02215
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8 events
6 reviews
11 stars
Parking in the garage is $7.00 if you prepay but only $6.00 if you pay after thessshowshow.andI think s
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2 reviews
6 stars
Hot pretzels, cookies, water, coffee and apple juice. $1 each
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12 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 05 2010

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.

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29 events
7 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 26 2010

The lead duck/swan was outstanding. Every part of the play was very well done. Parking for the theatre was the only negative issue about the event.

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5 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 29 2010

Great songs and rapport with the audience. The message of appreciating differences is important for children to internalize. Your cast and this program helps that happen. The show was a bit long for children to sit through at the end of a...continued

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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.