Children's Musical Theater Presents Honk!, Based on "The Ugly Duckling"
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The last date listed for Honk! was Friday July 17, 2009 / 7:00pm.
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La Périchole, Jacques Offenbach's opera buffa, comes to Montgomery Theater. The opera equivalent of musical-theater comedy, this fully staged three-act opera concerns two impoverished Peruvian street-singers, too poor to afford a marriage license, and a lecherous viceroy, who wishes to make the female street singer, named La Périchole, his mistress. Set in 1950s Lima, with music that's diverse and delightful, the opera is performed in English with supertitles. It contains some of Offenbach's most charming music, filled with boleros, seguidillas and galops. Learn More
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Featured review from Janet J.
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It was a cute little show and there were some very talented actors....I enjoyed, but was a struggle to hold young grandson's (3 1/2) interest to even make it to intermission.....My other grandson (5 1/2) seemed to enjoy and a challenge to figure what parts actors were playing by their costumes ...It would have been more helpful if costumes resembled a little more the parts they were playing.....It was their first introduction to stage acting and I will probably try another play with the older grandson, but will wait a year or 2 for the younger one.
In closing, in promoting this play, I think it would be better to mention some age guidelines.....It would have been helpful to me.
Prepare for a Honking good family experience when Hans Christian Andersen's classic tale of "The Ugly Duckling" - set to music and performed by the Rising Star casts ages 10-14 - comes to Children's Musical Theater San Jose.
This wonderful, warm-hearted and colorful story is directed by Lindsey O'Connell and choreographed by Alex Acevedo. It's not just children who will leave the theater uplifted, singing and happy - it's children of all ages.
"Warmth, joy, lessons learned, and great music - this is a show for the entire family," said CMT Artistic Director Kevin Hauge. "We are so proud to have Lindsey O'Connell and Alex Acevedo working with the cast for this show. The actors are having a wonderful experience and it translates to the audience in every performance."
Honk! is the story we all know and love. Poor Ugly! When he's hatched, all he can do is make a strange "honk" sound instead of a "quack!" Every child in the audience will understand how that feels - especially when the barnyard animals taunt and tease Ugly for being different. Then, Ugly goes on a search for his mother - a search full of adventures - and finds that he is not ugly at all - but valued and valuable and wonderful.
The show has become a perpetual favorite, winning hearts and awards. It has also received three Best Musical awards: the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award, The FNB Award in South Africa and the Elliot Norton Award in the USA. It's a delightful production by one of Silicon Valley's most valuable assets, the Children's Musical Theater San Jose.
Photo by: Chris Ayers
About the Ticket Supplier: CMT San Jose
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose is a leader in the world of youth theater companies, renowned for its innovative spirit in every area of programming.
CMT is committed to providing excellent, accessible musical theater training and youth theater performances for young audiences, families and the entire Silicon Valley region. CMTSJ has 3 age groups:
1) The Marquee productions (age 19+) has become a CMT tradition and highlights CMT’s full artistic potential with high-caliber entertainment that benefits the organization and the community
2) Mainstage Productions (featuring high school and college age performers) has made a name for itself within the local arts scene as well as on a national level with unprecedented recognition
3) Rising Stars productions inspire younger performers, ages 6-14 and their families to develop their passion for musical theater.