Venue Details

83 Star Starred
Montgomery Theater
Off Plaza de Cesar Chavez 271 S. Market St. San Jose, CA 95113
408-295-9600
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4.2 average rating
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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

My 11 year old son and I went together and enjoyed the play immensly. It was a great way to share some quality time on a Friday night, and we were both laughing at the play.

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4 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 10 2009

A great time was had by all: 7, 9, and 64 year olds.

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1 review
3 stars
attended Jul 12 2009

Great performance by young actors that my 5 year old sister loved!

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http://www.cmtsj.org/

Description

Prepare for a _Honk_ing 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.