|HONK! is a musical comedy based on "The Ugly Duckling"|
Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling", “Honk!” tells the story of an odd looking baby duck, Ugly, and his quest to find his mother. Soon after Ugly is born, he is enticed away by a wily Cat who wants to eat Ugly for dinner. Eventually, Ugly manages to escape but has no idea how to return home. Along his way, he encounters a beautiful swan, Penny, tangled in a fishing line. After saving her, the two birds fall in love. However, she must return to her flock and fly south for the winter. Eventually, Ugly’s mother finds him frozen in snow. Luckily, her warm tears manage to thaw him out and he comes back to life – as a handsome swan! Soon, Ugly is reunited with Penny and two swans decide to live the rest of their days in the same pond as Ugly’s loyal mother.
Winner of the 2000 Olivier Award for Best New Musical in London, England, HONK! beat out all other new musicals that year, including the newly produced LION KING (the Disney stage production.) Charming to a fault, the story is full of British humour, catchy tunes, and an ending to warm the most stoic of hearts.
Produced under arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York NY.