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PLAYBILL WESTMINSTER THEATR E


WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY presents

A part of THE BROADWAY JUNIOR COLLECTION ™ Music by George Stiles Book & lyrics by Anthony Drewe January 17 and 18, 2014 7 p.m. Westminster Christian Academy Theatre HONK! will run for 75 minutes with no intermission. Honk! is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International, 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019.


DIRECTOR’S NOTE When choosing a musical for middle school, I had several criteria in mind. First, I wanted to pick a show that had many roles and good parts for both boys and girls. Second, the story needed to have some exciting dance numbers and singable music for 7th and 8th grade students. Finally, the show needed to have a meaningful message. I ended up choosing Honk, the story of The Ugly Duckling, because I love how the story teaches that beauty often takes time to develop and that we should not judge a book by its cover. After Hans Christian Andersen wrote the beloved tale, it was said that the story was an autobiography of his own life. Andersen was a tall, ugly boy with a big nose and large feet. When he grew up, he developed a beautiful singing voice and a passion for the theatre. Unfortunately, he was cruelly teased and mocked by other children during his childhood. Other stories suggest that Andersen was the illegitimate son of prince Christian Frederik (later King Christian VIII of Denmark), and that he found this out some time before he wrote the book. It is speculated that being a swan (in the story) was a metaphor not only for inner beauty and talent but also for secret royal lineage. I hope you enjoy our presentation of Honk with its clever characters – including Drake, Ida, Cat, Greylag, and Frog, to name a few – and that you enjoy the humorous dialogue. Please cheer Ugly on as he discovers his purpose and calling in life! - Kathy Eichelberger


THE PROGRAM Scene 1

The Duckyard “A Poultry Tale” .......... Drake, Ida, Maureen, Cat, Chorus “The Joy of Motherhood” .............................. Ida, Maureen “Different” (Pre-Reprise) .................................................. Ida “Hold Your Head Up High” .................................. Ida, Ugly “Look at Him!” ........... Ducklings, Ida, Drake, Cat, chorus “Different” ....................................................................... Ugly

Scene 2

Kitty-Cat Snack Shack “Play with Your Food” ..................... Cat, Ugly, Cat friends

Scene 3

The Duckyard “Every Tear a Mother Cries” ............................................ Ida

Scene 4

The Marshlands “The Wild Goose Chase” .............................. Greylag, Dot, Cat, Chorus

Scene 5

The Duckyard “The Joy of Motherhood” (Reprise) .......................... Drake

Scene 6

The Marshlands “Warts and All” .............................. Bullfrog, Ugly, Froglets

Scene 7

Winter in the Marshlands “The Blizzard” ............................ Alexa Rosenberg, Chorus Transformation Sequence - “Different” .......................... Ida

Scene 8

The Duckyard “Look at Him” (Reprise) ....... Ugly, Drake, Turkey, Grace, Ducklings, Chorus Curtain Call “Warts and All” (Reprise)


CAST

Mark Geisz

Emily Zell

Damon Beckemeyer

Ben Schick

Ty Jones

Allison Broadhurst

Olivia Strange

Mallory Horn

Jessica Wilson

Mitchell Farmer

Chloe Kellom

Grant Osmon


CAST

Abby Cockerham

J. J. Noa

Sean Webb

Charlie Wu

Natalie Brown

Jada Ferguson

Nikki Breneman

Mikey LeVar

Micah Gooch

Connor Evans

Josh Brown


CAST Ugly ................................................................................... MARK GEISZ Ida ........................................................................................ EMILY ZELL Drake ............................................................ DAMON BECKEMEYER Beaky ................................................................................. BEN SCHICK Billy .......................................................................................... TY JONES Fluff ............................................................ ALLISON BROADHURST Downy .................................................................... OLIVIA STRANGE Maureen ................................................................... MALLORY HORN Cat ............................................................................. JESSICA WILSON Turkey ................................................................. MITCHELL FARMER Henrietta ................................................................... CHLOE KELLOM Greylag ....................................................................... GRANT OSMON Dot ...................................................................... ABBY COCKERHAM Barnacles .................................................................................... J. J. NOA Pinky ................................................................................... SEAN WEBB Snowy .............................................................................. CHARLIE WU Grace ....................................................................... NATALIE BROWN The Bullfrog ............................................................ JADA FERGUSON Penny ..................................................................... NIKKI BRENEMAN Father Swan ................................................................... MIKEY LEVAR Mother Swan ............................................................. MICAH GOOCH Bewick ...................................................................... CONNOR EVANS JayBird ............................................................................. JOSH BROWN Farmer ............................................................................ MIKEY LEVAR Little Froglet ........................................................ JOSIAH FERGUSON Girl Voice .................................................................. MELINDA BLUM Boy Voice ....................................................................... COLE COFFEE Blizzard Soloist .................................................. ALEXA ROSENBERG Dance Captain .................................................... ANNA BOHLMANN Dance Captain .................................................. ALEXA ROSENBERG


CHORUS Savannah Arnold, Melinda Blum, Josh Brown, Anna Bohlmann, Cole Coffee, Connor Evans, Mary Grace Fellows, Emma Gion, Micah Gooch, Kayla Hawkins, Hannah Hickel, Mikey LeVar, Anna Johnson, Sophie Johnson, Maggie Kehr, Kalei Layton, Matthew Moore, Abby Nixon, J. J. Noa, Ashley Peterman, Jack Provin, Alexa Rosenberg, Jordan Shaw, Morgan Sickels, Abby Staats, Chloe Thomas, Sean Webb, Charlie Wu, Raphaella Zavaglia BLIZZARD DANCERS Anna Bohlmann, Abby Nixon, J. J. Noa, Ashley Peterman, Alexa Rosenberg, Jordan Shaw, Chloe Thomas, Sean Webb, Raphaella Zavaglia


CREATIVE TEAM Director/Producer ..................................................... Kathy Eichelberger Choreographer ................................................................ Philip Waldron Costumes ............................................ Helen Scott, Kathy Eichelberger, Joy Breneman Set Construction ............................................................ John Dickerson Set Art .......................... Emma Glasgow, Aleeah Harden, Tom Lieber, Dan Luedders, Ben Myers, Nichole Romich, Hanna Vitiello Audio & Lights .................................. Taylor Davidson, Thomas Lauer, Michael Pritchett, Pam Smith, Han Kim, Daniel Welker Makeup & Hair ............................. Sharon Bohlmann, Hannah Geisz, Mary Heyl, Helen Scott, Lisa Horn, Tori Arnold Stage Manager .................................................................. Jordan Vitiello Tickets .................................... Diane Miller and Bookstore volunteers, Karen Brown, Hilary Coffee, Nancy Provin, Loren Wilson Art Assistance ........................................................................ Lara Goeke Poster/Art ............................................................................. Matt Goebel Set Crew ................................. Andrew Eichelberger, Christopher Heyl Casting ................... Kathy Eichelberger, Kristen Jannsen, Taylor Orr, Helen Scott, Eric Taylor, Phillip Waldron Backstage Assistants ................... Kristin Janssen, Deanna Vandegriff, Teri Haxel, Ashley Woodall Assistance/Advice .......................................................... Allen Schwamb



Honk! Middle School Musical Program 2014