Honk! Jr – The musical tale of the Ugly Duckling

Children's / Theatre
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A contemporary comic adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”. Honk! Jr. has been adapted for young audiences from the London production which won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical - written by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles (Mary Poppins). The story follows “Ugly”, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbours. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home, with only his loving mother Ida searching for him. Along his harrowing yet hilarious journey, he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. The musical is so inspirational in its message of acceptance and tolerance that the Ministry of Education in Israel has made it compulsory viewing for school children.

They are a joy to watch and a pleasure to listen to … it is a real crowd pleaser.
The Blurb
Emily Svarnias as Ida, the mother duck, was outstanding… She was the most glamorous-looking duck I’ve ever seen
Stage Whispers
Top marks from both parents and kids.

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Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Presented by:
Young Australian Broadway Chorus

Fun and fabulous musical theatre performances for kids, by kids, that parents will love!

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus (YABC) returns to the Adelaide Fringe. If you missed their 2014 production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat be sure to get your tickets to see Honk Jr!

**** 4 stars "Any parent/grandparent looking for a quality alternative to blockbuster shows...would do well to head along to a production by the Young Australian Broadway
Chorus." Annika Priest, Melbourne Leader, Review of YABC production of Disney Aladdin Jr.

“Honk! Jr” is an exceptionally high quality production of a modern version of Hans Christian Anderson’s tale “The Ugly Duckling”.
Play & Go Adelaide

Recent sell-out seasons by the YABC include Disney Beauty & the Beast Jr and The Secret Garden ~ Spring Version (2016), Disney The Little Mermaid Jr and Disney Aladdin Jr (2015) to name just a few.

The Young Australian Broadway Chorus is a dynamic, specialised musical theatre course for 8 -18 year olds, providing an exciting mix of tuition and onstage performance.

A division of Stage School Australia

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Odeon Theatre

57A Queens St, Norwood, 5067


Odeon Theatre

57A Queens St, Norwood, 5067

Content Warnings

Family Friendly: YES

Age Suitability: G

Other showings

This show is also appearing at the following venues: