Press Release: Limelight Performing Arts Center Presents: Honk! The Musical – A Professional Production
Honk! The Musical – Olivier Award for Best Musical – adapted from the world-famous Hans Christian Andersen story “The Ugly Duckling”, incorporating a message of tolerance and acceptance. The book and lyrics are by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles.
The musical is set in the idyllic countryside and features Ugly – a cygnet who is mistaken as an ugly duckling upon falling into his mother’s nest and is rejected by everyone but Ida (his mother), and a sly tomcat who only befriends him out of hunger, and several other barnyard characters. The show is a heartwarming and hilarious celebration of what makes us special. With a cast of incredibly talented Professional Philadelphia Actors (complemented by Limelight’s talented Children’s Professional Chorus), engaging scenery and clever costumes – the show is sure to delight everyone of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.
The Limelight Promise: It’s Plain and Simple – We guarantee you will love this show! You’ll leave the theatre with a smile on your face and will be singing the songs on your drive home! Limelight has quickly established a reputation of GREAT STORYTELLING – brought to life with our own stamp of unique creativity in the intimate black-box theatre we call home. Our location is super-simple with plenty of free parking – you literally park and walk right in!
Show Dates: November 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
Chad Parsons, Ann Pinto McCarney, Paul McElwee, Brian Walsh, Frank Schierloh, Anthony Mauriello, Kaitlin Ryan McKendrick, Sarah Kirk, Kat Lemon, Christin Thomas, and introducing Max Segarnick as Ugly
Including the Cast of Our Children’s Professional Chorus:
Directed By: Zoi Gianneas McNamara
Musical Direction: Matthew Mastronardi
Choreography: Grace Szczepkowski
Assist Choreographer: Olivia Goodwin
Costumes: Erica Imparato
Scenic & Prop Design: Carly Williams
Set Construction: Ed Robins