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Directed by Erin Walton
Produced by Noell Krughoff

Auditions Monday & Tuesday
September 27 & 28, 2015  7:00 p.m.
(Callbacks if necessary Sept 30)
SCP OFFSTAGE
1416 S. Miller Ave.
Shelbyville, Indiana

Performances:
November 13-15, 2015
November 17 & 18 (2nd grades), 2015
November 20-22, 2015

Casting needs:  4 male, 4 female, 4 children (can be expanded)

Actor 1 (m/f) - Ugly
Actor 2 (m/f) - Cat
Actor 3 (m)–Drake and Greylag
Actor 4 (m) - Turkey, Barnacles, Bullfrog, and Swan 1
Actor 5 (f) - Ida
Actor 6 (f) - Grace, Dot, Lowbutt and Swan 3
Actor 7 (f) - Maureen, Snowy, Swan 2
Actor 8 (f)– Henrietta, Pinkfoot and Penny
Child Actors (m/f) - Ducklings and Froglets

Synopsis:

Honk! JR. is a heart-warming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all
ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling
duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out,
despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself
on adventure of self-discovery all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way
Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.
Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. will treat audiences to equal amounts of
laughter and tears.

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 16-32 bars of an up-tempo musical theatre selection that shows your range (may
be a song from the show) Accompanist provided. No recorded tracks and no a capella, please.
Come ready to learn a simple dance combination. Actors may be asked to read from the script.



Character Breakdown
UGLY Innocent, easily confused and very impressionable, Ugly doesn't understand why it is wrong being different. Strong singer D4 -
F5

IDA Ugly's mom. Ida is extremely protective of her son and committed to his safety. She is sweet but feisty, and she knows how to
handle her husband, Drake. Strong sopranoF4 - A5

DRAKE Ida's husband. Drake is a sarcastic character. He is the stereotypical sitcom father – often shirking his parental duties. He
should have good comic timing and a strong singing voice. A3-F5

THE DUCKLINGS Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy are Ugly's siblings They are among the "popular" ones in the duck yard who enjoy
making Ugly feel left out. They sing as a group.

MAUREEN A moorhen and Ida's best friend, she can't resist a bit of good gossip. She is the typical annoying and overly affectionate
"aunt." Strong singer G#4 - C#5

HENRIETTA A hen and another of Maureen's friends. Henrietta and Maureen gossip about the goings on in the duck yard. She takes
great pleasure in making fun of Ugly. Ensemble singer

GRACE "The most distinguished duck on the lake." Very aristocratic, she is considered the queen of the duck yard. A little bit
haughty. Ensemble singer

GREYLAG A somewhat pompous goose and washed-up British military type. Sings A4 - C5

DOT Greylag’s wife. A motherly type, she is genuinely concerned with helping Ugly find his mother. Good singer A3 - F5

BARNACLES, SNOWY, PINKFOOT The geese in Greylag's "squad." Good singers

THE CAT The sly, cunning villain of the show. All of the other animals are deathly afraid of him. He is manipulative, cunning, witty
and above all, HUNGRY. Improv skills are a plus. Sings A3 - Eb5

THE BULLFROG A laidback, self confident frog with whom Ugly comes into contact in the second half of the show. Good
improvisational sills and comic timing. This role can be played by a male or female. Good singerA3 - F5

JAY BIRD or MAGGIE PIE An investigative reporter.Typical TV news personality a la "America's Most Wanted."She/He reports a story
about Ugly's disappearance. Ensemble Singer

PENNY The young, beautiful swan that Ugly saves from a tangled fishing net. She is able to see beyond Ugly's looks and she loves
him for who he is. Ensemble singers

FATHER SWAN, MOTHER SWAN & BERWICK Penny's family. They help to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and they
offer to take Ugly with them when they migrate. Ensemble singers

THE TURKEY The headmaster of the ducklings' school. The Turkey is a bit snobbish and joins in the fun of teasing Ugly. There is of
course one word that send shivers down his spine – THANKSGIVING! Ensemble singers

ENSEMBLE The remaining actors in the company play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play they take on
roles as barn yard animals, geese, children at play, froglets, and part of the Blizzard scene.