Acceptance and tolerance are just two of the themes surrounding the children's musical Honk Jr., whch opens at Shelby County Community Theatre tonight.
Honk Jr. will go on Sept. 21, 22, 28, and 29 at 7:30 p.m. each night. Matinee shows, meanwhile, will occur on Sept. 23 and 30 at 2:30 p.m. each day. All performances are to happen at Shelby County Community Theatre, located at 801 Main Street in downtown Shelbyville, KY.
Tickets for each show are $15 for adults, $12 for children, and $10 for students. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 502-633-0242. More information on the show can be found at the Shelby County Community Theatre website.
Honk Jr. is a children's musical based on Hans Christian Andersen's renowned story The Ugly Duckling. A duck literally named Ugly lives a life in the countryside being shunned by other barnyard animals. That is, except for his mother, Ida, and a cat that would like to have Ugly as a meal. Throughout the show, the barnyard animals will learn about tolerance and acceptance. Children watching the show will learn the same lessons.
George Stiles created the music for Honk Jr. while Anthony Drewe created the lyrics and script. James Ray Morgan directed the production for Shelby County Community Theatre.
Following Honk Jr., Shelby County Community Theatre will present the Christmas classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. The proadution will run in November and December.
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