SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — Park Middle School’s Drama Club will stage Honk! Junior as its spring musical production, March 24-26. Kaitlyn Reiser, the vocal music teacher at Coles Elementary School, is directing the show.

The kids have been working diligently since December to put on a great show, and you won’t be disappointed!” says Reiser. “It’s a great show for adults and children alike, and I am amazed at the talent these middle school students possess! You won’t want to miss this!

Honk! Junior will feature Park Middle students in the 6th through 8th grades. Miss Reiser is ecstatic to be directing her first show! She recently earned her Masters in Music Education from New York University and is always pursuing the most recent research and practices in music education.

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Honk! Junior, written by George Styles and Anthony Drewe, is the re-telling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale The Ugly Duckling. Transformed into a modern musical comedy, Honk! Junior is appropriate for everyone in the family. Honk! tells the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat, Ugly must find his way, while his loving mother, Ida, searches for him. Along his journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny but he also finds love and acceptance. Honk!, with all of its wonderful humor, charm and message of tolerance, is perfect for audiences of all ages.

Show Dates:

  • Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Park Middle School
580 Park Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

Press questions? Please contact Dawn Smith at dsmith708@yahoo.com.

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