‘Honk!’ will make you smile

By Kamryn Guye
Times-News

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From left to right: Claire Monroe (duckling): Abigail Giannotti (duckling); Edy Gardner (duckling); Wyatt Halleen (duckling); and Cayden Matthews (Ugly) rehearse a scene from Alamance Children's Theatre's "Honk!" [Nick Chester / Times-News correspondent

Alamance Children’s Theatre brings the classic childhood story of “The Ugly Duckling” to life in its latest production, “Honk!”
Anthony Drewe’s show is a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen story.
It follows a duckling, known by everyone as Ugly (Cayden Matthews). Though Ugly’s father (Shiloh Jones) is dismissive when it comes to parental duties, his mother, Ida, (Madelyn Tubiolo) is attentive. Adventures ensue when Ugly befriends the mischievous Cat (Timothy Hinton) and becomes lost. Through song, dance, laughter and adventure, Ugly must find his way back to his mother before the dreaded winter arrives.
During a rehearsal on Sept. 28, the actors seemed comfortable in their roles. Each song was delivered beautifully and accompanied with amazing choreography.
From beginning to end, “Honk!” will keep you smiling.
NOTE: This show is appropriate for all ages.

Showtimes are 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7 p.m. Oct. 11; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 12; and 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Paramount Theater, 128 E. Front St., Burlington. Tickets are $9 and can be purchased at etix.com; www.burlington.gov/paramount; and by calling 800-514-3849 or visiting the box office between noon and 3 p.m. weekdays or one hour prior to showtime. For more details, call 336-22-8497.

Kamryn Guye is a senior at Williams High School and a Times-News intern. She can be reached at kguye@thetimesnews.com. Charity Apple, Accent editor, Alamance Living editor and Teens & 20s adviser, contributed to this story.

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