Upper Darby Summer Stage Hatches Honk!, Jr. July 31, August 1 and 2

A loveable Ugly Duckling discovers it’s what is on the inside that matters most!

July 18, 2019Drexel Hill, PA.– A barnyard full of wacky farm animals cries “Fowl” as a surprising newcomer hatches when Summer Stage presents Honk!, Jr.  on July 31, August 1 and 2 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9 – $13 and may be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the Box Office at 610.622.1189. The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill, at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes from the Main Line and Center City. Parking is free.

Honk!, Jr. is a delightful adaptation of the beloved Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Ugly Duckling. From his first moments outside the shell, Ugly’s parents realize he is not like the other children. Instead of a “quack,” Ugly (Michael Selfridge of Havertown) squawks a loud “honk” which begins his adventures with a hungry Cat (Olivia Nast of Drexel Hill), a marching band of geese, and a wise old Bullfrog (Myles Knight of Drexel Hill) who reminds Ugly to accept other people “Warts and All.” When Ugly is lured away, Ugly’s mom Ida (Caroline Conway from Ardmore) is determined to find him. Director Pat Walsh of Aldan leads a talented cast through tuneful songs and comical characters in a deeply moving story of a mother’s love for her different child and the courage it takes to accept those who are special. 

Children are invited to arrive early for fun pre-show activities and stay after the show to meet cast members!Honk!, Jr. is ideal for ages four and up and free babysitting is offered for those who are too young to enjoy the show quietly.

Upper Darby Summer Stage and the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center are jointly sponsored by Upper Darby Township Mayor and Council and the Upper Darby School District Board of School Directors through the Department of Recreation and Leisure Services. 

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About Upper Darby Summer Stage:

Upper Darby Summer Stage is a national leader in creating outstanding performances for the community while empowering young people and entertaining families. Now in its 44thseason the program presents six Children’s Theatre productions and a professional quality Broadway musical. This year’s Mainstage production is Big Fish playing five performances on August 2, 3, 9, and 10.

Summer Stage offers programs for students as young as 10 and up to age 28. Upper Darby Summer Stage is not only a great place to see a spectacular show, but also a great place for students to grow as artists and as young people! Visit www.udpac.orgfor more information.

Press Release: For Immediate Release

Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina • UDPAC.LaurenSY@gmail.com

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