Redwood ‘Honks!’ for audience

May 2, 2008 — by Jennifer Tien

Redwood Middle School students will be presenting “Honk!” for their spring musical in the McAfee Center after several month qs of hard work in rehearsals.

“The kids are exhilarated and waiting to perform,” said Jill Milton, the co-chair of the musical, “They keep asking us if all the shows are sold out because they are really fired up about what they have to show the community.”

The award-winning musical is loosely based off Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling. Written by British team of Drew and Stiles, the play teaches about acceptance of difference and that “the world is a big place with lots of possibilities” to different people.

“The play is appealing for all ages,” says Milton. “Even those uber sophisticated high school students.”

The play includes a plethora of barnyard animals, including geese, tomcats, bullfrogs, ducks and a cat-and-hen comedy duo.

The actors are divided into two groups: the Drumstick and the Wings cast. The Drumsticks cast performs on May 2 and 3 at 7 p.m. and May 10 at 2 p.m. The Wings Cast performs May 3 at 2 p.m., and May 9 and 10th at 7 p.m. Tickets are sold in the Activities Office, students for $10 and adults for $13.

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