Saturday, June 7, 2014 - Sunday, June 8, 2014
HONK! A tuneful, witty retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling, is an enchanting comic musical for the entire family. After he is lured away from his home by a wily Cat, an odd-looking baby duck named Ugly goes on a quest to find his mother. With the help of new friends that he meets along the way (including a comical troupe of geese and an ebullient bullfrog) his journey home becomes an adventure – and an exuberant celebration of being different.
Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, Honk! is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Written by Anthony Drewe and George Stiles (who recently contributed additional songs to the Broadway production of Mary Poppins), Honk! is ideal for our forest theater – a comedic treat perfect for the whole family. Come early and enjoy a picnic lunch under the firs – and stay after for a hike to “Big Tree.”
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The tradition of outdoor theater is alive and well at the Kitsap Forest Theater, and continues this spring with HONK!. Each weekend from Memorial Day through Father’s Day, the Mountaineers Players will present this tuneful, witty retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling at 2:00 pm. Both residents of the Kitsap Peninsula and visitors from Seattle and beyond will delight in this family-friendly production at the beautiful Kitsap Forest Theater, located just west of Bremerton.
A quarter-mile trail transports visitors to another time and place where stories for all ages have come to life since 1923. The presentation of our spring show coincides with the blooming of the wild rhododendrons that grow along the hillsides and down the trail to the theater. Generations of theatergoers have enjoyed the scenic drive or ferry ride to the theater, and often come early to picnic under the firs before the trail to the theater opens at 1:00 pm.
With HONK! in the spring and Annie in the summer, the Kitsap Forest Theater’s 2014 season will weave classic stories with music and dance – taking them from the page to the stage in two delightful productions that will appeal to young and old alike.
Director: Adam Othman; Music Director: Amy Beth Lindvall; Choreographer: Heather Dawson; Set Designer: Chris Stanley; Costumer: Barbara Klingberg; Props: Nancy Estill; Accompanist: Greg Smith & Laurie Andres; Stage Manager: Renee Cyr; Producer: Gala Lindvall