The Cherokee Community Theatre will be presenting a special educational performance of the musical "Honk Jr." for elementary students on Friday, January 28 at the Cherokee Community Center. The play will then be performed for the general public at 2 p.m. each day on Saturday, Jan. 29 and Sunday, Jan. 30.
"Honk Jr." is a contemporary musical re-telling of Hans Christian Anderson's classic story, 'The Ugly Duckling.' Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors, is separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry Cat. Through his rollicking and harrowing journey, kids learn that being different is okay, and that somewhere out there, someone's gonna love you -- warts and all!
Drake - Isaac La Fleur; Ida - Libby Peterson; Ugly - Blake Halverson; Maureen - Hannah Sayler; Henrietta - Molly Stine; Turkey - Grace DeVega; Grace - Lindsay Williams; Frog - Caleb Claycamp; Cat - Olivia Dagel.
Ducklings: Beaky- Carter Jacobson; Billy - Caleb Sayler; Downy - Asha Loutsch; Fluff - Eleanor Chalstrom.
Geese : Greylag - Mason Timmerman; Dot - Alexa Timmerman; Barnacles - Ben Hart; Snowy - Alisanne Struck; Pink Foot - Clare Conley; Wendy Webfoot - Nicole McLaughlin.
Swans : Penny - Peyton Slaughter; Father Swan - Ben Hart; Mother Swan - Elizabeth Wulfsen; Bewick - Elizabeth Ellis; Samantha Swan - Tessa Radcliff; Jay Bird - Sadie Brown; Magpie - Sydney Hart.
Blizzard Dancers: Hanna Henson, Emily McGee
Geese, Froglets and Farm Poultry: Bailey Engelke, Heidi Ellis, Josie Hodgdon; Addisyn Jensen, Emma Jensen, Taylor Richardson, Callie Wilson, Emily McGee.