Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Jim Newman Set for NJ Honk!

News   Kenita R. Miller, Paolo Montalban, Jim Newman Set for NJ Honk!
Honk: A Musical Tale of 'The Ugly Duckling,' an adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s story with music by George Stiles and book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, will play Two River Theater’s Rechnitz Theater Dec. 6, 2011-Jan. 1, 2012.

Paolo Montalban
Paolo Montalban Photo by Monica Simoes

The New Jersey production of the Olivier Award-winning musical will be directed by Matt Pfeiffer with music direction by Wayne Barker and choreography by Jenn Rose.

The cast will feature Amanda Butterbaugh (Grace, Dot, Lowbutt, and Bewick), Aymee Garcia (Maureen, Snowy, Queenie, and Mother Swan), Michael Genet (Turkey, Barnacles, Bullfrog, and Father Swan), Doug Hara (Cat), Kenita R. Miller (Ida), Paolo Montalban (Ugly), Jim Newman (Drake and Greylag) and Olivia Oguma (Henrietta, Pinkfoot, Penny, and Maggie Pie) with Laura Diorio, Owen Doherty, Julian Sarin and Gabriella Scerbo (Ducklings and Froglets).

Honk!, press note state, "tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly (Paolo Montalban, the Prince in the ABC/Disney TV movie "Cinderella" opposite Brandy), and his quest to find his mother (Kenita R. Miller, Broadway’s The Color Purple) after he is lured away from his home by a wily Cat (Doug Hara, Two River’s Charlie Brown, Charlotte’s Web, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Along the way, he meets new friends, including a comical troupe of geese (Amanda Butterbaugh, Aymee Garcia, and Jim Newman) and an ebullient bullfrog (Michael Genet). His adventures lead him to meet his true love, Penny (Olivia Oguma)—and to discover the joy of being different!"

The design team comprises David P. Gordon (scenic designer), Olivera Gajic (costume designer), Jeanette Yew (lighting and projections designer) and Karin Graybash (sound designer).

Tickets for Two River’s production are available from (732) 345-1400 or Tickets are $25 for patrons under age 18, and ticket prices for adults start at $50. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

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