The play’s the thing

January 4, 2019
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, Paramount Kids will present "Honk! Jr."

ASHLAND — The Paramount Kids will present Honk! Jr.” at the Paramount Arts Center at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15.

Ugly, played by Ryan Derifield, looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother’s protective flapping. These jokes leave Ugly feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat played by Bruce Dearfield.

Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

The cast includes Mason Pack (Drake), Madeline Smith (Ida), Jenna Fox (Penny), Annabella Hensley (Turkey), Caroline Pullem (Henrietta), Tatum Rooker (Maureen), Gracie Newman (Grace), Ellie Enyart (Billy/Ugly Understudy), McKenzie Lee (Beaky), Callie Dehart (Downy), Breckyn Bivens (Fluff), Eli Campbell (Bullfrog), Phoenix Payne (Jaybird), Colton Sparks (Greylag), Meredyth Wilson (Dot), Aarushi Jain (Barnacies), Dominique Meaux (Pink Foot), Kennedie Lewis (Snowy), Ava Kesling (Mother Swan), Nathan Dennison (Father Swan/Farmer John), Olivia Cisco (Bewick), Avika Jain (Froglet Soloist), Autumn Taylor (Blizzard Soloist), Emma Hensley (Maureen’s Chick) and athe ensemble consists of Selah Martinez, Katelyn Knuckles, Lacey Simpson, Braydon Reed, Zeke Martinez, Autumn Hunt, Tessa Maynard, Taryn Browning, Aaden Browning, Kennedie Lewis, Ella Carr, Haleigh Colegrove and Kylie Springer.

The production will be directed by Matt Hammond with choreographer Sarena Johnson. The crew is made up of assistant directors Sarah Brehm and Claire Wilson, production stage manager Allison Hammond, stage manager Morgan Stevens, assistant stage manager/props Leslie Hammond, set designer Thaddeus Stambaugh and costumer Rick Payne.

Honk! Jr.” is produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International.

Tickets are $10 per person ($12 if purchased day of show) and are available at www.paramountartscenter.com or by calling the box office at 606-324-0007.

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