Phamaly Theatre Company




Books and Lyrics By:
Anthony Drewe

Performance Dates:
January 11 – 26, 2020
Aurora Fox Arts Center
9900 E. Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO

February 15 and 16, 2020
Toshima-Ku Art and Culture Theatre
Tokyo, Japan

Music By:
George Stiles

Directed By:
Stacey D’Angelo

The season began with Honk! by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, based on the Hans Christen Andersen story of The Ugly Duckling. Honk! follows the story of Ugly, a unique kind of fowl, as he strays from his home on the farm. He meets an interesting array of new friends, avoids the threat of a hungry Cat, and discovers that being different isn’t bad, it’s just…different.

Honk! is a collaboration between Japan’s Cue Arts and Phamaly Theatre Company, with support from the Nippon Foundation. Honk! features two guest performers with disabilities from Japan, Ken Kanokozawa and Hiroko “Koji” Higashino. The cast and crew will travel to Japan in early February for two special performances at the Toshima-Ku Art and Culture Theatre in Tokyo.

Production Team

Director : Stacey D’Angelo
Choreographer: Colleen Mylott
Music Director: Martha Yordy
Scenic Designer: Nicholas Renaud
Costume Designer: Rachel Finley
Lighting Designer: Shannon McKinney
Props & Shadow Puppet Designer: Erin Banta
Puppet Designer: Cory Gilstrap
Production Manager: Annie Jacobs
Production Stage Manager: Darion Ramos

Cast List

Adam Johnson – Ugly
Sam Barraso – Cat
Kanoken “Ken” Kanokozawa – Cat
Erin Schneider – Ida
Hiroko “Koji” Higashino – Penny, Duckling
Toby Yount – Drake
Jacob Elledge – Turkey, Bullfrog
Kevin Pettit – Greylag, Father Swan
Miranda Ireland – Queenie, Duckling
Amber Marsh – Dot, Grace, Maggie Pie, Mother Swan
Shannon Sauer – Lowbutt, Duckling
Kathleen Traylor – Maureen



Promo Video

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