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Posted on Wed, May 29, 2013 : 5 a.m.

EMU Theatre's 'Honk' promises to be just ducky

By Jenn McKee


Christopher Zavac and Shavonne Coleman in EMU's "Honk!"

Photo provided by EMU Theatre

Get ready for some fowl puns: the family-friendly musical comedy "Honk!" will soon be staged by the Eastern Michigan University theater department.

Find specifics about the show and performance times in the press release.

Eastern Michigan University Theatre is “quacking up” over the 2012-2013 Mainstage season closer, "Honk!" Performances of this lively musical comedy run from May 31st to June 9, 2013. All performances will take place in the Sponberg Theatre in the Quirk Dramatic Arts Building located at the intersection of East Circle Drive and Best Hall on EMU’s Ypsilanti Campus.

… Have you ever felt like the odd man out? Ever been chased by a tomcat who finds you purrfect - for dinner? Well, maybe not the latter unless your name is Ugly and you’re an odd-looking duckling who just doesn’t fit in. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s "The Ugly Ducking," "Honk!" is about an optimistic duckling and his adventures in the barnyard and beyond as he searches for his mother and a place to belong. A heart-warming celebration of being different, "Honk!" is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, "Honk!" features book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe and music by George Stiles. Directed by Ken Stevens with musical direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis, performances will be in the Sponberg Theatre on May 31, June 1, 6, 7, 8 at 7 p.m. and June 2 & 9 at 2 p.m. Recommended for family audiences ages 6+.

Ticket prices for "Honk!" are $15 regular admission, $12 for students and seniors, $9 for MAINSTAGE patrons, and $7 for children ages 6-12, no further discounts apply. Tickets are available by phone at 734-487-2282 and in person at the Convocation Center, the Student Center ticket office or the Quirk Box Office. To purchase tickets online visit: Please not that there is an additional fee applied to tickets purchased by phone or online.

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Jenn McKee is an entertainment reporter for Reach her at or 734-623-2546, and follow her on Twitter @jennmckee.