This delightful and award-winning adaptation of one of the world's most beloved fables is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

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

Honk! is a full-length production presented in two acts.  It is rated G, great for all ages.

Rehearsal and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals will take place at Trinity United Methodist Church.   Dress rehearsals and performances will be in the Gezon Auditorium at Calvin College 


  • Monday July 23 – 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday July 24 – 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday July 25 – 9am-4pm
  • Thursday July 26 – 9am-4pm
  • Friday July 27 – 9am-4pm
  • Monday July 30 – 9am-4pm
  • Tuesday July 31 – 9am-4pm


  • Wednesday August 1 – 9am-5pm
  • Thursday August 2 – 9am-5pm


  • Thursday August 2 – 7pm
  • Friday August 3 – 11am
  • Friday August 3 – 3pm
  • Friday August 3 – 7pm

 Reserved seat tickets will be available for purchase online through stageGR.


Audition Information

Auditions will be open-house style at Trinity United Methodist Church between 3:00 and 6:00 PM, June 6.    Callbacks will be the following evening at Trinity UMC between 4:00 and 6:00 PM.  The callback list will be posted here and on our Facebook page soon after auditions are complete.

Remember, the purpose of auditioning for a stageGR production is not to determine whether you will be in the show, but to identify what role is best suited for your vocal and acting range.  No resume is required.

On audition day, please be prepared to sing 30-60 seconds of any musical theater song, a'capella.    At auditions, callbacks and rehearsals, wear comfortable, modest clothing that you can easily move and dance in.   Most of all, prepare to have fun.

Break a leg!


Trinity United Methodist Church  

1100 Lake Drive SE Grand Rapids MI

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Join the Cast!

Students entering 6th grade through 9th grade after the summer break are eligible to be cast in Honk!

Unlike many theater programs, stageGR auditions are low-pressure.  There are no cuts!  Instead, we limit the number of registrations; first-come, first-served.  If you are registered, you are in the production!  

No resume is required, but all students must be pre-registered.   Tuition is collected at the time of registration via credit card, or you can indicate you will pay at the audition using cash or check.   


Through the generosity of our sponsors, we have full or 50% scholarships available to permit participation by families who do not have the financial means to pay the full tuition amount.   Scholarship grants are based entirely upon need, and are strictly limited in number, so prompt application is urged if you need to take advantage of this program.

To apply, simply use the cast registration form and select the scholarship level desired.  You will be placed on a waitlist until scholarship awards are selected and recipients are personally notified.

Online registration will begin in April.


Honk! is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
- See more at the MTI web site.