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Students star in musical about bullying

By Staff | Jul 21, 2011

Appropriate for audiences of all ages, “Honk, Jr.” is a modern day twist on the Ugly Duckling tale.

WAILUKU — Maui Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) will present “Honk, Jr.,” a contemporary retelling of the story of the Ugly Duckling, at Steppingstone Playhouse July 22-24.

The musical, performed by students in MAPA’s Teen Musical Theatre Camp, explores bullying and prejudice with sensitivity and humor.

The cast of young performers ages 12-17 has been training and rehearsing all summer under the expert guidance of directors Sally Sefton and Francis Tau’a, choreographer Rebecca Owen and musical director Kirsten Otterson.

Appropriate for audiences of all ages, “Honk, Jr.” will be staged Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Steppingstone Playhouse is located upstairs in Queen Ka’ahumanu Center near the parking structure.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students 18 and under. Tickets are available at www.mauiacademy.org, by calling 244-8760 or visiting the customer service kiosk at Queen Ka’ahumanu Center.

MAPA’s Teen Musical Theatre Camp offers more than 200 hours of intensive training in acting, dancing and singing. For more information about the program, visit www.mauiacademy.org or call 244-8760.