BSMS Presents Honk! Jr.
Launching Pad Productions, the Ballston Spa Middle School Drama Club is preparing for their winter musical, Honk! Jr. Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fable, “The Ugly Duckling,” Honk! is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special. Ugly (Keith DuBois) 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 (Rachel Camilli). 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 (Katie Benanto). Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.
Honk will be performed by a cast of over 50 students with another 60+ crew members putting the show together behind the scenes. Performances will be held on Thursday, January 31, Friday, February 1, Friday, February 8, and Saturday, February 9 at 7:00. There will also be a matinee performance at 1:00 on Saturday, February 9. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased at the door before each performance.
In conjunction with Ballston Spa Middle School’s Launching Pad Productions, Ballston Spa Rotary will be holding its Spread the Love Food Drive at each performance of Honk! Jr. at Ballston Spa High School. Rotary will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items which will be distributed to food pantries in Ballston Spa, as well as donations of pet food which will be distributed to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter.