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'Honk!' hits Old Gem stage

"Honk!," the award winning musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's "Ugly Duckling" story plays at the Old Gem Theater in May.

"Honk!" tells the story of Ugly, a gawky duckling who is teased by his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way home. Along his rollicking and harrowing journey he not only discovers his true beauty and glorious destiny, but also finds love and acceptance in all its forms. Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, "Honk!" treats audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears

"Honk!" is part of the Old Gem Theater's 2012-2013 Youth Season. The show will play to schools groups from all around Minnesota and Wisconsin. The actors are student members of the Old Gem Young Performers Ensemble and adult members of the Old Gem Professional Acting Company.

Members of the Old Gem Young Performers Ensemble include: Stephanie Lustig and Amy Lippman of Somerset, and Kailyn Wienke, Ariana Devereux, Sydney Massey and Brandt Massey of New Richmond.

Old Gem Professional Acting Company members include: Tom Monn of Woodbury, Bethany Chastain of Minneapolis and Virginia Haggart of Loretto.

"Honk!" plays for the public on Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. Weekday matinees are also available for groups.

Tickets are $11 for adults and $9 for students and seniors and just $6.25 for groups of 20 or more during the week.

Call 715-246-3285 or 800-886-8035 for ticket reservations or more information. For upcoming attractions and information about classes visit

The Old Gem is located at 116 S. Knowles Ave. The Old Gem is handicapped accessible.