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HONK -- anyone know this score?

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HONK -- anyone know this score?#0
Posted: 12/28/03 at 11:16am
Anyone know the music? My son has been cast in a school production of this show. It's one I don't know. I think I've been confusing it with a similar (?) duck tale written by Krieger and Russell. The album is not available in NY, not at Footlights or Virgin, is already sold out at Amazon, which leds me to believe a lot of schools/groups must do it. My guess is, it's a combo of English pantomime with a kind of hip SEUSSICAL-esque sound. If there are fans out there who can characterize it, I'm curious. Thanks.
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re: HONK -- anyone know this score?#1
Posted: 12/28/03 at 11:18am
the score was written by stiles and drewe.. check out their website.

you can probably listen to the score there, I know you can with their version of Peter Pan, as well as find a detailed synopsis and a lot of others tuff
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re: HONK -- anyone know this score?#2
Posted: 12/28/03 at 11:26am
There are two CDs - UK and US. It's a fun score similar to that of Frog and Toad. I got both of mine at Footlight, but I guess they sold out. You can try www.dresscircle.co.uk for the UK CD.
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re: re: HONK -- anyone know this score?#3
Posted: 12/28/03 at 12:51pm
Thanks Matt and B'wayguy.
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I don't mean to patronise in any way but HONK is very 'school production'. The original production looked well designed and had some great performances but was unmemorable and none of the music stayed with you when you left. A school would want to do it as it's very colourful and has good mask-making opportunities to tie into classroom agendas plus it encourages good ethics amongst kids as far as intergrating people with difficulties and who are different to themselves.

But yes, think Seussical, think Frog and the Toad and you're there. DressCircle.co.uk is your best bet for a CD :)
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I sing many different songs from Honk in Various compititions and the Music is wonderfull. What part does your son play?
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I found the book and the score to "Honk" quite "nice" but instantly forgettable. I agree with Jake, it's a good show for a school production but way down my list of memorable musicals.
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Hey Auggie27...is he doing the Junior version of Honk? Broadway Jr. released Honk Jr. a few months back...if you go to there website broadwayjr.com then you can find some info on it!
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My son is playing one of the frogs (and doubling as something else) and ... very broadway.com-worthy: understudying. Yes, they do that in schools these days, no doubt to give more kids a chance to learn from the experience. And, since it's during flu season, I've already begun to speak of the intertwined fates of Mesdames Murphy and Mugelston. I'm ashamed to say I haven't yet studied the script -- casting was posted the day before Chrismtas, er, Winter, Break -- but it doesn't look like a Jr. Version.

I'm stunned by how much good info you're all providing me on this in about 4 hours. Thanks. This is a very savvy board. (But I knew that.)
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Updated On: 12/28/03 at 04:29 PM
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I was recently in HONK!- its a very good school production because it is a flexible show for children. There are many roles so its nice for big casts and plus you dont have to cut and the music is pretty good. Directors can go so many directions with the show and it really does have a cute, good-humored script. The CAT character is def. my favorite character! He's hilarious! It will def. be a treat of show for you as the mother!
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Thanks Elphie. But honey, though I've behaved like a real mother several times in my life, I'm actually a daddy.

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I did this show when I was younger, and it definitely is a school-musical show, but it's good. My director spread the parts out a lot- we had about 60 or 70 kids instead of the original 12 people. The music's cute and all but it's not fabulous. The recording I've heard has some really ridiculous sounding accents but maybe there's another one, I don't know.
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re: HONK -- anyone know this score?#13
Posted: 12/29/03 at 2:26pm
Boring show. Simple and unintersting music.
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re: re: HONK -- anyone know this score?#14
Posted: 12/29/03 at 2:45pm
Depends on what you're looking for. With clever costuming and sets, it's a fun family show. The score is light and fun with several hummable tunes (Poultry Tale, Look at Him, He's Different, Warts and All). I admit I like the US CD better. I added a link to photos of several international productions.
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My brother was in the LI highschool premier of it, i personally loved the show, its the ugly duckling musicalized, but in the very best sense of the term *which i think i just made up* it's really creative and its a really fun show, the way the production was done, they were made to look like people, and so it made it like a story of people, rather then animals, the scores not the most amazing, but its very family friendly and as cliche as it sounds "fun for the whole family

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Thanks, Matt and Nessa. I looked at the script, and it certainly seems clever (enough). It's even farilyt witty in places, not just collegiate humor. I'll be curious to see how the score serves it, and if it's all helped with a substantial orchestra.
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I'm surprised Footlights didn't have it, that's where I picked it up. I think they keep it in stock. Maybe they could order one and ship it to you? I have the Wichita version.
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OMG I love that musical!!! I'm so excited that you guys are talking about it, because a friend of mine was in that!!! It's a wonderful show! I wanted to see him in it, but sadly, I didn't get to go.

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Definitely a high school show.