Living in Mason, we are so fortunate to have opportunities for our kids to participate in live musical theatre. One young performers community theater group that has opened its arms for many local children is the non-profit Acting Up. On June 8-10, they are putting on another family-friendly and fun musical show called “Honk!. It is the tale of the ugly duckling.
Their press info sums it up:
“HONK! is the story of Ugly, whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from 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! will treat you to equal amounts of laughter and tears, with its charm, humor and message of tolerance.”
I’ve previously written about Acting Up when they performed the Wizard of Oz, but this show is taking on even more meaning for me and my family since my youngest is so excited to be a part of the cast. She’s going to be in the ensemble and gets to do some singing and dancing as a little chick. I hope you’ll get a chance to come out to support all the local kids that make these performances so special. Tickets are only $10/person and the proceeds help non-profit Acting Up continue to bring live theatre to our community and our kids. Thanks also to ArtsWave for providing a project grant for the show.
Honk Giveaway: Acting Up has graciously provided Family Friendly Cincinnati with a family four pack of tickets for one of their upcoming “Honk!” shows. To enter the giveaway you must be 18 years or older and live in the Greater Cincinnati area. You will have 48 hours to confirm your prize or we’ll have to pick a new winner. Please enter the “Honk!” giveaway by Wed., May 30 at Noon. Tickets will be available at the will call booth at the Mason Middle School an hour before the performance.
Entering is easy, just leave a comment for each one you do (or already do) :
- Subscribe to FFC’s eNewsletter (Top Right)
- Visit our Facebook page and leave a comment on why you’d like to see “Honk!”
- Visit Acting Up’s website and tell us one show they’ve performed in the past.
- On Twitter? Tweet about this giveaway (or RT our Tweet about it) including @FamFriendlyCin is having a giveaway for Acting Up’s “Honk!”
- Leave a comment on Acting Up’s Facebook page and tell them Family Friendly Cincinnati sent you.
- Leave a comment below on a live theatre performance you loved or your kids loved.
Performance Dates/Times (Mason Middle School):
- Fri. June 8, 7:30pm
- Sat. June 9, 3pm – sign language interpreted
- Sat. June 9, 7:30pm
- Sun. June 10, 3pm
Acting Up also has a fun “Honk!” coloring contest going on now through June 5. Kids can do a coloring sheet and mail it in for a chance to win tickets to their fall show, Seussical the Musical . The art will also be displayed in the lobby during the show.
Disclaimer: Acting Up provided FFC with a family four pack of tickets to give to one of our readers to help spread the word about the show.
When not blogging for Family Friendly Cincinnati, you can find Kristin writing on her personal blog, MasonMetu (from me to you).