A musical about ducks and one ugly goose pursued by a hungry cat, Honk! Jr. is on stage Friday and Saturday, March 22-23 at Patrick Henry Middle School.

Now, it's not my line of expertise to write a review of a play.  However, this particular production had a special interest for me.  Our good friends have their children in the Hans Christian Andersen classic tale.

This musical-comedy has been performed numerous times around the country in large venues with professional singers and actors but last nights production here in Sioux Falls was all I needed to learn about the future of musical theater.  And this young cast gave me a sense of pride of what we have right here in our community.

From The Joy of Motherhood to Hold Your Head Up High, from The Wild Goose Chase to Warts and All and The Transformation, HONK! Jr. had us laughing and clapping at the poetic dialogue.  Plus, making our eyes well-up when an outcast is bullied.

The true beauty in this play is the message brought out by middle high students that get it.

HONK! Jr. 7:00pm Friday, March 22 and 2:00pm Saturday, March 23 at Patrick Henry Middle School.