performances July 31 – August 3

honk! jr

SPONSORED BY: Vernal’s TaVaci School of Performing Arts

MUSICAL – Ages 8 to 16 are invited to audition for our annual JR show! 

With a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! JR. is a heartwarming celebration of being different that is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit, unique charm and memorable score.  Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! JR. treats audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from her darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite her mother’s protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about herself, the little fowl finds herself on an adventure of self-discovery, all the while unknowingly outwitting a very hungry Cat. Along the way, Ugly meets a whole flock of unique characters and finds out being different is not a bad thing to be.

Approximate duration: 90 minutes 

Ticket Policies

All sales are final. Please double-check the event date(s) selected. No refunds or exchanges.

All patrons, including children, must have their own ticket. Vernal Theatre: LIVE cannot permit lap sitters.

All seating is assigned. Purchased ticket is good only for the date and seat specified on the ticket.

Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Patrons arriving after the start of the performance will be seated at the discretion of management. Late-comers may have their seats reassigned.

Shows begin at 7pm for all evening performances, 2pm for matinees (where applicable).

THERE WILL BE TWO CASTS FOR THIS PRODUCTION. Make sure you purchase tickets to the correct performance if you have a cast member you specifically want to see.

YELLOW CAST performs Wed PM, Fri PM and Sat AFT.
PURPLE CAST performs Thu PM, Fri AFT and Sat PM. 

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Honk! JR Cast List

Congratulations to our new cast!

To those who didn’t get cast this time: We are so sorry that we couldn’t cast everyone – thank you for showing up and being brave and giving your very best. Please come and audition for us again. We loved seeing you and would love to use you in another show.

To those who are on the list below: We are so excited to work with you all. Remember the MANDATORY Parent Meeting Tuesday, July 9 beginning promptly at 6:30pm with the first readthrough immediately following at 7pm. A parent/guardian MUST be in attendance for every student. The doors will open at 6:15pm. The participation fee is DUE at the meeting.

We are off on a journey to the barnyard and beyond!

Wed / Fri PM / Sat AFT CAST (Yellow)

Drake – Haiden Gaskill
Turkey – Jaidyn Batty
Henrietta – Avery Wood
Maureen – Jayna Christensen
Ida – Sadie Wardle
Cat – Helen Spackman
Grace – RyLeigh Slaugh
Billy – William Ufford
Beaky – Ruth Spackman
Downy – Annalise Barker
Fluff – Rosalie Rinderknecht
Ugly – Rozlynn Mitchell
Maggie Pie – Lenna Grammer
Greylag – Titus Jensen
Dot – Gwen Barker
Barnacles – Nathan Bartholomeusz
Pink Foot – Ellamarie Ufford
Snowy – Ruby Tappana
Penny – Savannah Story Raymond
Mother Swan – Miriam Pena
Father Swan – Karter Roop
Bullfrog – August Gaskill
Barnyard Animals – 
Michael Flaniken
Olivia Flaniken
Ila Smuin
Holly Smuin
Saphira Whiting

Thu / Fri AFT / Sat PM CAST (Purple)

Drake – Bronson Merrill
Turkey – Sammi Ottley
Henrietta – Zoey Brokaw
Maureen – Icelynn Maclee
Ida – Taysia Tello
Cat – Celeste Bolton
Grace – Evelyn Stoddard
Billy – Bridger Thomas
Beaky – Bella Allred
Downy – Ruby Owens
Fluff – Nevaeh Merrill
Ugly – Addison Maclee
Maggie Pie – Eva Pipes
Greylag – Bradley Stoddard
Dot – Lindsey Hardman
Barnacles – Oliver Pierson
Pink Foot – Rylee Checketts
Snowy – Adalynn Larson
Penny – Cora Stoddard
Mother Swan – McKelle Karren
Father Swan – Eligh Richardson
Bullfrog – Landyn Anderton
Barnyard Animals – 
Jak Allred
Miriam Pipes
Cambria Davies
Elisa Botelho
Lilah Wilde



Director – Nashelle Jackson
Music Director – Karilynne Pearson
Stage Manager – Emily Walker
Choreographer – Megan Pearson
Assistant Stage Manager – Isaac Merrick
Costumes – Ashley Slaugh
Props – McKenna Christiansen