All About Theatre

All About Theatre

All About Theatre HONK Jr. 1
All About Theatre HONK Jr. 2
All About Theatre HONK Jr. 3



All About Theatre

All About Theatre HONK Jr. 1
All About Theatre HONK Jr. 2
All About Theatre HONK Jr. 3

10 - 13 yrs

Adult participation required

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Jun 12, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023

15 classes

9:00am - 4:00pm PDT


301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060


36 students


Sibling Discount

Class Experience


This delightful adaptation of the beloved fable and the award-winning musical is a heartwarming celebration of what makes us special.

Adapted for young performers, and 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. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly looks quite a bit different from his darling duckling brothers and sisters. The other animals on the farm are quick to notice and point this out, despite his mother's protective flapping. Feeling rather foul about himself, the little fowl finds himself 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.

Join us for 3 weeks of singing, dancing and acting training. At the last weekend, we shall perform for live audiences in the park on our outdoor stage!


We cannot wait to meet you and to start working with you on this absolutely stunning, moving and hilarious show.

Are Volunteer Hours Required?
Each family is required to help support the cumulative creative process by volunteering 20 hours for the first child and 5 hours per additional child. We have many ways in which families can help on the production, from sewing costumes, building & painting sets, baking & selling brownies at performances, assembling programs, and more... All these have flexible schedules that can work with busy full-time. Please email with any questions you have.

How will my child benefit from participating?
The primary goal of AAT is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Within each AAT cast, girls and boys are equal; the disabled become able; the shy experiment with bravery; the slow are rehearsed to perfection; and the gifted become part of the whole. The lesson they learn is that all of them are necessary for the show to go on. Few arenas exist where responsibility is taught and learned so clearly. AAT provides a unique opportunity to learn the lessons of group dynamics while excelling as an individual – a lesson from art that carries into life. AAT strives to use participation in the performing arts as a vehicle to develop life skills including social skills, communication skills, self-discipline, a strong work ethic, an understanding of the team concept and self-esteem.

Class Requirements

  • All Levels Welcome
  • We Teach You Everything!
  • Available for the Final Weekend of Performances

Other Things To Know

Adult Participation

We need your help! This is a very rewarding part of the summer production experience - there are many roles the fit everyone's schedule and there's something for everyone..!

To make all of this magic come together, we do request that each family contribute approx. 20 hours of volunteer time (plus additional 5 hours per additional child in same production). These hours go swiftly and really provide an opportunity to connect with our other families and to build community whilst supporting the greater process and your child(ren) as well as all those in the production.


Studying of lines, dances and practicing vocals for the final performances.

Holiday Schedule
See Schedule
Cancellation Policy

We know that life is ever evolving, we ask that cancellations come in a timely fashion so as not to adversely impact other members of the production or class nor the staff.No cancellations will be accepted within 72 hours of the program.

What To Bring

  • Water Bottle 
  • Snacks & Lunch Food
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Bag
  • Pencils, eraser, sharpener
  • Highlighter
  • Layers of clothing
  • Dance appropriate shoes (no flip flops)

All About Theatre Location

London Nelson Community Center

301 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060