Ugly learns to celebrate his differences

A delightful tale of self worth is coming to Uxbridge these school holidays with a very special Ruske Performing Arts (RPA) musical adaptation of the Ugly Duckling.

Witty and hilarious, but also deeply moving, Honk! Jr. will treat your audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Adapted for young performers, Honk! Jr. Is showing from October 11-13 at Uxbridge with two shows a day.

The musical tells the tale of Ugly who 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.

Cast and crew have been rehearsing under the guidance of Emma Bishop (director/musical director) and Karen Ruske (producer/choreographer).

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.

Tickets range from $20-$25 with a great value family pass available also at $60 and tickets can be purchased through