Arts, Dining & Entertainment

‘The Ugly Duckling’ to come out of its shell on Paramount stage this weekend

Friday and Saturday, June 15-16—RUTLAND— Rutland Youth Theatre presents “Honk! Jr. — A Musical Tale of The Ugly Duckling” on June 15 and 16 at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland.

Produced by Saskia Hagen Groom and directed and choreographed by Tegan Waite, “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.

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.

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

Show times are June 15 at 7 p.m. and June 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets $8 for children/seniors and $10 for adults.

Rutland Youth Theatre is part of the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department and is a non-for-profit organization. For more information, visit or visit them on Facebook. This show will be one of the first since the Paramount re-opened.

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