HONK! was the premier performance in the Besse Center Theater.  HONK! was performed November 1-4, 2008. 

HONK! is a bright, original musical. This likable tale follows Han Christian Andersen’s classic about the ugly duckling but with a sharper, modern twist. And although it takes place in a farmyard, there is not an animal costume in sight! Instead, this tuneful romp features snappy wordplay and hilarious insights into parenting.

The main character is Ugly whose odd, gawky looks instantly incite prejudice from his family and neighbors. Separated from the farm, and pursued by a hungry cat, Ugly must find his way back to his loving mother, Ida. During the journey he not only discovers friendships with geese and frogs, but he discovers his true beauty and destiny.  It is a story of the triumph of the soul.