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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, January 23, 2010

Ugly duckling goes musical with Hongwanji Mission students

Advertiser Staff

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

From left: Rachel Tanaka (Duckling), Zachary Agcaoili (Drake), Maddux Kimura (Ugly), Mika Nakamoto (Ida) and William Thai (The Cat).

Carolyn Taira

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In “Honk! Jr.,” the traditional ugly duckling story gets a musical makeover.
In this version, performed twice today by students from Hongwanji Mission School, the swan born into a duck family feels belittled and mistreated by his family and farm friends — who call him Ugly — and is befriended by a sly cat who isn’t necessarily looking out for Ugly’s interests.

You can find out what adventure ensues at 4 or 7:30 p.m. at the Honpa Hongwanji Social Hall, 1727 Pali Highway. Tickets are $10 general, $5 for students under 14, and will be available at the door.
For more information, call 532-0522 or visit www.hmstheatre.wordpress.com.