Childs Play at ARCC
by Evie Kastner
Jr. Contributing Writer age 11
After seeing the play “Honk” on Feb. 13 I thought it was awesome. The ARCC production of “Honk” was done as a children’s musical and is a version of “The Ugly Duckling.”
I asked a lot of people to rate the actors’ performance after the show and they gave ratings of 8 or higher. In my opinion the best character was Cat, who was played by Brandon Osero. I thought the best acting was Ugly, played by Robert Fix-Keltner.
I thought the best scene was with the geese. They were really funny because the geese were really dumb. When the commander said, ‘fall in’ all the geese literally came in and fell.
My other favorite scene was “The Cat’s Lair in the Barn”. The Cat’s Lair was really funny because Cat was trying to eat Ugly. Cat tried so many times but Ugly always moved at the right time.
My favorite song was “Play with your Food,” which was the song during the scene at Cat’s Lair. I talked to the director, Prof. Scott Ford, and asked him why chose to do they play “Honk.”
“We used to do a play for children every three years and we haven’t done that in a while so last year when we were talking about what play we should do this year it became a top priority and this seemed like a good choice because we wanted to do a big musical and we wanted it not to only be for children but we wanted to put children in it,” Ford said.
Ford said he was not nervous about the play performances, which ran for two weekends. “I’m pretty confident in my cast. They have been working so hard and I know they can do it,” Ford said.
Check out Evie’s interview with some of the audience and cast below!