ABOUT US

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CALEDONIA KIDS THEATRE

 Caledonia Kids Theatre began in 2007 with a grant from the Caledonia Education Foundation. Our success has been amazing with productions of over 100 students every season. While putting on a complete musical, we help elementary students gain confidence, stage presence and grow friendships. 

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CALEDONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS

 

Caledonia Middle School Players is a combination of both middle schools. The program helps students get to know each other and grow lasting friendships from both schools. Putting on a full musical, the students learn teamwork, anticipate others needs, and grow confidence that helps them for years.

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UPCOMING SHOWS

 

CKT will be performing Honk Jr. in January of 2020 and CMSP will be performing Shrek Jr. in April of 2020

Duncan Lake Middle School Performing Arts Center


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CALEDONIA KIDS THEATRE

 

To participate, students must register with the Caledonia Resource Center prior to auditioning

A full detailed packet, including an audition form and calendar is available in the "Downloads" section below.

Auditions will be October 2 or 3. Your child will only need to attend one day.   There will be MANDATORY parent meeting on our first Friday, Oct 4, at 5pm.

Every Student who registers with our program is automatically a part of the show. Practices are held on Fridays after school at Duncan Lake Performing Arts Center with additional days as we get closer to our performance. This program lasts from October to late January. Students entering 1 -5 are welcome to register.  

Students will be placed in groups and will audition as groups. We will give them everything they need to audition so no prep is needed. They may leave when their audition is complete. Please be aware that depending on the number of students, audition times may run later.  

​If your child does not get a speaking role in his/her audition, he/she will still be in the chorus. Chorus members do not need to audition.  

​All students must be registered and the $50 participation fee must be paid, to audition. You may register at www.inspiremenow.org

ABOUT HONK JR.

 

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

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 do.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTION


Ducklings

Beaky, Fluff, Billy, Downy are Ugly's siblings - cute little kid types. They are among the "popular" ones in the duck yard who enjoy making Ugly feel left out. They sing as a group.


Ugly  The ugly ducking and the main character of HONK! JR. Innocent, easily confused and very impressionable, Ugly doesn't understand why it is wrong being different. However, his insecurities melt away as his character gradually changes from a gullible duckling to a wise swan, filled with self-esteem. He is the heart and soul of the show. He must be a strong singer and good actor.Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: D4

Ida Ugly's mom. Ida is extremely protective of her son and committed to his safety. She is sweet but feisty, and she knows how to handle her husband, Drake. After Ugly is lured away from the barnyard by the Cat, Ida is determined to find him. Ida and Ugly's relationship is a key ingredient of the show. She is the one who teaches him that it is OK to be different. Ida sings several solos, and therefore she should have a strong soprano singing voice.Gender: Female Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: F4

Drake Ida's husband. Drake is a sarcastic character. He is the stereotypical sitcom father - often shirking his parental duties. Drake finds Ugly quite repulsive and isn't afraid to say it to anyone, including his wife. He should have good comic timing and a strong singing voice. Drake opens the show singing "A Poultry Tale."Gender: Male Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3    Maureen  A moorhen and Ida's best friend. (Originally found on the moors, a moorhen is a hen that lives near the water.) Maureen genuinely loves Ida, but she can't resist a bit of good gossip. To the little ducklings, she is the typical annoying and overly affectionate "aunt." Maureen sings "The Joy of Motherhood" with Ida, so she should also be a strong singer.Gender: Female Vocal range top: C#5 Vocal range bottom: G#4  

The Cat  The sly, cunning villain of the show. All of the other animals are deathly afraid of him. He is manipulative, cunning, witty and above all, HUNGRY. The Cat pretends to be Ugly's friend so he can eat him. The actor playing this role (which could be played by a male or a female) should bring a sense of fun to the character and have a good sense of comic timing. He sings a few songs, but his character allows for many of the lyrics to be "talk-sung." Improv skills are a plus.Gender: Any Vocal range top: Eb5 Vocal range bottom: A3 

Greylag  A somewhat pompous goose and washed-up British military type, Greylag tends to over glorify his mundane activities (i.e. migrating South) to the level of military operation status. Only his wife, Dot, truly knows how to handle him. He sings a solo in "Wild Goose Chase."Gender: Male Vocal range top: C5 Vocal range bottom: A4 

Dot A motherly type, she is genuinely concerned with helping Ugly find his mother. Dot doesn't think that Greylag, her husband, is an entirely capable leader, but she kindly humors his "over the top" actions. She sings solo as well as with Greylag in "Wild Goose Chase." Good singer.Gender: Female

Barnacles

The geese in Greylag's "squad." They join in singing "Wild Goose Chase." Good singers.

Gender: Any 

Snowy

The geese in Greylag's "squad." They join in singing "Wild Goose Chase." Good singers.

Gender: Any

Pinkfoot

The geese in Greylag's "squad." They join in singing "Wild Goose Chase." Good singers.

Gender: Any

The Bullfrog  A laidback, self confident frog with whom Ugly comes into contact in the second half of the show. The frog cheers Ugly up with his/her song, "Warts and All." Optimistic and funny, he/she is a stand up comedian type of character will suited to someone with good improvisational sills and comic timing. This role can be played by a male or female.Gender: Any Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Penny  The young, beautiful swan that Ugly saves from a tangled fishing net. She is able to see beyond Ugly's looks and she loves him for who he is. She does not sing solo.Gender: Female

Father Swan

Penny's family. They help to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and they offer to take Ugly with them when they migrate. They do not sing solos.

Gender: Male

Mother Swan

Penny's family. They help to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and they offer to take Ugly with them when they migrate. They do not sing solos.

Gender: Female

Berwick

Penny's family. They help to console Ida when she thinks her son has dies, and they offer to take Ugly with them when they migrate. They do not sing solos.

Gender: Any

Grace The most distinguished duck on the lake. Very aristocratic, she is considered the queen of the duck yard. All of the other animals look up to Grace and respect her. She, of course, is quite aware of this and is therefore a little bit haughty.Gender: Female 

The Turkey The headmaster of the ducklings' school. The Turkey is a bit snobbish and joins in the fun of teasing Ugly. There is of course one word that send shivers down his spine - THANKSGIVING! The Turkey does not sing solo.Gender: Male 

Henrietta A hen and another of Maureen's friends. Henrietta and Maureen gossip about the goings on in the duck yard. She takes great pleasure in making fun of Ugly. Henrietta does not sing solo.Gender: Female

Jay Bird An investigative reporter. A very "in your face" bird, all she/he cares about is getting a good story. She/He is the typical TV news personality who one would find on a reality TV show like "America's Most Wanted." She/He reports a story about Ugly's disappearance. Note: If this character is played by a female, the name can be changed to "Maggie Pie."Gender: Any

The Farmer

The only humans in the show. They are never seen by the audience, only their voices are heard. These voices may be pre-recorded or said live from backstage during the show.

Gender: Any

Boy

The only humans in the show. They are never seen by the audience, only their voices are heard. These voices may be said live from backstage during the show.

Gender: Male

Girl

The only humans in the show. They are never seen by the audience, only their voices are heard. These voices may be said live from backstage during the show.

Gender: Female

Ensemble The remaining actors in the company play a number of different roles. Throughout the action of the play they take on roles as barn yard animals, geese, children at play, froglets, and part of the Blizzard scene.Gender: Any 

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CALEDONIA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLAYERS


To participate, students must register with the Caledonia Resource Center prior to auditioning. 

Auditions will be held at the DLMSPAC in February of 2020. Your child will only need to attend one day.    


Every Student who registers with our program is automatically a part of the show. We do not cut our cast during auditions. Practices are held on Tuesdays from 6-8 pm and Fridays after school 3-5 at Duncan Lake Performing Arts Center with additional days as we get closer to our performance. This program lasts from February to late April. Students 6-8 are welcome to register.  

Students will be placed in groups and will audition as groups. We will give them everything they need to audition so no prep is needed. They may leave when their audition is complete. Please be aware that depending on the number of students, audition times may run later.  

​If your child does not get a speaking role in his/her audition, he/she will still be in the chorus. 

All students will be required to sign a cast contract.

​All students must be registered and the $50 participation fee must be paid, to audition. 

You may register at www.inspiremenow.org 



EVENTS

Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25

HONK JR

7:00 pm, NOON AND 4 PM

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25

HONK JR


7:00 pm, NOON AND 4 PM

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25

SHREK JR

7 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

+ Event Details

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25

SHREK JR


7 pm, 3 pm and 7 pm

Duncan Lake Middle School PAC

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Caledonia Youth Theatre

9749 Duncan Lake Ave., Caledonia, MI 49316, us

(616) 891-8117

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