Students of PS 207, the Fillmore Academy, Drama Club took the stage to put on their version of the musical “Honk! Jr.” last week.
“Honk! Jr.” is a modern-day telling of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling,” and follows Ugly, an akward duck whose looks cause prejudice from his family and neighbors. Seperated from the rest of the farm, Ugly must find his way home, and during his journey he discovers true beauty, love, and acceptance in all forms.
“The show was a great success and the children were delighted,” said Dr. Deborah Getman, response and intervention teacher at the Fillmore Avenue school. “Each year Fillmore puts on a show and it builds students confidence, educates them, and helps their public speaking.”
The production was put together by math teacher Kim Simek, who used students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades as actors. Students practiced for weeks and also worked to put together stage props and backgrounds for the show.
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