Musical ‘Honks’ its horn for diversity

Corey Buchanan, ” Eastside Theatre Company performs ‘Honk! A Musical Tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ ” Gresham Outlook, Pamplin Media Group, Web October 03, 2017

Through songs, jokes and storytelling, “Honk! A Musical Tale of ‘The Ugly Duckling'” describes the value of authenticity, uniqueness and diversity.And the Eastside Theatre Company’s rendition of the play will be performed Oct. 5-7 and Oct. 12-14 at The Chapel, 27132 S.E. Stark St., Troutdale.

The production not only expresses these themes verbally but also exemplifies them through its cast.  Two of the main characters, Ugly and the Cat, are typically played by men, but in Eastside Theatre Company’s production female actors Abby Cohen and Jessie Turner earned these parts.

“I’m hoping that people will leave with a newfound sense of appreciation for their identity and what each individual has to offer and…[Continue Reading]

Eastside Theater Company's production of 'Honk!'

COURTESY PHOTO: KAREN HAWLEY – Abby Cohen, left, plays Ugly and Brook Mackaness plays the Bullfrog in ” Honk! A Musical Tale Of ‘The Ugly Duckling’ “