19 January 2021 - 23 January 2021

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UGLY – Brayden Stokes
IDA – Kristen Robertson
CAT – St John Allan
MAUREEN / SNOWY /BULLFROG – Alexandra Denovan
JAY BIRD – Molly Ahern
BEAKY – Natasha Cameron
FLUFF – Hatty McCleery
BILLY – Bessie Blaze
DOWNY – Alessia Riepsamen

Molly Ahern, Amalia Cameron, Anagi Colambage, Tianna Duffin, Livia Gowrie, Claire Haeusler, Chloe Johnstone, Michael Jones, Chloe Maginnity, Helena Maunder, Martina Moretti, Jared Nottle, James Pringle, Ella Sullivan, Charlotte Walsh

Kitty Blaze, Chelsea Borchard, Riley Crouch-Phan,  Matilda D’Onofrio, Rei Francis, Rose Johnston, William Lawrence, Scarlett Moss, Liam Pain, Violet Peake, Arabella Riepsamen, Francesca Spina, Emma Williams, Debra Zhang


Director: Robert Coates
Choreographer: Jacqui Green
Assistant Choreographer: Caity Bond
Musical Directors: Emily Wilkinson & Josh Mulcahy
Assistant Musical Director: Josh Pratt
Sound Operators: Josh Mulcahy, Jack Willis-Hall
Original Costume Design: Jennifer McKenzie
New Costumes and Costume Coordination: Sarah Tanner & The Costume Dept.
New Costume Construction: Julie Watson
Costume Assistants: Dean Robinson, Isobel McGuigan, Betty Auhl
Site Managers: Zoe Gallo, Mia Barrett, Betty Auhl

Producer: Elysia Krstevski
Production Manager: Joshua Mulcahy
Assistant Production Manager: Aidan Khan

Marketing: Sasha Iwanick & Kirsty Wilson
PR: Zilla & Brook

SPECIAL THANKS: Staff at Stage School Australia Head Office, Volunteers, City of Yarra

All seats at Fairfield Amphitheatre are General Admission.  Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and follow directions from front of house staff.

Performances are recommended as suitable for children aged 4 years and above.

The performances are approximately 1 hour long may contain loud sound effects or  music. You may be asked to leave the venue if your child is noisy or disturbing other patrons.  All patrons over the age of 12 months must have a valid ticket.

If you intend to bring a child who is 12 months or younger to sit on your lap, please call our office so we can allocate complimentary a ticket to ensure we adhere to Covid-19 capacity limits.


The Fairfield Amphitheatre is not fully wheelchair accessible but there are platforms where wheelchairs can be stationed.

An accessible toilet is on-site.

The Amphitheatre is an open-air venue and as such does not have an audio induction loop system.

Please contact event organisers if you require further information about access.

Before attending please check the Victorian Government’s website for all current regulations and restrictions coronavirus.vic.gov.au to do your part to ensure a safe event for everyone.

Please do not attend if you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms including fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss or change in sense of smell or taste.

Masks must be carried, however as this is an outdoor event masks are not required when you are able to practice social distancing.

All visitors must sign in for contact tracing purposes using the QR code which will be displayed around the venue.

Please respect each other’s space, adhere to social distancing guidelines and follow directions from front of house staff.

Hand sanitiser will be available on site.

All visitors enter the Amphitheatre at their own risk. While Stage School has implemented all legally required and recommended control measures in relation to COVID-19 including registering as a Tier 3 Event with the Victorian Government, by entering all visitors acknowledge and accept that there currently remains an unquantifiable risk of transmission of COVID-19. All visitors are assumed to have assessed this risk of transmission, including through consideration of their own health condition, in making the decision to attend the centre.

The Amphitheatre Fairfield is an open air theatre, the stage and audience seating is completely uncovered. While this is the special nature of the performance space, there is a risk of unfavourable weather conditions.

While we will endeavour to implement a contingency plan and commit to going ahead with the performance, this may not always be possible.  We will not cancel for light/intermittent/potential rain.  So pack a poncho/raincoat and plastic mat to sit on if it’s been wet or light rain is forecast.  Umbrellas can be brought to the venue but should not be up during the performance.

In the event the director makes the decision to cancel the performance where this is not possible, a full refund of tickets where required by law will be provided.  Patrons will be notified by SMS.

Please plan accordingly for the time of day your show is being presented eg. wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for daytime shows.  Bring insect repellent and a blanket or light jacket for evening performances.

Please have the confirmation email ready to show on your phone or printed out.  This will display to front of house how many tickets you purchased – individual tickets are not required.


After you booked your tickets you will have automatically received a confirmation by email. This email will usually come through in a few minutes but please allow up to 24hrs. If you haven’t received the confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folders.  If you still haven’t received the confirmation but funds have been debited, you may have made an error in your email address during the booking process.  Please contact our office and we can check this for you and make any amends (03) 8199 8344.

We will also send you an automatic email reminder 24 hours out from your performance date/time.

All events held in the City of Yarra are smoke-free.

About The Show

Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus, HONK! Jr. is a one hour version of the full musical specially designed for young performers, and a young audience.

Broadway Junior Collection

Adapted for young performers, with music by George Stiles and the book and lyrics by Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), Honk! Jr. is a heartwarming celebration of being different. Based on the story The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen, the full musical HONK! won the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2000.

Audiences of all ages will delight in this musical full of sparkling wit, unique charm and laughter.


Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

Honk! Jr Rehearsal Diary - Ugly

Honk! Jr Rehearsal Diary - Ida

Honk! Jr Rehearsal Diary - Billy & Beaky