Yearning to perform in live theater? Hone your acting, dancing, and singing skills with us! Join us for several weeks of intensive (and fun!) rehearsals, culminating in four fully staged public performances of Honk, Jr. (license pending).  We are excited to collaborate with Villa Park Parks and Recreation to bring this experience to performers in grades 3-8.

Register here for Free Cast-Placement Audition 
Friday, January 21, 2022
Choose your audition time: 
6:30 pm, 7:15 pm or 8:00 pm 
All participants will be cast in the production. 

Callbacks for final cast placement are on January 22.
If you decide to participate in the production, the participation fee is $147 for Villa Park Residents and $150 for non-residents. 

Please contact Sue Earl [email protected] if you would like information with regard to registration or if you would like to sponsor a child in need. 



Weekly rehearsals will be held Fridays 6:30-9:30 pm and Saturdays 10:30 am-2:30 pm, at the Community Recreation Building (320 E Wildwood Ave., Villa Park) Friday, January 28 through Saturday, April 9.

Tech rehearsals Monday-Wednesday, April 18-20, 5-9:30pm

Dress Rehearsal Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7 pm. 

Show Dates: Friday, April 22 at 7pm; Saturday, April 23 at 3 pm & 7 pm; and Sunday, April 24 at 3 pm in the auditorium at Montini High School 19W070 W 16th St, Lombard, IL 60148.

About the play: With a score by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe (Mary Poppins), 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 audiences to equal amounts of laughter and tears.

Ugly, (our main character) 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 be.

Call the Iowa Community Center for more Information 630-834-9870.

Building leadership and community through the theater arts