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Schools - February 27, 2013

Hillview stages 'Honk' in its new theater

Hillview Middle School in Menlo Park will present "Honk" on Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2 in the school's new performing arts center.

The cast includes sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students directed by new drama instructor William Hairston. The school orchestra will also perform.

Major roles will be played by Kelley McCutcheon, Kate Mulhern, Izzy Nada and Teddy Pagee.

Based on Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling,"the musical tells the story of an odd-looking baby duck, Ugly, and its quest to find its mother.

Since 1993, the Stiles and Drewe musical has appeared in more than 8,000 productions and received the Olivier Award for Best Musical in 2000.

The first show will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, for Hillview students. Tickets are $5. Other performances are 1 and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 1 and 2. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children, and can be purchased at the door.

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