Children’s Theatre of Livingston Will Present HONK! Jr.

by: Robert Allen Saturday, December 5th, 2009

Children’s Theatre of Livingston (CTL),  CTL Logo
where every child takes center stage, is proud to announce their fourth annual production. CTL will present HONK! Jr. a musical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen story The Ugly Duckling. The play will be presented APRIL 16, 17 and 18, 2010 at Mount Pleasant Middle School. This theatrical experience offers the children of Livingston the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the stage in a fun workshop format. Children in grades 2-5 are invited to sign up to perform on the stage and middle school children (grades 6-8) can apply to participate in the backstage crew that includes stage management, lights, sound, props and student directing.Each child will have their own shining moment in the show and auditions are not required.

Janene DePalo, the Supervisor of Math for the Livingston School District will be the Director. Marilyn Fiordaliso, owner of her own music studio in town, will be the Music Director. Both DePalo and Fiordaliso are returning to CTL after directing the last three shows:  Edna May’s Musical Theatre Camp, School House Rock Live, Jr. and Challenges…Bring Us Together. Rounding out the production team is Barbara Anderson as the Costume Designer, Amedeo Ciminnisi as the Technical Director, and Hugh Mahon as the Set Designer.

Enrollment is open to all residents of Livingston and no audition is required. CTL will accept the first 80 children who apply and the cut-off date for enrollment is DECEMBER 15, 2009.

Registration forms may be downloaded at :

Children’s Theatre of Livingston (CTL) website or at and all forms must be returned by mail only.There is a participation fee that includes a commemorative T-shirt, cast picture, and performance DVD.Rehearsals for HONK! Jr. will generally take place on Sunday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., and Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Northland Community Center. Depending on the child’s role, some will be required to attend all three rehearsals while others may attend less. The first mandatory family meeting will be held on THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2010. If you have any questions please contact CTL at

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