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Come see the entire Hall Family in HONK!

Fun for the whole flock…er, family! bring the ducklings along!

Dynamics Community Theater presents:


August 3, 4, 10, 11 at 7:30 pm

at the Tallmadge high school auditorium

call 330-217-1227 or email for ticket reservations. All seats reserved.

Reserve early for best seats!

Adults $9 Students/ducklings/seniors $7

HONK! "A Musical Tale of "The Ugly Duckling"

Music by Book and Lyrics by


Honk! Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

The up-and-coming musical from England


Final Rehearsal

8-7-2012 ~ Blog #469



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Last night was the rehearsal before our final performances Friday and Saturday night.  I use my old film-era manual focus 135mm f2.8 lens.    These will be my last shots of the play, but I hope to get a few backstage portraits with makeup this weekend. 

































































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HONK! Superswan Rehearsal

8-6-2012 ~ Blog #468



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I was hesitant to bring a camera last night; the rehearsal was without makeup and only minimal costumes were required and a few people couldn't make this rehearsal.  I decided it might be fun to see what I could get with my old film-era manual focus 85mm f2.0 lens.  The mood was relaxed last night; I was the most comfortable I've been all summer and probably did the smoothest job I've done yet.  Everyone seemed relaxed; probably too relaxed.


Then Greg Grimes (Ugly) decided to lighten things up and threw a huge rubber wrench into the works.  At the end of the play Ugly is transformed from an ugly duckling to a swan.  Last night Greg donned a white cape and tie revealed himself as a "Superswan".  Everyone lost it and from that point on all dialog had the word super and other superhero words ad-libbed in.  The cast was in hysterics; it was the most fun I've had with the play all summer, by far.  Here's a jump to the Superswan photos.



































































































HONK! Backstage Candids

8-5-2012 ~ Blog #467

(David & Joan)


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The performances have been going well; I'm calming down and starting to have fun.  Here's a few behind the scenes shots from last night:



 Rebeccah "Jo Jo" and Roshini




Our "Barnyard Personality" costumes


Kids waiting in the choir room



The Cat and Ugly - lead characters


Tom Cirner as Drake


Brian and Cindy Bishop


The Frog Band


John the Penguin




"Fish" waiting to swim onstage.




"America's Most Feathered" news team.



"Elegy" costumes



Svea and Kaylynn as bunnies for the Colage scene


Kurt the Frog


John, Kenny, Allisa, Allie and Cindy - The Geese


Brigitta and Sara


Dave and Shy brought Bill and Harriette last night


Our stage daughter "Penny" played by Elisha


Roshini and "Jo Jo"



Afterwards we went to The Firehouse in Tallmadge.  This is a doughnut burger... 

I think they would deep fry the water if they could figure out how...

(No, we did not order this but the person who did ended up in the restroom within five minutes; true story.)



HONK! Dress Rehearsal

8-1-2012 ~ Blog #466

(David & Joan)


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Ah, the time has come. Our moment has arrived. The Tallmadge Dynamics production of Honk! begins this weekend, and the whole Hall family is participating. We sing, we dance, we act… who knew? On the whole, we have really enjoyed our summer thespian experiment. Who knows if the whole family will ever again grace the stage together, but no one can deny how great doing this as a family has been.

Here are pictures from Wednesday night’s dress rehearsal. Thanks to Leah McConnell for taking some of the final pictures when Joan and I were both on stage.  Note that there probably will not be more pictures because forthcoming because we will be in the show; it was a bit risky changing costumes for four characters, making eight appearances and sneaking photos in-between. 


And if I haven't said it yet, this is a really great show; it is very funny, has great songs and is well cast.  Please come see us!














































































































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