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'The Ugly Duckling' musical to come to PR-B stage

Pine River-Backus students in grades 7-12 will present "HONK! A Musical Tale of the Ugly Duckling" at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, on the PR-B High School stage.

A cast of 15 students will play a variety of roles, and the show will be performed with a live orchestra made up of PR-B High School students and community members. Jason Trout and PR-B industrial tech/woods class students will do set design. Mike Shetka, Brent Passarella and students will run lights and sound. The backstage crew will consist of PR-B High School students.

Jen Anderson is the director and in charge of costumes. Noelle Johnson is the vocal director, and Ben Kinser is the pit orchestra director.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available a half hour before show time.

The musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International,