A Musical Tale of The Ugly Duckling

at Young Actors' Theatre

Since it first hatched in 1993, Stiles & Drewe's musical, Honk!, has winged its way around the world in over 8,000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heartwarming celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages with its sparkling wit and memorable score.

Ugly 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 that being different is not a bad thing to be.


Everyone who attends needs to be wearing a mask


November 4-14, 2021

November 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:00pm

November 7 & 14 at 2:00pm


ENCORE! Theatre

9620 Campo Rd.

Spring Valley, CA 91977


Wilfred Paloma












Wilfred is a California based artist with a M.A. in Theatre Arts at San Diego State University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance: Acting and Musical Theatre. Wilfred is also a graduate of the MCIT Acting Studio and is a member of the Actors' Equity Association.


Wilfred engages with diverse populations that span K-12 teaching and facilitating Arts Integration, Discrete Arts and Arts Enrichment programs as well as community workshops and other adult programs. In addition to his work with Young Actors' Theatre, Wilfred is a Professor of Theatre Arts at Grossmont College. Wilfred also partners with La Jolla Playhouse, Imagine Brave Spaces, Arts Education Connection, Diversionary Theatre, and San Diego Junior Theatre. He runs a private performing arts studio specializing in Acting, Dance/Movement & other forms of performance. Past production credits include: Director and Choreographer for School of Rock (SDJT), Choreographer Hunchback of Notre Dame (SDJT), Assistant Director and Choreographer for R+J (SDSU). Wilfred performed in La Jolla Playhouse’s 2017 POP Tour: Light Years Away. Listen to Wilfred on Spotify and iTunes on the original cast recording of the musical The Things We Never Say featured on the track “Coronado Lights”. wilfredpaloma.com


Music Director:

Matt Ignacio












Matt Ignacio is an accomplished singer and choir director. He is the Artistic Director for Tremble Clefs San Diego, as well as the Music Director at St. John of the Cross Catholic Church. He is also a teacher with T3 Triple Threat and Theatro San Diego. His previous YAT credits include Bye Bye Birdie, The Music Man, Mulan, Aladdin, Mary Poppins, Matilda, and more!


Stage Manager:
Jerrica Ignacio


Jerrica is a musician and stage manager who plays piano, strings and reeds with various ensembles around San Diego. Stage Management credits include YAT's Peter and the Starcatcher, Wizard of Oz, Annie, Mary Poppins, and Matilda, CCT's Little Mermaid, and others. She has been the Music Director for YAT's Thoroughly Modern Millie, Into the Woods, Lion King Jr., and Xanadu, as well as Beauty and the Beast, High School Musical, I Love You You're Perfect Now Change, and Vanities with other companies.

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