Facebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Olympia School District Education FoundationThe Olympia School District Education Foundation is pleased to announce the 2016 musical selection by the OSD Players, a group of dedicated school district teachers and staff. Teachers, staff, and even administrators will be performing “Honk!” on Thursday, February 25 through Sunday February 28 at the Olympia High School Performing Arts Center.Since it first hatched in 1993 Stiles & Drewe’s musical “Honk!” has winged its way around the world in over 8000 productions and in many different languages. Winner of multiple awards, including the 2000 Olivier Award for Best Musical, this heart-warming 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 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 being different is not a bad thing to be.OSDEF Board President Ryan Hall remarked, “We are thrilled to help bring our treasured staff and faculty to the stage once again. This much-loved tradition helps us fund many teacher grants through out the school year, and we are grateful for the support of our community. Bring your kids and prepare for a wonderful heart-warming performance.”The South Sound Reading Foundation (SSRF) will be offering a special story time before the matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:15 PM. This local non-profit will also be collecting new or gently used children’s books at each performance to give to children in our district. SSRF engages area children in the wonder and promise of books and reading by providing family literacy engagement classes, story time and books talks, and by striving to get books into every home and into the hands of every child. The OSDEF and SSR are very proud to be partnering together to benefit our community.The OSD Players musical has been an annual event since 1993; since 2005 all proceeds from the play benefit the OSDEF. The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose programs include classroom and tutoring grants, emergency funding for student needs, and outdoor education.Tickets available now at www.seatyourself.biz/olympiasd, or call the OSDEF office at 753-8853.