First City Players is kicking off the month of March with auditions for a spring musical that will feature a cast of characters in a range of ages. 
"Honk! A Poultry Tale" is based on the story of the "Ugly Duckling," originally penned in 1843 by author Hans Christian Anderson. 
The musical "Honk! A Poultry Tale" won the Olivier Award for best musical in the late 90s, FCP Executive Artistic Director Elizabeth Nelson told the Daily News during a Thursday interview.
"It's not known particularly well, but it's so funny and bright and it's just like, a wonderful little show," Nelson said.
Nelson will be directing the production, and Houghtaling Elementary School music teacher Jillian Pollock is the music director. Grace Louise, who played the role of Leading Player in November's production of "Pippin," is the choreographer for the show. 
Auditions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday. Each evening has available time slots of 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Interested individuals need to contact FCP to arrange an audition time, according to Nelson. 
"Nobody needs to prepare anything for it, but they do need to just call and set up their audition time," Nelson explained. 
The cast has 12 spots — four for men, four for women and four for children. Those who are cast will portray multiple roles.
"(The) only thing I would have to say is that it is a musical and every single role in this play will sing," Nelson said. "... The only requirement is that you are willing to sing and you will note, I did not say you are a great singer."