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Penguin Project presents Aladdin Jr.

The Apex Theatre Studio Inc. is pleased announce its inaugural production of the North Florida chapter of The Penguin Project.  Performances of Aladdin Jr. will take place at Lewis Auditorium on the campus of Flagler College on July 23rdand 24th.

Every year, across the country a group of young artists take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. These productions are unique, however, because all of the roles are filled by young artists with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders.  They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through four months of rehearsals and through the final performance.  By providing access to community theater, The Penguin Project demonstrates that the special challenges of a disability should not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences.