Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theaters across the country in a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical, this is known as the Penguin Project. All the lead roles are filled by children with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. BrickStreet Theatre’s Vice President Stacie LaMoore tells how the Penguin Project became a reality.
BrickStreet Theatre in Forest City is now a replication site for the Penguin Project, to inspire local kids with special needs to get involved in the performing arts. BrickStreet Theatre will offer its first Penguin Project production in February 2018 and hopes to continue it annually. LaMoore tells why this is as a great opportunity for North Iowa.
BrickStreet Theatre is holding its 1st Annual 9 Hole-4 Person Best Shot on Monday, August 7th at Bear Creek Golf Course in Forest City to raise money for this project and its other stage productions. Cost to participate is $30 per person or $120 per team. You may register now at the golf course or at brickstreettheatre.org/golf. Check in is Monday at 4:30pm, with a shotgun start at 5:15. If you can’t attend and would still like to donate to the cause or learn more about BrickStreet Theatre’s projects, go to brickstreettheatre.org.