THE PENGUIN PROJECT SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE JR.
March 11 - March 20
Youth Theatre Musical Production
The Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is the basis for one of the most fun and energetic musicals around! Tom, a young schoolteacher, nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV when colorful characters representing various aspects of his personality pop magically off the screen. Some of our favorite songs include Just Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction.
RATING: Recommended for Family Audiences
THE PENGUIN PROJECT
Established in 2004, Penguin Project gives youth and young adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in the community theatre experience. The Penguin Project is open to any individual ages 9 to 26 with a disability. This includes those with cognitive, learning, motor, hearing and visual impairments as well as genetic and neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of "peer mentors" - youth the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with the artists throughout the entire rehearsal and performance process.
The program provides a supportive environment for children with disabilities to explore their creative talents. It has also demonstrated that participation in the performing arts has therapeutic value by enhancing social interaction, communication skills, self-confidence and self-esteem. The impact of the program has reached beyond the stage to create a social network for children who previously had very few friends and limited social opportunities.
The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the box office at 269.343.1313.
No Special Cautions
60 minutes with no intermission
THEATRE FOR ALL
ASL, Audio Described and Sensory Friendly Performance - March 19
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.