The cast of the Penguin Project’s production of Annie has been hard at work for months, and it’s almost showtime! You definitely don’t want to miss this magical and heart-touching performance.
The Penguin Project is a national program that gives special needs individuals the opportunity to explore their creative talents while participating in a life-changing theater experience.
Every cast member in this modified production of Annie has some type of a disability, ranging from developmental disorders like Down syndrome or autism to hearing impairment or other neurological disorders.
The Bradenton program was initiated by staff at the Manatee Performing Arts Center and the seed money for the program was provided by the Bradenton Kiwanis Club. Many volunteers are also giving their time and talents to support this incredible project.
For the past several months, the cast has been tirelessly working alongside peer mentors who have been helping them through the rehearsals and will be by their side throughout each performance.
They recently had their first public performance on the field of LECOM Park, giving fans a glimpse of what’s to come during a Bradenton Marauder’s pre-game show. Now, they’re continuing to sharpen their skills as they get ready for their full debut!
There will be four performances at the MPAC in May. The Penguin Players, which consists of adults aged 23 and up, will be performing on May 14th and 15th at 7:30 pm.
The Penguin Project, which includes participants ranging in age from 8 to 22, will be performing on the 16th and 17th at 7:30 pm.
Tickets are just $20 and the show runs around 40 minutes. You can expect a wholesome and heartwarming evening that you won’t soon forget! Click the buttons below to purchase your tickets today!