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IIn 2014, CCT's Penguin Project will present it's fifth production, "Aladdin, Jr."
The Penguin Project provides children and young adults, ages 10-22, with developmental disabilities the opportunity to take center stage in a Broadway-style musical production, filling all roles from leads to ensemble. Those participants, known as artists, will work side-by-side, in rehearsal and during shows, with mentors of similar age who will assist the artist in learning songs, memorizing lines, perfecting dance routines and other aspects of the show. Neither artists nor mentors need acting experience to participate.
The show will feature all of the usual trappings of a CCT offering - great music, beautiful costumes, professional sets, dazzling dance numbers -- but it will be different in one very important way: all of the roles in the show will be filled by children and young adults with disabilities or special needs, assisted by mentors of similar age.
The show will be our 5th effort at duplicating the success of the Peoria Based organization know as The Penguin Project. We are proud to have been selected as the first community theatre group to partner with this amazing organization and we look forward to building upon the success that their program has enjoyed for the last 8 years.