The Penguin Project Presents Annie Jr
Everyone’s favorite redhead goes on her first adventure in this 60-minute version of the popular Broadway musical. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, Little Orphan Annie is determined to find the parents who left her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually finds a new home and family with billionaire Daddy Warbucks, his secretary Grace, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. Annie Jr is presented in the John Viars Theatre.
The Penguin Project productions are unique because all 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. These artists are joined on stage by their peer mentors, youths of similar age without disabilities who have worked side-by-side with the artists through four months of rehearsals. Click here to learn more about The Penguin Project.
ASL interpreters will be at the performance at 2:00 PM, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022.
If ticket prices are keeping you away from this show, please call the ticket office at 515.277.6261, Noon-5:00 PM, Tuesday-Friday. We have supporters who want to make sure everyone gets a chance to see this production.
Penguin Project allows youth with developmental disabilities the opportunity to be onstage and perform live theatre! We are so proud to bring this national program to The Playhouse. In this photo, Penguin Project peer liaison Paul Honold holds a stuffed penguin, which is a token of our gratitude and appreciation that we hope to give to participating families. Sponsor a Penguin for $100 today!
- Performance Times:
- 7:00 PM Friday, 7:00 PM Saturday, 2:00 PM Sunday
- Special Events
- Run Time:
- 80 minutes, performed without intermission
- Content Advisory:
- Playhouse children’s theatre productions are intended for ages 5 and up.
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