Penguin Project: Annie Jr. 2018 Tickets

Penguin Project Annie Jr.

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Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie Jr. features everyone’s favorite little redhead in her very first adventure.  
With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.​


**Performances are at Anoka Ramsey Community College**

11200 Mississippi Blvd
Coon Rapids, MN 55433


Pricing

$12 Adults

$8 Students (0-18)

$8 Seniors

About the Penguin Project

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theaters across the country. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical.  This year it will be Annie Jr. These productions are unique, however, 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.  They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through 4 months of rehearsals and through the final performance.


Northern Starz is proud to be the first Minnesota theatre as a replication site for Penguin Project.

We want to thank the Minnesota Arts Boards and the Minnesota Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment for awarding Northern Starz a grant to help make the Penguin Project happen. We also want to thank AccuKare, Majestic Oaks Golf Club, Ramsey Lions Club, Discover Community Education, Parkplace Studio Photography and Mama Deluca's for their sponsorship of the program. 

Saturday, August 4th at 7pm

Sunday, August 5th at 2pm (ASL Performance)

Our ASL Performance and Final Show.

Our Grant and Sponsorship Partners

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Parkplace Studio Photography

About The Penguin Project

2017 NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUTH PROGRAM AWARDS FINALIST

Northern Starz is so proud to be part of the Penguins Project in 2018. The Penguins Project, headquartered in Illinois, was just named a finalist for the 2017 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards. For more information check out the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program website. You can also learn more about the Northern Starz Penguin Project plan for 2018 under our upcoming shows.

Penguin Project National Program

Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at numerous theaters across the country. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical.  These productions are unique, however, 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.  They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through 4 months of rehearsals and through the final performance.

Goals

  • Provide an opportunity for children with special needs to develop creative skills related to the theater arts
  • Provide an opportunity for children with special needs to participate in a community theater experience
  • Facilitate interaction between children with special needs and their age-level peers through joint participation in a community theater experience
  • Facilitate an appreciation of the challenges faced by children with special needs and their families
  • Identify the impact of a community theater experience on the communication skills, socialization, and self-esteem of children with special needs
  • Facilitate interaction among medical, developmental, educational, and theater professionals through participation in a common community project
  • Provide a forum for support and interaction for families of children with special needs