Penguin Project: Alladin Jr. Tickets

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Stay one jump ahead and re-discover the magic of Alladin Jr. - updated with some punch, pizzazz, yahoo and how! This new adaptation, based on the original Broadway and West End productions, includes concepts originally explored by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman in the 1992 animated classic. 

Aladdin JR. features the addition of awesome new supporting characters and songs, including the thrilling "High Adventure" and the soon-to-be-classic "Proud of Your Boy", as well as favorites "A Whole New World", "Prince Ali" and "Friend Like Me." 


**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 Alladin 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 Clives Roadhouse, BRIO, Corrective Care Chiropractic, Mad Hatter Tea Room, Paddleford River Boats, Pheasant Acres Golf Course, Spire Credit Union, Wells Fargo Adisory, Flagship Bank, Parkplace Studio Photography and Mama Deluca's for their sponsorship of the program. 

Wednesday, July 31s 1st @ 7pm

Opening Night and Pay What You Can Performance

Wednesday, July 31s 1st @ 7pm

Thursday, August 1st @ 7pm

Thursday, August 1st @ 7pm

Friday, August 2nd @7pm

Friday, August 2nd @7pm

Saturday, August 3rd @ 7pm

Saturday, August 3rd @ 7pm
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Sunday, August 4th @ 2pm

Final Performance

Sunday, August 4th @ 2pm

Our Grant and Sponsorship Partners

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Clean Water Land and Legacy Amendment

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Minnesota State Arts Board

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Flagship Bank

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Anoka Ramsey Community College

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Parkplace Studio Photography

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Clives Roadhouse Restaurant

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Corrective Care Chiropractic

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Pheasant Acres Golf Course

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The Mad Hatter Tea Room

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Brio Restaurant and Wine Bar

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Mama Deluca's

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Wells Fargo Advisors

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Spire Credit Union

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Paddleford Riverboard

About The Penguin Project

2017 NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES YOUTH PROGRAM AWARDS FINALIST

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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

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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.

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Goals

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  • 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