Lincoln Community Playhouse will have a registration and first meeting for The Penguin Project Newsies Jr. on Monday, January 30th from 6:30-7:15 pm at the Playhouse, 2500 S. 56th Street. All participants and a parent/guardian (regardless of past participation) are required to attend this registration meeting.
The Penguin Project shows are performed by students with special needs (Artists) in partnership with peer Mentors. The Penguin Project is open to students ages 10 years to 22 years old. Potential Artists and Mentors must be at least 10 years old or still be 22 years old by the first rehearsal.The rehearsal schedule starts two evenings a week (Tuesday and Thursday) for the first two months approximately. After which Wednesday evenings and then later Mondays as well are added. Rehearsals are 6:30-7:45 pm until Tech Sunday. Tech Sunday is 12-5 pm and dress rehearsals are 6-9 pm. Performances are June 9-11 and 16-18.
Newsies JR. is a musical about a band of newsies striking against powerful New York newspaper publishers. Together, the young people learn they are stronger united and create a movement that will change history. The score includes “Carrying the Banner,” “Santa Fe,” and “Seize the Day.”
Penguin Project is sponsored by Ameritas, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals, and Union Bank & Trust. Season sponsors are Russ’s Market, Lincoln Journal Star, 10/11 Cares, and KFOR.