Annie, Jr. – the Joy of Theater Is for Everyone

It will most likely be over before anyone reads this. In any case, the show has sold out both of its scheduled performances. But you can see a few of the shots I have taken at my Flickr site. I will be adding more photos later today.

Annie, Jr. is a Penguin Project production presented by Brazosport Center Stages, a part of the Brazosport Fine Arts Council, with a grant from Community Foundation of Brazoria County’s Mike and Leslie Lowrey Community Service Fund.

Penguin Project plays are scaled back versions of classic musicals designed for kids with special needs. Each character is accompanied by a mentor of the same age that appears with them on stage and in costume. The mentors assist with blocking and lines as needed. Since the mentors play roles and are also in costume, sometimes it is impossible to distinguish them from all the other players.

Here is a sampling of what I saw at the invited dress rehearsal:

Oliver Warbucks and Annie sing and dance (very well, by the way)

Orphans – You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile

The players performed with talent, energy and visible joy.

Lorin Furlow was the production coordinator and the BCS board member who initiated our adoption of the project several years ago. In the meantime there was Covid. That set back production for a couple of years.Thank you BFAC and Brazosport Center Stages for starting a Penguin Project chapter for our area. But they have it going now and I feel certain there will continue to be opportunities for special needs kids who live South of Town.

Author: Lake Jackson Citizen

I volunteer as a photographer for our local community theater. I have opinions about politics and believe it should be every American's duty to become informed and participate in the discussion of issues. I began this blog to be able to stay in touch in ways I used to on Facebook. I deleted that account recently and hope to be able to share photographs and information relating to cultural and political events in our community. I am retired after a career in social work and post-secondary‚Äč education.

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