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Penguin Project presents 'Beauty and the Beast Jr.'

Unique theater project runs June 8-10

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[May 25, 2012]  BLOOMINGTON -- The Penguin Project of McLean County will present the stage production of "Beauty and the Beast Jr." June 8-10 at the Central Catholic High School auditorium.

Dancing flatware, menacing wolves and singing furniture fill the stage in this Disney adaptation of the beloved fairy tale.

The Penguin Project is a unique group of individuals who take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. All roles are filled by individuals with disabilities.

Performers with disabilities are paired with same-age peer mentors who support them throughout the rehearsal and performance schedule. The Penguin Project is open to any individual age 10 to 24 with a disability, plus peer mentors ages 10 to 21.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. June 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. on June 10.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth and are available at the Bloomington Parks & Recreation office, 115 E. Washington St., Suite 103.

[Text from file received from Bloomington Parks & Recreation]

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