Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program is partnering with the Sabes Jewish Community Center’s Inclusion program to create a musical revue titled When You Wish Upon a Star. A truly inclusive performance, the show will feature 16 performers who are challenged by a variety of disabilities singing and dancing side by side with 13 typical high school theatre students. The participants have worked together for six weeks with Twin Cities teaching artists to create a truly inclusive theatre experience.
“It’s not just about the effect on the people here; for me it’s also about the Spotlight kids. When they are on stage in New York, or out in the world, I want them to look around and say ‘why aren’t there any people not like me on this stage.’ They are my ambassadors. They are my hope for the future.” – Anita Lewis, inclusion director, Sabes Jewish Community Center