Actors with disabilities perform Grease!
Apr 26, 2017 7:26 AM -
On Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, an uplifting act of creative partnership will be on display as the T-Birds and Pink Ladies reunite in "Grease, a Review" at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center at 7 p.m. both evenings. The production is the culmination of efforts by Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) and the Buffalo Grove Park District to develop increased opportunities for individuals with disabilities to immerse themselves into full community theater productions. This community production will be hosted by Big Deal Productions, managed by the Buffalo Grove Park District. As part of the NWSRA Broadway Buddies program, participants have practiced for two-three hours per week for approximately 12 weeks to ensure that their performances are ready. Through the Broadway Buddies program, individuals with disabilities are paired with volunteer "Buddies". These individuals serve as music directors, choreographers, mentor directors, stagehands, behavior support and many other roles throughout the process. Through the collective efforts of the Buffalo Grove Park District, NWSRA, Big Deal Productions, the volunteer "Buddies" and all of the cast members, this event will create an immersive theatrical experience for the actors and audience.