• The Penguin Project

    Proud chapter of The Penguin Project since 2021


    2025 Show Announced! Disney's The Lion King Jr., January 23-25 at 7:30 pm, and January 26 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students. This show can be added to the 24-25 season ticket package, which is 15% off until August 14, 2024, or purchased individually by clicking here!

    What is The Penguin Project?

    What is the Penguin Project? Established in 2004, the Penguin Project has evolved into a national program, with 53 chapter sites throughout the United States. The program provides a supportive environment for children with disabilities to explore their creative talents. In FoCAL's Penguin Project production, high school students with special needs from Forsyth County Schools perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical in the FoCAL Center James and Dorothy Otwell Theatre. They are joined on stage by a dedicated group of “peer mentors” – children the same age without disabilities who have volunteered to work side-by-side with them through rehearsals and through the final performances. 

    The FoCAL Center's Penguin Project artists must be enrolled in one of the Forsyth County Schools' high schools and be in 9th-12th grade or first year Project Life.  Mentors must be a Forsyth County residents and in 6th-12th grades.

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