Penguin Project

Penguin Project

Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.

Friday, January 17, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 19, 2020 – 2:00 PM

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!
Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
Legally Blonde JR. features large, energetic dance numbers with an expandable cast of sorority sisters, law school students, hairdressers and more.
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Once a year, a magical and touching celebration of the human spirit unfolds at Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria, Illinois. A group of children in a program called The Penguin Project® take to the stage to perform a modified version of a well-known Broadway musical. This production is unique, however, because all of the roles are filled by children with developmental disabilities including Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders. They are joined on stage by their “peer mentors”, a group of children the same age without disabilities, who have volunteered to work with them side-by-side and guide them through 4 months of rehearsals and the final production. By creating unrestricted access to the performing arts, The Penguin Project® demonstrates that the special challenges of a disability need not handicap a child’s ability to participate in life’s experiences. For more information, please visit http://www.penguinproject.org/


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  • 2007 Guys and Dolls Jr.
  • 2008 Beauty and the Beast Jr.
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  • 2012 Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
  • 2013 Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.
  • 2014 Grease! School Edition
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  • 2016 Singin in the Rain Jr.
  • 2017 Crazy for You Young Performers Edition
  • 2018 Mary Poppins Jr.
  • 2019 Hairspray Jr.