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Students with disabilities perform in "Honk Jr" this weekend

May 1, 2019

VSA Delaware, the State Organization on Arts and Disability - brings a taste of Broadway to Dover this weekend.


The group is putting on a performance of the musical Honk Jr. Saturday afternoon, May 4, at Delaware State University.

 

“Honk is currently on Broadway - it’s a Broadway production and we bought the rights to it," said Jennifer Gunther, director of VSA Delaware. "So it is the story - it’s the wonderful story of the Ugly Duckling. If you all remember Hans Anderson’s classic tale of the Ugly Duckling and it is the story of acceptance.”

Gunther says the performance features 46 transitional-aged students from the John S. Charlton School in Camden-Wyoming and the Kent County Community School in Dover.  Those students are completing a performing arts residency taught by artists, Christy Wyatt and Lee Lewis.

 

“VSA’s been in Delaware for 33 years. And we’re a small art/education non-profit that supports our District opportunities for individuals with disabilities. We do that primarily through artist residency programs,” said Gunther.

 

Saturday’s performance is at 2 p.m. in DSU’s Theater of the Education and Humanities Building. The event is open to the general public and admission is free.

 

 

You can read more about VSA Delaware here.

 

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