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Watch Theater Students with Autism Overcome Nerves and Inspire

February 11, 2014

New York City’s P94M: The Spectrum School is the first special education theater program to take part in the Junior Theater Festival, thanks to the generosity of the festival’s founders, Freddie & Myrna Gershon. The group of 10 students and their chaperones traveled to Atlanta for the weekend-long festival on January 18, 2014. The school’s theater program is 7 years old and recently got a major boost from Arts Connection, a New York organization that brings professional artists together with school programs. They connected The Spectrum School's theater program with composer/lyricist Scott Evan Davis. 

As you can see in the video above, the students overcame some nerves in rehearsal and went on to leave their Junior Theater Festival audience as well as the Broadway pros in awe with songs from "Aladdin Jr."