The Penguin Project at Clark Youth Theatre

Our Penguins may not be able to fly, but that does not prevent their spirits from soaring!” 

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Clark’s 5th Annual Penguin Project Production

Clark is seeking Artist and Mentor participants ages 8-22 for Lion King JR. Artists are partnered with a Mentor and together they learn the blocking, music, and choreography for the Artist’s role. Rehearsals are held once a week at Clark Youth Theatre beginning in October 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. and then will increase to twice a week in December, three times a week in January of 2019, and 4-5 days in February 2020. Each rehearsal period ends with a sing-a-long of the Penguin Project theme song “Don’t Stop Believing” and a snack.

All interested families, including returning Penguins, are encouraged to attend an Informational Meeting to meet the Production Team, fellow Penguins, and to ask questions.

Informational Meetings are held:

August 5 at 6:30pm, August 18 at 2pm, September 8 at 2pm September 21st at 4pm & September 30 at 6:30pm   


Performances are February 14-16, 2019 at Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center.


Frequently Asked Questions:

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For more information about The Penguin Project at Clark Youth Theatre, download the information flyer.


About the Penguin Project® Foundation

The Penguin Project provides an opportunity for children with disabilities to develop creative skills related to the theatre arts.

Clark Youth Theatre is proud to be the first theatre in Oklahoma to produce The Penguin Project, conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Since 2004, The Penguin Project has produced one musical theatre production each year at Eastlight Theatre in East Peoria, IL.

Goals of The Penguin Project:

You can find more information about The Penguin Project® Foundation here.