On April 13, 2022, out-of-school time programs Gaines Park Community Center and North Grade Elementary Afterschool Program performed a Magical Disney Musical at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Prime Time expanded learning opportunity (ELO) provider Lake Worth Playhouse gave youth the opportunity to practice for nine weeks in the theater alongside Theater Teacher Deshon Allen completely free thanks to the Children’s Services Council of Palm Beach County.
Youth thespians from Gaines Park West Palm Beach out-of-school time program, paused to take a group photo right before they hit the stage to perform.
The Lake Worth Playhouse filled the theater with approximately 150 attendees including community, families and friends to watch youth perform musical skits Mulan, Aladdin, Lion King, Rent, The Little Mermaid, Zootopia and more.
The theater teacher shares special heartfelt message following the event on his Instagram page, “Nothing but love and admiration for these talented kids…”.
Watch clips of the final performance below.