Kaleidoscope celebrates the unique voice and creative expression of individuals with disabilities through the performing arts.
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Since 1995, Kaleidoscope artists have been creating beautiful experiences together. Learn more about culminating performances from year to year. More information and artwork to come.
2019 Community Partners: Bayshore High School, Easterseals Southwest Florida, and Oak Park School.
About the Performance: Calicope: Things Are Not What They Seem is an original musical created by the 2002 Kaleidoscope participants. This fairy tale tells the story of the fierce King and Queen of the Kingdom of Calicope and their daughter, Princess Hope, who, along with the family's fortune, goes missing. This innovative musical features a fairy god mother, a good knight, a wicked witch, a goblin king, a dragon guarding treasure and more!
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2018: WHEELS OF A DREAM
2018 Community Partners: Bayshore High School, Easterseals Southwest Florida, and Oak Park School
About the Performance: The Kaleidoscope: Wheels of a Dream showcase presents a glimpse into varied artistic styles of each group’s explorations. Some ensembles demonstrated the classroom exercises they have been using in their workshop sessions, including movement and vocal activities. Others performed their own short musical, with a script generated by the participants themselves. The showcase performance is free to the general public.
2017 Community Partners: Bayshore High School, Easter Seals Southwest Florida, The Haven and Oak Park School
About the performance: Heartbeats presents a glimpse into the unique artistic process of each group of artists. Some ensembles will demonstrate the exact classroom exercises they have been using to develop focus and cooperation in their workshop sessions. Others share characters and stories they have imagined and rehearsed, including original dialogue generated by the participants. Veteran Kaleidoscope artists who have participated in the program over multiple years perform their own short musical, taking inspiration from the Beatnik-era evoked by Asolo Rep’s current production and scenic design by Tony®-winner David Gallo.
2016: THE SPECTACULAR SENSATION EXTRAVAGANZA!
Community Partners: Bayshore High School, Community Haven for Adults and Children, Easter Seals Southwest Florida, and Oak Park School.
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