April 07 | 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: LEAP Auditorium
Address: 3835 Greenspring Ave., Baltimore, MD 21211
“Follow the yellow brick road” and attend Kennedy Krieger High School’s musical production of “The Wizard of Oz” on April 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. in the LEAP Program’s auditorium on the Greenspring Campus. This is the first musical production by the high school’s students, and it was made possible by a generous gift from Nancy and Preston Athey, who have graciously funded music therapy programs throughout the Institute. Learn more.
A musical theater program is an important part of any high-school experience. The benefits of a musical production for students with disabilities extend far beyond the performance event. Students learn how to be a part of a whole-school event, to demonstrate leadership, and to mentor each other, and they get to know their fellow students better.
Being the musical director for this production,” says Alicia Barksdale, a music therapist at the high school, “has afforded me the ability to provide so many more students with opportunities for musical expression than I am able to do within the regular weekly music therapy schedule.
It also allows me to identify students who could benefit from music therapy in the future.
Thirty-five students have speaking and singing roles in the production, and other students serve in the chorus and behind the scenes. The performance is sensory-friendly.