Spotlight Musical Theater - It's Not Just A Song
At 74 years, Patricia Gibson is our oldest cast member. She reminds me every Saturday that we are in our 10th year of making theater together. This summer, I couldn’t imagine how our cast of 25 would come up with yet another fresh idea, but here we are. The cast was adamant about dedicating the show to John Huff, our former actor/singer/dancer who passed away last year. John loved to write lyrics and worked closely with our composer, George Gagliardi, to write ballads about love and longing. John was great at finding rhymes and he put his heart into each song. Sometimes he wrote more songs than we could fit into the show. In remembrance of John, our show this year is about songwriters and making music. But always with an eye to current events, several in the cast, both men and women, wanted to share their views about treating women with respect. Abby said, “Because I’m Down Syndrome, some people treat me like a child and some men call me 'baby.' I’m a full-grown woman and I deserve respect.” Indeed, everyone deserves respect, and here we make sure everyone gets a chance to be heard.
Scene 1: The Fans Love Arrow Plane
Scene 2: WEQL Newscaster, Arrow Plane Comeback
Scene 3: Arrow Plane Meets the Pyxie Styx
Scene 4: Billy Jones is Stuck
Scene 5: Pyxie Styx Write
Scene 6: Fans Dance
Scene 7: The Missing Baby
Scene 8: Say It With A Song
Scene 9: Newscaster Reports Unequal Pay
Scene 10: We Need the Song Now!
Scene 11: Make Your Move & Commander
Scene 12: Arrow Plane Finds the Song
Scene 13: News Interview
Scene 14: Rhonda Learns A Lesson
Scene 15: The Concert
Special Needs Ministry at HPUMC
“With one mind and one voice we glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
For more information about our ministry and serving opportunities contact Cheryl Vandiver at 214.523.2209 or .
Learn more at HPUMC.org/specialneeds
A welcoming weekly worship service for those with special needs, their families and friends, and all who have a heart for special needs. Sundays at 5:00 pm.
Our new special needs choir for all ages where we sing, play instruments and dance to beautiful music. Rehearsals are Sundays at 4:00 pm with performances at The Feast.
A class that offers participants a chance to grow in their faith, while enjoying fellowship. Multiple classroom settings accommodate individuals of all ages, interests, and abilities. Sundays at 9:30 am.
A theatrical performance opportunity for teens (16+) and adults with special needs with rehearsals from September to February, concluding in a two-night performance. We hope you enjoyed the show!
Night OWLS (Out With Loving Sitters)
A respite program for families who have children with special needs and their siblings (to age 13). Held the rst and third Friday of the month.
A spiritual and leisure enrichment group for teens (13+) and adults with special needs. Held the second Tuesday of the month.