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From the Studio: Out of the Shadows Theater presents "Beauty and the Beast, Jr."

This morning, Verne had the privilege for speaking with Wendy Carroll, the founder of Out of the Shadows Theater in Coeur d'Alene.  Out of the Shadows is a new non-profit theater organization that brings theatrical performance opportunities to people with physical and developmental disabilities.  Their first production, Beauty and the Beast Jr. opens on November 11. All of the roles are played by actors with disabilities, supported by a "shadow actor" who provides coaching and support through out the rehearsals and performances. Molly Allen and Jack Bannon will lend their talents as the story's narrators.

Performances will be November 11 at 7:30pm and November 12 at 2pm at the Kroc Center at 1765 West Golf Course Road in Coeur d'Alene. Admission is free, donations encouraged. American Sign Language interpreters will be at both performances. 

More information can be found at the Out of The Shadows Theater Facebook page.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.