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Penguin Project founder in La Crosse to promote kids’ theatre

Brad Williams

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Dr. Andy Morgan, founder of the Penguin Project, visits the Weber Center in La Crosse

The La Crosse Community Theatre’s first venture into a nationwide program to help children with special needs is getting support from the man who started that program.

Dr. Andy Morgan came to the theatre Tuesday to promote the Penguin Project, which will put on a youth version of the musical, Annie, this October.

Morgan is a physician, who specializes in treating children with disabilities. He thought getting the children involved with theater might help them.

He says the children with special needs meet new friends by doing the plays, and there’s “no negativity” involved in the shows.

Morgan will be back in La Crosse later this month to help the Annie cast begin the rehearsal process.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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