Allies, Inc.'s "Through Our Eyes"
Returns to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre June 14

5/15/09


The Down Syndrome Association of Central New Jersey (DSACNJ) will present its 2009 fundraiser in partnership with Allies, Inc., with a special performance of "Through Our Eyes" on Sunday, June 14 at Kelsey Theatre, located on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The doors to Kelsey Theatre will open at 12 noon with a silent auction to raise money for the two nonprofit organizations. Among the items donated by members of the community are restaurant gift certificates, tickets to sporting events, merchandise, services, and more. The show begins at 1 pm.

DSACNJ is a nonprofit support group established to assist families of children with Down Syndrome. The association provides support, encouragement and information through monthly meetings, a newsletter, social activities and other resources to parents and others whose lives touch their children. DSACNJ educates the community about the potential and needs of people with Down Syndrome and is affiliated with the National Down Syndrome Congress and the National Down Syndrome Society.

"Through Our Eyes," written and composed by Alan Rosen, is produced by Allies, Inc., of Hamilton, NJ. Allies has assisted people with disabilities through supportive employment, housing, and more for the past ten years. Allies' "Through Our Eyes" promotes awareness and raises funds for special needs education, recreational programs and activities.

Cast members from "Through Our Eyes"
Cast members David Kelly
and Catherine Reischman

"Through Our Eyes" is an original musical that tells unique stories through a series of vignettes and an original musical score that communicates how individuals with disabilities see the world. Half of the more than 60 cast members are people with special needs, including members of the Down Syndrome Association. The cast was invited to perform at the United Nations in March 2008 as part of its King, Ghandi, Chavez-Seasons of Non-Violence Celebration. Mr. Rosen is a recipient of the 2009 VSA Arts of NJ's Dare To Imagine Award for his work on this show and the population it supports.

Tickets for the event and show are $25-$35 and are available online. For additional information or to make a donation, contact Alan Rosen at 609-689-0136, ext. 119, email arosen@toemusical.org, or visit www.toemusical.org.

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