DHH Students Shine in Bigelow Middle School’s Charlie Brown Production

Collage of three images: the first image is of three male actors, the other two images each show a female with flowers.
Students from the CAPS Deaf and Hard of Hearing program showcased their creative talents during a recent production of Charlie Brown. Their hard work paid off with well-deserved applause as teachers and staff beamed with pride.

A Wonderful Representation of Inclusivity

Five students from the CAPS Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program joined the cast of Bigelow Middle School ‘s winter musical production of Charlie Brown. Four students took the stage as actors in many of the play’s ensembles, while one student showcased their creative skills as a makeup and costume artist. From December to March, these students dedicated their time and energy to prepare for the musical.

Sixth grader, James, shared how much he enjoys participating in theatre, “I am proud of participating in two plays this year. I like being on stage. I like making new friends.” His words reflect the sense of fulfillment and pride all the students experienced throughout their involvement. They embraced the opportunity to showcase their talents, make new connections, and create lasting memories.

Those staff members who were able to attend, couldn’t say enough about the performance. Julie Lynch, recalled how the students radiated with pride at the end of each performance while one of our teachers couldn’t help but get goosebumps while watching her students shine. Their hard work and dedication had paid off, as they received well-deserved applause and admiration from the audience.

“It was a pleasure to watch our CAPS/Bigelow students gain confidence on stage, develop friendships, and share their passion for ASL throughout this production.”
-Summer Kai, ASL Interpreter

CAPS Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Director, Courtney Dunne, was moved by the students’ participation, stating, “This is such a wonderful representation of inclusivity.” This sentiment perfectly encapsulates the significance of providing a fully inclusive program where students can try new things and break barriers in a supportive environment that celebrates the unique strengths of each individual.

We’re so proud of our students and can’t wait to see their next production!