|Address:||3320 Triana Blvd SW, Huntsville, AL 35805, USA|
A shining star in north Alabama. Philanthropists Allan and Debra Jenkins had a vision to transform a boarded up building in a neglected part of town into a performing arts center to rejuvenate the area. They used their own time, energy and finances to renovate the building and opened to the public in 2007. After several years, Mrs. Jenkins, through a series of occurrences, realized that local children and adults with special needs can rarely, if ever, take performance art classes. My daughter, for example, tried a local performance art studio but didnt fit in because she wasnt intellectually on par with the others. The Jenkins ended up starting a day program for adults with special needs and an after school program for children with special needs. My daughter enjoys it so much that her acting classes are the highlight of her week. The program is 5 stars -- the participants all love it and theres simply nothing else like it around. Special needs kids and adults have such pure hearts and are accepting of one another as they are. If only the rest of the world can be that way! The productions are top-notch and the facility itself superb, complete with a 300-seat theater and state-of-the-art technology, such as closed captioning above the stage. Shows are open to the public, too; its not just for participants family and friends. In addition to the special needs productions, they have special concerts and events throughout the year... even Billy Bob Thornton, who is a supporter of Merrimack.
Greatest provider to special needs kids and adults in the U.S. Great dedicated leaders and staff. The have over 500 people enrolled in their programs.
Best shows in Huntsville and locally owned!!!!
Awesome theatre kid friendly