The Miracle Project Announces Upcoming Virtual Musical Production, The Influencer

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Students on the Autism Spectrum defy the odds by creating the first virtual original musical production during quarantine

As they work together to virtually produce, edit, act, choreograph and compose original songs, they’re also expressing feelings, sharing imagination, emotional intelligence, and empathy for each other. Some experts might say that’s impossible - they’ve done the impossible.

The Miracle Project, a fully inclusive neurodiverse theater, film, social skills, and expressive arts program for individuals with autism and all abilities, is premiering the original musical film, The Influencer, via Zoom on June 25.

This original musical follows a close-knit Midwest family as they move to the big city and become negatively influenced by work, peer pressure, and social media. Created with, starring and filmed entirely during quarantine by teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and their peers, the musical deals with making choices between what others expect of you, who you want to be, and who you truly are.

Originally set to premiere as a staged production at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, The Influencer will now be streamed twice, with the first showing on Thursday, June 25, at 5 p.m. (PST) and second on Sunday, June 28 at 4 p.m. (PST). Following each show, there will be a 15-minute live talkback Q&A discussion with the directors, editors, actors, and songwriters from The Miracle Project.

“It’s been a remarkable experience to watch our students produce an original musical from miles apart. Not only are they facing the challenges that quarantine brings everyone, but the students and young adults of The Miracle Project’s Company class have also debunked some of the common myths around autism,” said Elaine Hall, founder of The Miracle Project and director of The Influencer. As they work together to virtually produce, edit, act, choreograph and compose original songs, they’re also expressing feelings, sharing imagination, emotional intelligence, and empathy for each other. Some experts might say that’s impossible - they’ve done the impossible.”

Celebrating the diversity and inclusion of students with all abilities and those on the autism spectrum, The Miracle Project gives students the opportunity to express themselves through collaborating on creative ideas, writing, music, dancing, and acting.

RSVP’s required and can be made online at http://www.themiracleproject.org/theinfluencer. Once a guest has registered, they will receive a private zoom link for the musical.

The Miracle Project is based out of Los Angeles, Calif. For more information, please call (310) 829-7034 or visit https://themiracleproject.org/.

About The Miracle Project
The Miracle Project is a fully inclusive neurodiverse theater, film, social skills, and expressive arts program for individuals with autism and all abilities. Through shared creative experiences with peers, The Miracle Project encourages individuals with autism, other disabilities, and all abilities to develop social and job skills, enhance communication, increase self-awareness, and confidence, ease anxiety and find joy in the experience. For more information, visit https://themiracleproject.org/.

The Miracle Project | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | (310) 829-7034

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