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Christmas play celebrates children of all abilities

A poster for the "Special Stars" Drummer Boy Christmas program.
Nitza Salazar

During this time of year, there are all kinds of Christmas pageants and nativity plays where kids get a chance to go on stage and play the parts of Mary, Joseph, and the three wise men. But some kids with special needs and abilities don’t always get a chance to take part inthese activities.
 
One woman has been working to change that. She’s putting together a “Special Stars” performance of the Little Drummer Boy, calling it a chance to let “disabilities shine on stage” and celebrating each child’s unique talents.

Nitza Salzar, the founder of Special Stars, joined Idaho Matters to talk more.

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