Chesterfield boy with rare form of dwarfism making theater debut - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Chesterfield boy with rare form of dwarfism making theater debut

Source: Facebook/Jacob Walker Source: Facebook/Jacob Walker
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

A Chesterfield boy with a rare form of dwarfism is now making his theater debut.

Four-year-old Jacob Walker may only be two-and-a-half feet tall, but his big personality shines on stage.

Jacob is playing a role in the Phantom of the Opera at The Byrd Theatre.

NBC12's Kelly Avellino saw the show Monday night and says it is a tremendous performance. Plus, all the proceeds benefit The Chesterfield Children's Theatre.

More than 23,000 people follow Jacob's journey on Facebook since he is the only known boy in the world living with his disorder.

He posted this photo Monday afternoon before the show, saying he was eager and ready for his debut performance.

Copyright 2016 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved

Report an Error or Submit a Tip to NBC12

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • The Latest: Prince fan says superstar didn't get justice

    The Latest: Prince fan says superstar didn't get justice

    Thursday, April 19 2018 11:12 AM EDT2018-04-19 15:12:44 GMT
    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:34 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:34:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investi...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File). FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2007 file photo, Prince performs during halftime of the Super Bowl XLI football game in Miami. Minnesota prosecutors are planning an announcement Thursday, April 19, 2018, in their two-year investi...
    A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim.More >>
    A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim.More >>
  • FIRST ALERT: This cool weather could be here awhile

    FIRST ALERT: This cool weather could be here awhile

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:28:05 GMT

    Our temperatures have been trending colder than average for about 65-percent of the days of this month so far, and it looks like that overall trend could hang tough not only through most of next week, but after a very brief break, could quickly return and take us into the half of May.  Blame the semi-persistent trough, or dip southward, in the jet stream over the Midwest and East, something we've seen frequently since early March! Here's the set-up into next ...

    More >>

    Our temperatures have been trending colder than average for about 65-percent of the days of this month so far, and it looks like that overall trend could hang tough not only through most of next week, but after a very brief break, could quickly return and take us into the half of May.  Blame the semi-persistent trough, or dip southward, in the jet stream over the Midwest and East, something we've seen frequently since early March! Here's the set-up into next ...

    More >>
  • Emporia native, NASCAR star throws out first pitch at Squirrels' peanut-free game

    Emporia native, NASCAR star throws out first pitch at Squirrels' peanut-free game

    Thursday, April 19 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-04-19 21:00:27 GMT
    Elliott Sadler throws out first pitch at the Flying Squirrels game Thursday (Source: NBC12)Elliott Sadler throws out first pitch at the Flying Squirrels game Thursday (Source: NBC12)
    Elliott Sadler throws out first pitch at the Flying Squirrels game Thursday (Source: NBC12)Elliott Sadler throws out first pitch at the Flying Squirrels game Thursday (Source: NBC12)

    Emporia native and NASCAR star Elliott Sadler was at The Diamond Thursday instead of the race track to help raise awareness about a personal issue. 

    More >>

    Emporia native and NASCAR star Elliott Sadler was at The Diamond Thursday instead of the race track to help raise awareness about a personal issue. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly