Curious George | Sensory-Friendly Performance
The REP is pleased to announce its Sensory-Friendly performance of Curious George: The Golden Meatball, specially designed for children with autism, Asperger’s, or other sensory processing disorders and special needs. Following the success of previous Sensory-Friendly productions, The REP presents this performance of Curious George: The Golden Meatball on March 12 at 5:30pm for that audience.
The flashing lights and loud noises that may occur onstage can be unbearable for children with these types of sensitivities. And for many, the requirements to remain seated quietly for an extended period of time is a nearly impossible task. Often, because of these challenges, families that include a child with special needs do not feel that the world of theatre is accessible to them.
Special modifications have been made to The REP’s production of Curious George: The Golden Meatball for this Sensory-Friendly performance. Volunteer helpers are stationed in the lobby and throughout the theatre to assist patrons as they are seated. Adjustments have been made to the show’s lighting and sound effects. A quiet room is available, should patrons need to leave the theatre at any time. A Social Story, a resource guide for parents and children, is also available for download, so patrons can get a feel for the theatre experience before the day of the show.
SYNOPSIS: Join Curious George, the inquisitive, lovable monkey-star of books, movies, and the award-winning PBS television show in a delightful new musical. All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year, and George could not be more excited. With George involved, things always get a bit interesting, and on this day, all roads lead to Rome for the Golden Meatball Contest! Along the way, George discovers the secret ingredient known by all the best chefs and shares it with all his friends!