The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical | Sensory-Friendly Performance
Orlando REP is pleased to announce its Sensory-Friendly performance of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical, specially designed for children with autism, Asperger’s, or other sensory processing disorders and special needs. Following the success of previous Sensory-Friendly productions, Orlando REP presents this performance on November 26 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 Orlando REP’s production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical 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: Beware The Herdmans; the worst kids in the history of the world! When they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. In this buoyant new musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic, will it be a silent night? Not a chance. But sometimes, a little joyful noise is just right for Christmas. Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner adapted this musical from the classic book by Barbara Robinson.
Download the Social Story | Social Story – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Download the Coping Sheet | Coping Sheet – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever