Sensory-Friendly Performance | Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure

Orlando REP is pleased to announce its Sensory-Friendly performance of Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure, specially designed for children with autism or other sensory processing disorders and special needs. Following the success of previous Sensory-Friendly productions, Orlando REP presents this performance on March 10 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 Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure 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: Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure hits the stage. Meet the Beat Bugs – five insect pals who explore the world and pick up life lessons along the way in this new musical, based on the Netflix animated series that incorporates songs of that famous band. Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields from being taken over by a stink bug with other plans for it. Some of the songs from the iconic catalogue that appear in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.”

Download the Social Story

Download the Coping Sheet (a condensed version of the Social Story)

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