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    Cultural Inclusion

    Blue Man Group Hosts Sensory-Friendly Show

    Sunday June 26, 2016 at 11am

    Posted Tuesday June 07 2016 at 05:26 am.
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    Blue Man Group Boston will be hosting a sensory-friendly show Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 11am, collecting donations at shows at the Charles Playhouse for Autism Speaks.

    Blue Man Group co-founder Phil Stanton on why this partnership is an important step:  "We've heard from many families affected by autism that their children responded to the Blue Man character in a very moving way.  We don't know the exact reason.  We can only speculate that it has to do with the Blue Men communicating in their own unique way — non-verbally, through visuals, touch and sound.  Their message often resonates on a deeper, more sincere level.  Once we knew that we could be helpful or provide an outlet for those affected by autism, we felt it was important to do more.  With our sensory-friendly shows, we want to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals and families affected by this disorder, in the hopes that they can have an entertaining and joyful experience together."

    Slight modifications will be made including:

  • Reduction of sound and light levels at various moments during the performance.  Please note that while light levels will be reduced, strobe lighting is still used in the show.  Contact us for further information.
  • Sound reducing headphones or earplugs (depending on market) available upon request
  • Blue Men will limit the amount of "chair walking" and keep their approach to the audience more subdued
  • Calming environments in each theatre's lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement
  • More information.

    Purchase tickets.  Promo code: AUTISMSPEAKS.

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