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Nov 5

Sensory Inclusive Performance: It's Okay to be Different

Broward Center Presents

November 5, 2022

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This Sensory Inclusive Performance is intended to create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. To create a sensory-Inclusive setting, slight adjustments have been made to the production including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. An area adjacent to the theater has been designated as a Quiet Room with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support.


Three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr come to life with Parr’s signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity. Adapted and staged for young audiences by The Mermaid Theater, this hour-long production features three books from his collection. “It's Okay to Be Different” cleverly delivers important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. “The Earth Book” is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring everyone to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. “This is My Hair” is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, you should always feel good about yourself. These stories encourage early literacy, enhance emotional development, celebrate multiculturalism and promote character growth.

Enjoy complimentary pre-show art activity provided by Young at art Museum!
Join us post-show for a character meet & greet!

Video Walkthrough – Plan Your Visit
Going to the Theater - Downloadable PDF
Character Guide - TBD
Digital Program - TBD

Lap Tickets are available for purchase for children 12 months and under and only available at the Broward Center's AutoNation Box Office. Everyone in the theater must have a ticket.

The Broward Center's sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of The Batchelor Foundation, Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and The Taft Foundation. Special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support.

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  • Venue Amaturo Theater at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts
  • Price Seats Start at $20.00
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