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SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES PRESENTED BY BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS AND SLOW BURN THEATRE CO.

These performances are 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-friendly 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.

 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Saturday, July 6th @ 11:00am (Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

Saturday, July 13th @ 11:00am (Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance.  The show features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity. This musical is performed by our talented 13–18 year old Young Professionals.

“The Broward Center's sensory-friendly programming is made possible through the generous support of The Batchelor Foundation, The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, Florida Blue Foundation, and The Taft Foundation. Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism

Approximate Running Time: 55-60 Minutes

To purchase tickets to this performance,  click the show logos below and use the promo code SENSORY. To order via the phone, call 954.660.6307 and mention the promo code.

Slow Burn Theatre Co presents SHREK 

Saturday, November 2nd @ 2:00pm (Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage in a hilarious and spectacular production that turns the world of fairytales upside down.

Experience the timeless tale of an unlikely hero named Shrek who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside his wisecracking loyal steed, Donkey as they set off on a quest to rescue and the feisty and beautiful Princess Fiona. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got an irreverent and humorous production that’s fun for the whole family.

Approximate Running Time: 2:30  minutes including iintermission
Recommended Ages: All ages

Super group tickets will go on-sale on June 18th at 12:01am. To purchase tickets to this performance,  click the show logos below and use the promo code SENSORY. To order via the phone, call 954.660.6307 and mention the promo code.

Manheim Steamroller LIVE VIDEO STREAM 

Thursday, November 14th @ 8:00pm (JM Family Studio Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

The Broward Center believes music is a powerful, joyful part of life. Join us and experience music in a welcoming, safe and comfortable Sensory-Friendly Environment designed to include the entire family.

Families are welcome to bring items (blankets, pillows, snacks, etc.) to make their visit more comfortable. Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the concert. 

Entry is $5; general admission ticket is required. 

Space is limited to 100.

Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times; not recommended for children under the age of 4.

Estimate Running Time: To Be Announced
Recommended Ages: Over 4 years  

 

 

Super group tickets will go on-sale on May 14th at 10:00am. To purchase tickets to this performance,  click the show logos below and use the promo code SENSORY. To order via the phone, call 954.660.6307 and mention the promo code.

Junie B. Jones The Musical 

Sunday, October 6th @ 11:00am (Amaturo Theater at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

A Production by Slowburn Theatre Company

This 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-friendly 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 zone with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support.

Outspoken, precocious, lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. Follow her adventures as she writes down the story of her life in her "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal." Based on the books by Barbara Park, this  musical is sure to delight!
All tickets $10 till September 20th. After September 20th, the price will be $15.

Estimate Running Time: 55-60 minutes
Recommended Ages: all ages

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The Broward Center's Sensory-Friendly Programming is made possible through the generous support of the The Taft Foundation. 

Special thanks to the Theater Development Fund's Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as an advisor. www.tdf.org/autism.

When you see the sensory-friendly access symbol, you know that the event or performance is specifically designed and adopted for individuals with Sensory Processing and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)