Friday, March 13, 2015

Seattle Children's Theatre announces a sensory-friendly performance of Goodnight Moon

Last week I posted a review of Seattle Children's Theatre's newest show- Goodnight Moon. It's fantastic. You can read my review here. If you've been thinking about attending, but have a child with sensory issues and have been hesitant- good news! There is going to be a special performance in April. Read on for details!

Seattle Children’s Theatre Presents a Sensory Friendly Performance of Goodnight Moon
With our beloved signature show Goodnight Moon now on stage, Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT) is pleased to offer a relaxed performance that is sensory friendly for children with diverse developmental and sensory needs, including children on the autism spectrum.  This special performance will be on Saturday, April 4th, at 5:30pm.
“Our goal with this project is to create a safe place for children with sensory, social and learning challenges so that they can enjoy an arts experience with their families,” states Karen Sharp, Interim Managing Director.  “The SCT staff has rallied around this opportunity and with the help of experts from the University of Washington we are eager to open up the world of theatre to families who so richly deserve it.”
This initiative dovetails directly with the mission of Seattle Children’s Theatre - to provide access to professional theatre for all children. This is accomplished through the School Children Access Fund and the robust schedule of school performances for each play. Over 50,000 students and teachers attend performances at the theatre annually.