FORT LAUDERDALE – With audiences returning to the theater, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce three upcoming live and in-person sensory-inclusive performances for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are affordably priced at $10 each for these performances.
Sensory-inclusive performances create a welcoming and supportive environment for children and adults on the autism spectrum as well as for individuals with other sensitivity issues or developmental disabilities. Slight adjustments are made to the productions including reduced sound levels, no flashing or strobe lights and minimal special effects. As a plus, a pre-show arts and crafts activity with Young At Art Museum will take place before performances in the Amaturo Theater, plus a post-show meet and greet with the casts of the shows.
To provide additional comfort for attendees and their families, an area adjacent to the theater is designated as a quiet room with specially trained volunteers to provide audience support. Patrons may bring their own headphones, fidgets and other calming items into the theater or borrow these items at the theater. Ticket buyers will receive an email prior to the performance with a link to a character guide and short video about attending the theater.
Everyone’s favorite cat comes to mischievous life in a lively, engaging theatrical adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat in the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat that they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and the craziest of ideas, he is certainly loads of fun. He turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure – but what will mum find when she gets home? General admission is $10 until the week of the show and then $15. Lap tickets for children 12 months and under are available for $5.
Well-known for their works in arts and healing, Brazilian Voices deliver a concert of familiar songs intended to soothe and inspire in the Abdo New River Room on Sunday, May 21 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Featuring award-winning female singers, light percussion and guitar, Brazilian Voices will present a program of Bossa Nova favorites such as The Girl from Ipanema, Summer Samba (Samba de verão), and Mas que Nada, as well as American classics Fly Me to the Moon, Isn’t She Lovely, and Happy, along with medleys of popular Brazilian and American songs with a soft samba sound. Performing each year at the Annual Family Café in Orlando, a summit for persons with disabilities and their families, Brazilian Voices are among the leading providers of music in healthcare settings in our region. Tickets to this unique performance are $10.
Fresh out of their performance arts training at the Broward Center’s Young Professionals Summer Theater Camp this year, talented teens perform the enchanting Disney modern classic Frozen Jr. This magical performance will be presented at the Amaturo Theater on Saturday, July 9 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, July 16 at 11 a.m. Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, the show features all the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written exclusively for the Broadway production. General admission is $10 and $5 lap tickets for children 12 months and under.
Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org, by phone at 954.462.0222 or in person at the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office.
The Broward Center’s sensory-inclusive programming is made possible through the generous support of the Taft Foundation with special thanks to UM-NSU CARD for their in-kind support.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrowardCenter and Facebook.com/BrowardCenterEducation, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowardCenter, subscribe to our channel at Youtube.com/user/BrowardCenter and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter.
The Broward Center 2021/2022 season is generously underwritten by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, MasterCard and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
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