The Blue Man Group show at Universal Studios Orlando has scheduled an autism-friendly show for Saturday, December 5th at 6pm.
At this performance, 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.
Sound reducing headphones 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
As part of a year long partnership with Autism Speaks, Blue Man Group will donate a minimum of $25,000 toward autism awareness efforts and research to benefit families affected by autism.
“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,” says Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group Co-Founder, “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.”
“Our first autism-friendly show, held in Chicago in 2014, was a huge success”
For more information,visit blueman.com/autismspeaks or call 1-800-258-3626.