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First Stage announces sensory-friendly performances of THE THREE LITTLE PIGS and GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS

“We’re delighted that children with autism and their families can enjoy these interactive performances.”

By - Nov 5th, 2014 09:13 am

Milwaukee, WI – First Stage has announced two sensory-friendly performances during its 2014-2015 season. A sensory-friendly performance of Stiles & Drewe’s THE THREE LITTLE PIGS will take place on Saturday, November 15 at 3:30 p.m. at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee.  An additional sensory-friendly performance of GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS is planned for Saturday, February 14 at 3:30 p.m. and will also take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. The performances are adapted to serve children on the autism spectrum and their families.  Special accommodations include a limited number of attendees, lower volume and a host of family resources and support before, during and after the performance. Tickets can be purchased by phone at the First Stage box office at (414) 267-2961.

“We’re delighted that children with autism and their families can enjoy these interactive performances,” said Jennifer Adams, Next Steps program director. Resource materials including a Performance Social Story and pre-performance visits to the space are available by contacting Jennifer Adams at nextsteps@firststage.org or (414) 267-2975.

Tickets are $14 per person and are available exclusively through the First Stage box office at (414) 267-2961.

More information about First Stage’s sensory-friendly performances and Next Steps classes for students on the autism spectrum can be found at www.firststage.org/nextsteps.

About First Stage
Since 1987, First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain; unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills; and dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community.  In 2012, First Stage was selected to participate in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  First Stage is a member of TYA/USA, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Arts Partners, and is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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