For the third year in a row, the Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando’s CityWalk and Autism Speaks, the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, are joining forces to offer an autism-friendly show on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m.
As in previous years, slight modifications will be made to the standard Blue Man Group show to make it more accessible to guests with autism and other sensory spectrum disorders. This will included reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and making headphones available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of direct audience interaction and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in the theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.
“We’ve heard from many families affected by autism that their children responded to the Blue Man character in a very moving way. We are thrilled to provide a safe and welcoming environment and are often quite moved by the emotional response to the show,” says Phil Stanton, Blue Man Group co-founder.
Tickets to the special Dec. 9 performance for children and adults are priced at $36 (plus applicable fees) and $5 from each ticket will be donated to Autism Speaks. The Universal Orlando Autism Speaks performance is part of a national partnership between Blue Man Group and Autism Speaks, in which Blue Man Group pledges to host autism-friendly shows suitable for children with autism and their families in Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando.
For more information and tickets, visit blueman.com/autismspeaks and watch this video: