The Count Basie Theater and POAC are offering tickets to these sensory friendly performances at only $5 each. If you would like for your child with autism to experience the theater, this is your opportunity. With guidance from POAC Autism Services and several area performing arts organizations already presenting programs for children on the spectrum, the Basie will transform itself into a safe, judgement-free and sensory-friendly environment for these performances. Patrons and their children will be permitted to bring in favorite snacks, iPads and other objects of affinity, while house lights will remain bright enough for children to know where they are, and sudden or shrill sounds will be eliminated from the performance. A quiet room with “fidgets” and coloring pages / crayons will also be available to families.
Basie event staffers have also received training and guidance from POAC to ensure its sensory-friendly programs are just that: friendly.
You may order up to 6 tickets at this special rate and they will be mailed to you. Just click on the registration link below. All funds raised will go toward the provision of free autism recreational events.
About the Show:
Every day is a Mardi Gras party with Jazzy Ash and the Leaping Lizards, the first and only New Orleans jazz band just for kids. Use your imagination as you are transported aboard the Queen Helene riverboat cruise and discover Jazzy Ash’s home of New Orleans, exploring the playful sounds of early New Orleans jazz, zydeco, be-bop and swing. Jazzy Ash shows are crafted to be approachable for young ears, featuring original songs from Jazzy’s four family albums, and traditional jazz favorites you’ll be humming for weeks to come.
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