Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical: time’s running out to take this magic carpet ride
Going to a theatrical event can be difficult for children on the autism spectrum.
It’s why the creation of an autism-friendly performance of Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical, has been greeted so enthusiastically by the Victorian autism community.
This specially adapted performance in Melbourne will be suitable for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families, with trained staff on hand and dedicated quiet and activity areas should anyone need to leave their seats.
Slight adjustments to the production include removal of strobe lighting and pyrotechnics, reduction of any jarring sounds, and lights focused into the audience, house lights being dimmed and flexibility to bring your own snacks.
“This is a show where theatre etiquette is thrown out the window,” says Matt Henderson, Aladdin’s company manager.
“The show is all about the kids feeling free to move and make noise. We minimise the dynamics of the show but it still has all the splendour and spectacle for families to enjoy.”
One critic describes Disney’s Aladdin – The Musical as “a flawless fusion of dynamic performance and technical wizardry”.
Another reviewer says the musical has “scenes to make your eyes grow out on stalks”, leaving you lying awake wondering how they were done.
What else would you expect when the story features a magic lamp, genie and flying carpet?
The great news is that tickets are still available for the autism-friendly performance of Aladdin – the Musical at Her Majesty’s Theatre in Melbourne on Saturday August 12th at 1.30pm.
From the producer of The Lion King and Mary Poppins, Aladdin is a bold musical comedy and “Broadway’s biggest new hit!” (Entertainment Weekly).
With exhilarating choreography, show-stopping production numbers and astonishing visual effects, Disney’s Aladdin is, as NBC-TV declares, “Exactly what you wished for!”
A range of family friendly pricing is offered for this performance, starting from $50 per ticket excluding booking fees.
If asked for a password when booking online, type in the word AUTISM
Book by Phone: Ticketek 13 28 49 Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Book In Person: Her Majesty’s Theatre 219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 03 8643 3300
Tickets are limited, don’t miss out!
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