Blue Man Group’s Autism-Friendly Performance @ Briar Street Theatre

Events > 2019 > October > Blue Man Group's Autism-Friendly Performance @ Briar Street Theatre

About this event:

Created by Nancy Bishop

3133 N Halsted St

WHAT: Blue Man Group, a show that combines art, music, comedy and technology, is hosting its sixth annual autism-friendly performance.

SO WHAT: Slight modifications will be made to the Blue Man Group performance to create a sensory-friendly show that better accommodates individuals and families affected by autism. As part of the audience offerings for the autism-friendly performance, the Briar Street Theatre lobby will be transformed into a calming environment complete with bean bags, dim lighting and quiet corners for anyone seeking a sensory break from the excitement of the show. Sound levels during the performance will be reduced at select moments and noise-isolating headphones will be available for individuals upon request. Chicago is one of Blue Man Group’s permanent production installations; the show is continually refreshed with new music, fresh stories, custom instruments and state-of-the-art technology. The group is owned by Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

NOW WHAT: Tickets are $44 (regularly $69-$99), with $5 from every ticket purchased donated to local autism advocacy organizations including the Chicago Chapter of Autism Speaks and Turning Pointe Autism Foundation in Naperville. For more information and tickets, visit the website.

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