Sensory-friendly performance of 'Grinch' returns to Old Globe Theatre -- this time with extra events
San Diego Union-Tribune - 11/28/2018
Nov. 27--As "Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" celebrates its 21st season at the Old Globe, the theater's sensory-friendly performance of the holiday show has become a tradition all its own.
And this year, it arrives in an expanded form, with numerous free "AXIS" events on Copley Plaza outside the Globe.
The "Grinch" performance itself -- geared toward those on the autism spectrum and their families, as well as others with special needs -- begins at 10:30 a.m.Dec. 1. It includes such accommodations as toned-down lighting and sound, quiet areas in the lobby and plenty of volunteer assistance.
But the festivities actually start at 9:30 a.m. with a concert by the band Jungle Poppins, led by the ability-awareness artist, activist and podcaster extraordinaire Reid Moriarty.
After the show, there'll be a "Grinch" sing-along workshop with the gifted musician-actor Paul Eddy, and then (after a short break) an autism-friendly, "Grinch"-inspired improv workshop with ace educator and theater artist Samantha Ginn.
More details, plus a downloadable "social story" to help families prep for the event, are available here.
Sensory-friendly performance of 'Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!'
When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. (Accompanying events begin at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Old Globe Theatre, Balboa Park.
Tickets: $29 and up for adults, $19 for children.
Phone: (619) 234-5623 (tickets for this performance available only by phone or day-of at box office)
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