Sensory-friendly performance of ‘A Christmas Story’ Dec. 7

Published: 10/22/2019 9:35:09 PM
Modified: 10/22/2019 9:35:07 PM

GARDNER — A special sensory-friendly performance of “A Christmas Story” will be staged on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 2 p.m., at the Theatre at the Mount, Mount Wachusett Community College, 444 Green St.

This performance is specially catered to individuals with sensory-input disorders, autism, and other developmental, cognitive and physical disabilities and their families. To provide a supporting and welcoming environment this dedicated performance includes:

■Lower sound level, especially for loud or jarring sounds

■Reduction of flashing or strobe lights or lighting focused on the audience

■Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance

■Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk and leave their seats during the show

■Extra staff and volunteer support

■Designated “Quiet Room” and “Take a Break Space”

■Social Story and Plot Summary available to prepare for the event.

This is a judgment-free, fun experience for the entire family.

All seats are $10. To buy tickets, visit the box office, go to or call 978-630-9388.

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