LIGHT IT UP BLUE
WITH BLUE MAN GROUP AND AUTISM SPEAKS.
In 2015, Blue Man Group hosted autism-friendly performances in each of our five U.S. theatres. These shows were embraced by the community. We got such terrific feedback from kids and their families and friends that we are very proud to announce we are renewing our efforts this year with Autism Speaks. To celebrate, our Blue Man have decided to “Light it Up Blue” in this new video for World Autism Awareness Day.
Over the next year, we will host sensory-friendly shows in New York, Boston, Chicago, Orlando and Las Vegas (with Grant A Gift Autism Foundation). At these performances, slight modifications will be made including reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the show. The Blue Men will limit the amount of direct audience interaction and keep their approach to the audience more subdued. Doors between the lobby and the theatre will be kept open, and the lobbies will serve as calming environments for families seeking a break from the excitement. Headphones will be available upon request.
During the month of April, Autism Awareness Month, we will be collecting donations at theatres.
We are excited to bring this experience to new audiences, and hopefully see some familiar faces from last year. The sensory-friendly performance schedule can be found at blueman.com/autismspeaks. Fans can also keep up with Blue Man Group through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram