Photo Credit: Barrett Applegate
Blue Man Group Las Vegas performed a sensory-friendly show benefiting Grant A Gift Autism Foundation on Sunday, June 14. The show was suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders. Blue Man Group is supporting autism programs in all of its markets including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando.
The sensory-friendly show raised more than $11,500 for Grant A Gift Autism Foundation and packed the Blue Man Group theater with 858 guests who all received free sunglasses, popcorn and glow-in-the-dark necklaces to wear throughout the performance. The show featured slight modifications including reduced sound and light levels at various moments and earplugs were available upon request. The Blue Men limited the amount of interaction and kept their approach to the audience more subdued.
Blue Man Group also created a calming environment in the theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement that included quiet zones outfitted with bean bags, coloring pages and crayons. After the performance, guests were treated with a VIP-style meet-and-greet with the Blue Men and band members.