THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH
Based on the book by Norton Juster, illustrated by Jules Feiffer
Produced by Enchantment Theatre Company of Philadelphia, PA
Milo, the boy “who didn’t know what to do with himself,” finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest when drives his toy car through a mysterious tollbooth that appears in his bedroom. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight, experiences different Points of View, accidently leaps to the Island of Conclusions, and passes through the Mountains of Ignorance, all to save the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, and bring peace to the realm. Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life — his own life — is filled with endless possibilities.
Recommended for grades 1st-6th
Everett Civic Auditorium
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 6:30PM
Who can attend this Sensory-Friendly performance?
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a theatre experience that is welcoming to all families with children on the autism spectrum or with other disabilities or special needs that create sensory sensitivities or make seeing theatre challenging.
Parents of children with special needs often find it difficult to find places where their children are welcome. Reactions that may seem odd or could be disruptive usually keep families with children with special needs away from places where children are expected to remain quiet and relatively still, such as live performances.
How is a Sensory-Friendly performance different?
A Sensory-Friendly performance is unique in a variety of ways, including:
- Written resources and “social stories” are provided up front online and at the box office that help prepare children and their families for the performance ahead of time.
- It will be acceptable to stand, walk, talk or fidget.
- House lights stay partially lit during the performance.
- Audio cue volumes are reduced or eliminated.
- Lighting effects that are strobe like, sudden or glaring are reduced or eliminated.
- There is general admission seating, allowing the families to choose where they want to sit.
- The generous seating at the Civic Auditorium allows ample space between audience members.
- Designated “Away Space” for those who might feel overwhelmed and need a minute to self-regulate.
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