At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942
Tuesday-Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm

At the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street N, Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202 | Admin: (425) 392-1942




FREE SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES


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. These performances are free for families with children with special needs.

Tickets are free, and walk-up attendance is permitted.
Reserve your space now at no cost.
All seating is general admission.

  • 2019-2020 Season Details
    The Snowy Day

    THE SNOWY DAY

    And Other Stories By Ezra Jack Keats


    Everett Civic Auditorium
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 6:30PM

    Best for Grades Pre-K – 3
    Approximate Runtime: 60 min.

    Produced by Childsplay, from Tempe, Arizona
    By Jerome Hairston
    Based on the book by Ezra Jack Keats


    Follow Peter and his friends through winter, spring, summer and fall as they romp and play, start snow ball fights and make snow angels, journey in space and under the sea, and more, all in this imaginative musical play. Using innovative shadow puppetry, THE SNOWY DAY celebrates the magic and boundless possibilities of childhood and the challenges of growing up.

    Keats’ treasured characters come to life in this humorous and fun adaptation of the collected stories: "Whistle for Willie", "Goggles!", "A Letter to Amy", and "The Snowy Day." A classic since its publication in 1962 and winner of the Caldecott Medal, "The Snowy Day" was one of the first picture books for young people to feature an African American protagonist and is still beloved today.

    RESERVE SEATS

    Miss Nelson Has A Field Day

    MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY

    Everett Civic Auditorium
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 6:30PM

    Best for Grades K – 5th
    Approximate Runtime: 60 min.

    Produced by Dallas Children’s Theater, from Dallas, Texas
    Book, Music & Lyrics by Joan Cushing
    Based upon the book MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY by Harry Allard and James Marshall


    Return to Horace B. Smedley School where the Smedley Tornadoes have never won a football game. In fact, they have never even scored a single point! With such a poor record and a team that is out of control, kind-hearted Miss Nelson comes to the rescue when she enlists the help of her alter ego, the ill-tempered Miss Viola Swamp, to coach the team and whip them into shape.

    Considered by all to be “the meanest substitute teacher in the whole world,” Coach Swamp applies her trademark discipline to the players’ training, demanding tough exercises and no back talk. In the end, the team changes their attitude, pulls together, sharpens their skills, and manages to win the biggest game of the year.

    RESERVE SEATS

  • 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.
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    • 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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Francis J. Gaudette Theatre
303 Front Street North
Issaquah, WA 98027
Box Office: (425) 392-2202

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2710 Wetmore Avenue
Everett, WA 98201
Box Office: (425) 257-8600

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