Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a welcoming experience for families with children with autism or with other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.
Accommodations for this performance include:
Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds
Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance
A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience
Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance
Designated quiet areas within the theater
Space throughout the theater for standing and movement
A social story for the event - a written story with pictures and personalization options showing information about the social situation of visiting a theater to communicate behavioral expectations and prepare for a new experience and environment (emailed close to the date of the show)
Fewer seats sold for more room- we are selling only every other row for this performance
FPAC embraces to astonishing spectacle that is the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical, as it explores the soaring imagination, hope, and exuberance of youth.
Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and an unforgettable, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Matilda is a girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her parents but impresses her schoolteacher, Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize and appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing. The school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts; she could be the school's saving grace!
Prices listed online reflect an online discount. Prices at the door (cash or check only) are usually $5-$10 higher.