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Goldilocks & the Three Bears Autism & Sensory-Friendly Performance

Directed by Justin Anderson
Musical Direction by Ann-Carol Pence
Choreography by Jen MacQueen

From the musical team that brought us Mary Poppins and The Three Little PigsGeorge Stiles and Anthony Drewe, comes a bear-sized helping of music and mayhem with Goldilocks and the Three Bears. This fairytale classic reminds us not to fiddle with the belongings of others, lest there be consequences to bear. When the worlds of bears and people collide, everyone learns that girls and bears aren’t as ferocious as they may seem. Featuring an unforgettable score and a story every child knows and loves, this adaptation is “just right” for audiences of all ages.


Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:30am
Tickets $7

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This is an Autism-Friendly Performance designed and intended for families with children on the autism spectrum or who have other sensory issues. At these performances the theater environment will be altered, providing a safe, sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for these families. While the performance will be performed as written, adjustments have been made to alleviate any overly loud sounds, jarring noises and intense lighting. Aurora Theatre offers this programming, as we are committed to making theater and the arts accessible to all audiences.

  • House lights will remain partially lit during the whole performance.
  • Assistive communication devices, and headphones are allowed.
  • Judgment free experience—because all of the audience members at the performance will be aware of the make up of the audience population, there will not be an issue of behavior expectations.
  • Cast and crew members will have received training to ensure that they are aware of audience needs.
  • A brief pre-show introduction of the actors in costume (but out of character) to reinforce the fact that the production is pretend.
  • An expectation that audience members are likely to vocalize and move around during the production.
  • A separate, staffed “chill-out” space outside the auditorium to allow people to leave the performance if needed (we expect to have a video monitor in the lobby that will show the on-going performance on the stage)
  • We are holding training sessions to educate our cast and crew, ushers and house staff.
  • We will post a “Social Story” online to help familiarize families with the environment before attending the performance (including parking deck, lobby, audience seating).
  • Once design elements are finished, we will also include production photos to help familiarize families with the characters and environment of the play.

Social Stories

Check out our Social Story to get familiar with what our Theatre looks like.*

*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the Social Story file. You can download it free here.