Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative
is proud to present an encore, autism-friendly performance of Disney’s THE LION KING
at the Minskoff Theatre (200 West 45th Street, NYC) on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 1pm
To create an autism-friendly setting, the show is being performed in a friendly, supportive environment for an audience of families and friends with children or adults who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues. Slight adjustments to the production will include reduction of any jarring sounds or lights focused into the audience. In the theatre lobby there will be quiet areas staffed with autism specialists, if anyone needs to leave their seats during the performance.
A downloadable social story (in Word format) with pictures of the theatre and production is available on this page, designed to personalize the experience for each attendee with ASD. Additional resources for this performance, such as a Parent Guide and music from the show, are also available.
Tickets are being offered through TDF at the following prices:
Orchestra (all seats) -- $79
Front Mezzanine (Rows A-F) & Box Seats -- $67.50
Mid Mezzanine (Rows G-H) -- $57.50
Rear Mezzanine (Rows J-L) -- $38.00
Limit 6 tickets per order. For larger groups and further information contact Deborah Stein, Coordinator of Autism Theatre Initiative: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 912-9770 x383. PLEASE NOTE: Since TDF obtained every seat in the theatre for this special performance, this is the only official site to obtain tickets to this autism-friendly performance on September 30, 2012.
Running time: Two hours and thirty minutes, including one intermission.
More than 65 million people around the world have come to discover the thrill, the majesty, the truly one of a kind musical that is THE LION KING. This truly global phenomenon is the winner of more than 70 major awards worldwide including the Tony Award® for Best Musical. Hailed by Newsweek as a "landmark event in entertainment," THE LION KING is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination. Major support for the Autism Theatre Initiative has been provided by:
Helene Berger Foundation
The FAR Fund
The Joseph LeRoy and Anne C. Warner Fund, Inc. Additional support provided by:
The Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation
Winter Family Fund In-kind services provided by: Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC Autismshop.com SensaCalm