Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative is proud to present an autism-friendly performance of the spectacular musical SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK
at The Foxwoods Theatre (213 West 42nd Street, NYC) on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2pm.
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 strobe lights. 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 link to music from the show, are also available. Important:
As the music in this production is from the rock ‘n’ roll world and not traditional Broadway melodies, we strongly encourage viewing the three-minute video found below, as well as downloading the recording prior to attending the performance. Please note the following aerial choreography:
At the start of the show in line with “The Myth of Arachne,” the character wraps one of the broken threads from her loom around her neck and falls, appearing to hang, as she transitions into a spider. Although it is a brief scene younger children may find it upsetting, and we ask you to consider this when purchasing tickets. Additionally, when Spider-Man and Green Goblin fly on wires over the audience, spotlights remain on them for safety reasons and this light is reflected on the audience. Tickets are being offered through TDF at the following prices:
Orchestra -- $80.00
Dress Circle (aka Flying Circle) -- $80.00
Dress Circle Boxes (aka Flying Circle Boxes) -- $80.00
Front Balcony -- $48.00
Rear Balcony -- $35.00
Limit 6 tickets per order.
For larger groups and wheelchair locations email firstname.lastname@example.org
. 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 April 27, 2013.
Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes, including one intermission.
Daring, ground-breaking and absolutely spectacular, SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK is Broadway’s most popular show! Experience one of the world’s greatest superheroes come to life on stage in an exhilarating new production that has performers literally flying over the audience and the entire world talking.
Romance, jaw-dropping thrills and all new music by Bono and The Edge of U2 transform the classic SPIDER-MAN story into a high-flying theatrical experience for all ages. And it’s only in New York at the Foxwoods Theatre. Now in its third thrilling year! TDF wishes to acknowledge the following donors for their generous support of the Autism Theatre Initiative:
7th District Foundation
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund - General Fund, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee
Helene Berger Foundation
Bulova Stetson Fund
The FAR Fund
Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism
The Flom Family Foundation
Bellanca S. Rutter
The Joseph LeRoy and Ann C. Warner Fund, Inc.
The Schafer Family Foundation*
Adolph and Ruth Schnurmacher Foundation
*Donation made in honor of Charles T. Locke III and Ronald J. Weiss
In collaboration with TDF, Autism Friendly Spaces provides consultative services for the Autism Theatre Initiative.In kind support provided by: