Sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol at Colonial Dec. 18

From 2012: Sam Cooper, Christopher Michael Vecchia and Eric Hill in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Abby LePage

From 2012: Sam Cooper, Christopher Michael Vecchia and Eric Hill in A Christmas Carol. Photo by Abby LePage

Berkshire Theatre Group presents a special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:30pm, at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA.

A “sensory-friendly” performance is a production that is slightly modified to accommodate individuals with sensory-input disorders, such as people on the autism spectrum. At this performance, you will notice relaxed “house rules;” people may need to get up, move around, and leave the theatre during the performance. There is no expectation that the audience will be completely quiet during the performance. Our goal is to create an environment where people with autism or sensory needs, along with their families, can enjoy coming to the theatre together and will feel comfortable, supported and free to be themselves.

Kate Maguire, BTG’s Artistic Director/CEO, says, “this event was so vital for us to include as part of this year’s 11th annual A Christmas Carol, because we want to make sure that our theatre is a space that’s even more accessible for our community.”

Celebrate the timeless holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol with the whole family, and revel in the joy and redemptive power of Christmas as told in the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, the infamous miser who is shown the error of his ways and reformed by four spirits. Journey back to Victorian England and experience the classic story filled with holiday carols and the wonderment of the season.

Tickets to this special community and sensory-friendly performance of A Christmas Carol are $20 for adults, and $10 for children 16 and under. Contact the Colonial Ticket Office at 111 South Street, Pittsfield by calling 413-997-4444, or online at www.berkshiretheatregroup.org. Ticket Offices are open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm or on any performance day from 10am until curtain.

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