Playhouse Square is pleased to offer this free, sensory-friendly concert to residents of the following Ohio counties: Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit.
Newlyweds Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and Haitian-American jazz vocalist Claudia Eliaza perform Dan’s greatest hits as well as folk and blues classics from their popular new songbook entitled Dan Zanes’ House Party!: A Family Roots Music Treasury . Concerts also include selections from their Kennedy Center commissioned folk opera, Night Train 57, which premiered in 2017.
During these highly interactive shows, the audience is invited to dance and sing along in what might be called a casual – and subversively educational – party atmosphere. The music is homespun, joyful, sophisticated, and artful. These performances appeal to audiences of all ages.
Claudia is also a board certified Music Therapist. Her background in this field has given the pair additional ways to find meaningful community connections and reach a more diverse audience.
For the past two years, Claudia and Dan have been advocating for increased accessibility in performing arts spaces through sensory friendly presentations. Also known as “relaxed” or “come as you are,” these performances create conditions that are comfortable for audience members with a wide range of needs.
Running Time: 45 minutes
Recommended Ages: All ages
Sensory-friendly programming at Playhouse Square is presented by Denise G. and Norman E. Wells, Jr