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Mar 3  |  Mimi Ohio Theatre SENSORY-FRIENDLY: What Do You Do With An Idea? School Matinee Performance

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  • Tue  |  Mar 03, 2020 11:30 AM
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Event Description

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? - INLET DANCE THEATRE - Produced in partnership with Playhouse Square

One day, a child has an idea. At first, they don’t know what to do with it. It seems strange. They don’t know what other people will think of this idea and they attempt to hide it away. But the idea persists and gets stronger – along with the child’s confidence. And then, one day, something amazing happens…
Told through movement, music and narration, an ensemble of dancers creates a magical world where ideas grow and take flight. Based on The New York Times best-selling book, this is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd, or too difficult.

This performance will have a sign language interpreter. Guests who need the assistance of the interpreter should request seats on the right side of the auditorium.

Running Time: 45 minutes Recommended Grade Level: K and up

A special sensory-friendly matinee for guests with sensory needs including persons with autism. Children, families and school field trip groups requiring a sensory-friendly environment are most welcome. Sensory-friendly programming at Playhouse Square is presented by Norman and Denise Wells.

What makes a performance sensory-friendly?

  • Lower sound levels, especially for startling or loud sounds  Guests are free to talk, leave their seats and move freely during the performance
  • House lights in the theater will be left on low throughout the performance
  • Designated calming areas staffed by volunteer specialists in the theater lobby
  • Judgment-free environment, welcoming to all

For additional information about this performance, please contact Julie Wagner at 216-348-7909 or [email protected].

If you are traveling by car:

  • You may reserve a parking spot in the Playhouse Square parking garage (located on Chester Avenue and connected to the theaters by a covered walkway) by purchasing with your ticket order.
  • If you choose not to reserve a spot when ordering your tickets, parking in the garage will be based on availability the day of the performance.
  • There are alternate parking garages and lots within the Playhouse Square neighborhood. Click here for more information about these parking options or the Playhouse Square Garage.
  • If you need to drop passengers off in the front of the theaters prior to parking, you may do so at the theater entrances on Euclid Avenue. Cleveland Police and Playhouse Square staff will assist guests into the theaters.

If you are traveling by bus:

  • Passenger drop-off is located directly in front of the theater entrances on Euclid Avenue. Cleveland Police and Playhouse Square staff will direct bus traffic and assist guests into the theater.
  • Buses will then be instructed by Playhouse Square staff to a location to wait while the show is in progress.
  • After the show has concluded, buses and audience members will be instructed by Playhouse Square staff on dismissal procedures. 

Wheelchair accommodations are available but limited, and will be filled in the order they are received until accessible seating is sold out. Please be sure to fill out the accessibility section of the order form completely.