SHADES OF BLUE MAN: Special sensory-friendly show benefits Grant a Gift Autism Foundation

by Lynnette Curtis/Contributor to Las Vegas Newswire — May 30, 2019

Kate Lowenhar-Fisher fondly remembers the “tons” of New York City theatrical productions she saw with her mom while growing up in the Northeast.

The thought that she might not be able to share those same kinds of experiences with her oldest child — a “wonderful and always interesting” son on the autism spectrum — broke her heart.

“When you have a child that’s on the spectrum, and you want to expose them to theater, there’s always that anxiety that it might be difficult for your child or disruptive to other audience members,” the local attorney says.

Enter the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group, the long-running show that features three beloved, azure-faced characters known for their colorful hijinks. Since 2015, the show has been staging sensory-friendly performances for children, adults and families affected by autism spectrum disorder, the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States. This year’s performance will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 9 at the Luxor. Blue Man Group will donate $20 of each $36 ticket sold to the local Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.

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