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Last month we did a whole feature on Blue Man Group and their Sensory Friendly performance coming up in Las Vegas. Since the time is coming up quickly for this amazing experience, I want to give you some final details! If you are near Las Vegas or plan to be, this will be the place to be!
On June 10, 2018 at 4:00 PM, Blue Man Group Las Vegas will be holding their 4th annual sensory friendly performance. This years donations of $20 for every $36 ticket sold, will go to Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
Highlights from our Interview with the Woman behind the scene of Blue Man Group Las Vegas:
What was the inspiration behind having a Sensory Friendly Show?
So many families really resonate with Blue Man Group. Though Blue Man Group does not speak, they interact with the audience and have a full conversation through art and music. Their child like joy impacts people in such a positive way. It was really a no-brainer to have this event and help sponsor amazing organizations like Grant a Gift Autism Foundation.
What has the experience from previous Sensory Friendly Performances been like?
Fantastic! Every member of Blue Man Group wants to participate in the events. Our most loved responses have come from these performances. Many families have even started making this an annual event to attend. We absolutely love it!
Mary, do you have any favorite moments from one of these events?
You’re making me cry just thinking about it! At out Chicago show, there was a little boy who had stopped all eye contact over the last few months. There are opportunities to meet and greet with Blue Man Group at these events.
When it was this little guy’s time to meet with one of the members of Blue Man Group, they touched hands and locked eyes.
The next several minutes, they spent communicating through touch with no spoken words. Touching hands and face. His mother was in awe, and so was everyone in the room. Just an absolutely humbling experience.
That type of impact is why we do this and a memory I will never forget!
To read the full interview with Mary Grisolano (resident General Manager of Blue Man Group) and Terri Janison (Chief Executive Officer of Grant a Gift Autism Foundation), Check it out here.
There Ya Go!
Alicia Trautwein is an autism parenting coach living in Missouri. She is the creator behind The Mom Kind, a website dedicated to parenting neurodiverse families. She is one of the head creators behind the #WeLoeveMoms campaign and is also featured in the “Amazing Moms” coffee table book by Hogan Hilling & Dr. Elise Ho. She shares her expertise along with her experience in parenting children, both with and without autism.