North Pointe Ballet's Sensory Friendly Performance of The Nutcracker
Magnificat Performing Arts Center
20770 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH 44116
Young Clara will once again invite us inside her imagination with The Nutcracker, a beloved tradition since its premiere in 1892. There are epic battles, beautiful dances, incredible displays of heartwarming joy and the inescapable feeling that you have witnessed a holiday classic that has made audiences smile for generations. North Pointe Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker is an imaginative staging unlike you’ve ever seen it before. The holiday classic is brought to life through use of integrated live narration that guides those new to ballet through the story and enchants lifelong fans with thrilling theatrical elements and colorful larger-than-life sets and costumes.
NPB is committed to increasing access and inclusion for our community’s children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders and other sensory, social, and cognitive disabilities. To provide a supportive and welcoming environment for children and families, dedicated Sensory Friendly performances include:
Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
Modification of the house lights during the performance
Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show
Extra staff and volunteer support.
Designated “Take a Break Space” in the theater where children can play and families can still enjoy the performance. Audience members are welcome to bring their own manipulatives, seat cushions, comfort objects, and extra support items to the show. Families may select their own seats that works best for their situation