Goodman Offers Quieter Version Of Scrooge Story For Kids With Autism

Michele Fiore
December 29, 2018 - 6:00 am

courtesy: Goodman Theatre

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – The holiday ghost tale “A Christmas Carol” will be dialed back a little Saturday afternoon so that children with autism can better enjoy the classic.

Goodman Theatre House Manager Andy Wilson said the matinee of the show on Dec. 29 is just the latest example of how theaters and museums in Chicago are offering sensory-friendly programs.

The Goodman worked with Autism Speaks to “re-tech” the special performance. The sound level goes down about 30 percent, and jump-scare moments are toned down, Wilson said.

In addition, the audience will be free to stand, or move in and out of the theatre while the actors are on stage.