Music Box opens doors to special needs individuals

First Posted: 8/25/2014

The Music Box Players will institute a program of free theatre for special needs people, young and old.

The plan is to set aside between 10 and 12 free show-only performances for the last two shows of the 2014 season and the 2015 season for over 1600 of these individuals and their chaperones. They will be invited to children’s shows, children’s theatre workshop shows and performances of “family-friendly” musicals and plays.

In addition to these free performances, the Music Box Players also plan to entertain at special needs schools. In May, a troupe of performers presented a program of Disney songs at the Milestones School for autistic children.

Special needs children are invited, tuition free, to participate in the Young People Musical Theatre Workshops. The Players may also conduct “mini-workshops” for special needs children.

The Players are being assisted by Community advisors Rabbi Larry Kaplan and Atty David Schwager to make our program possible.

The first free performance will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 when the Players present “Murder Most Foul,” a funny murder mystery musical comedy. It is recommended for ages 12 and over.

For more information and to reserve tickets, call the Music Box Dinner Playhouse at 570 283-2195.

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