Back in April we attended an Autism Friendly show – Bello The Clown – at The New Victory Theater. I loved the way New Victory partnered with Autism Friendly Spaces to adapt the theater and performance for autism families. And I am really excited that they are offering 4 autism-friendly shows for the 2014-15 season.
The Snail & the Whale
Some travel by bus and some get around by bike, but to see the whole world, it’s best to hitch a ride on the tail of a giant humpback whale. As told by a loving father to his young daughter, one small snail “with an itchy foot” does just that in an adventure-filled story about an unlikely friendship. Based on the beloved book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, and adapted for the stage by London’s Tall Stories (The Gruffalo, New Vic 2004), THE SNAIL AND THE WHALE uses brilliant storytelling, beautiful live music and lots of laughs to remind us how even little friends can be big heroes.
Time-honored traditions take on a terrific technicolor transformation in CIRQUE ZÍVA. Lauded for their unparalleled precision and dynamic design, the Chinese Golden Dragon Acrobats (New Vic 2005) will wow you with amazing acts, ancient artistry and a Lion Dance that will have the crowd roaring. Under the expert eyes of impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang (Drama Desk nominee), this highlight of the holiday season sparkles in a stunning spectacle of breathtaking skill and beauty.
School’s out, and so is the sun! Say hello to summer this spring in the witty, wild and wonderful CATCH ME! (Attrape-moi). With awesome acrobatics, astonishing aerial acts and the wherewithal for whatever, this talented troupe from Quebec City has a ball discovering new ways to lift each other up and reach new heights. When they set up a trampowall—you know, that thing where there’s a trampoline right next to a wall and French Canadians bounce around and do crazy cool tricks—spirits will soar!
It’s Not Naptime when two-time Grammy® nominee for Best Children’s Album (Jungle Gym, 2011; Recess, 2014) Justin Roberts pulls up in his Yellow Bus with his band of Not Ready for Naptime Players. Revealing new silly songs, discerning diddies and Pop Fly lullabies, THE MYSTERIOUS HAT is a brand new concert experience designed especially for the New Vic. Join the kiddie mosh pit and bop along to catchy compositions of happy harmonies, bursts of brass and hand-clapping choruses that make these rockers America’s favorite powerpop poets for the young and young at heart.