I will never forget the first Broadway play my mother took me to see. I was 8 years old and the moment the lights dimmed, I was hooked. I love the theater. And I feel lucky that my mother introduced me to the performing arts at such a young age. I knew that when I became a mom, I wanted to give my child the same experience.
It’s always pretty wonderful when any place opens their doors specifically for special needs families. New Victory partnered with Autism Friendly Spaces to create a welcoming environment. It was the ideal setting for a first time viewing. The space and performance was modified to accommodate individuals with autism and/or sensory sensitivities. It was a judgement free environment.
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.
— Open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia
THE NEW VICTORY THEATER
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