Based on the international bestselling children’s book, Rainbow Fish is the musical story of the ocean’s most beautiful, most shimmery fish. [Read more…]
The Springer Children’s Theatre is proud to offer a sensory-friendly performance for each of its three performances this season. Sensory-friendly performances are designed especially for individuals with autism spectrum disorders, sensory sensitivities, or other disabilities. During these programs, patrons enjoy shows together with family and friends in welcoming, inclusive, and relaxed spaces. Facilities also provide environmental modifications intended to make the experience of viewing a performance more pleasant for everyone. Theatre lighting and sound will be softened, and the house lights will dim but stay on. Patrons will also have more relaxed audience seating, and a quiet room adjacent to the theatre will be available. While these performances will have slight modifications in consideration of the audience, the performance itself will not be condensed.
Director of Education, Sally Baker, is excited about the new addition to the Children’s Theatre line-up and hopes that this is just the beginning of sensory-friendly performances offered at the Springer. “The Springer Children’s Theatre and Academy have a long history of being inclusive programs,” states Baker. “Incorporating sensory-friendly performances represents the next step in that inclusivity. By making slight adjustments to our 1-hour children’s theatre performances such as introducing audiences to production elements before the show, keeping the house lights up a little brighter and softening loud sounds and surprise elements, we can make live theatre a little more enjoyable for audience members with sensory sensitivity. Our community partners at the Autism Learning Center and Autism Hope Center are helping us provide resources for a high-quality theatrical experience.”
Sensory Friendly Performance Dates
Robin Hood – Saturday, July 13 at 2:00 p.m.
The Rainbow Fish Saturday, October 12 at 2:00 p.m.
Akeelah and the Bee Saturday, February 29 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for Robin Hood are on sale NOW and available here.
Tickets for The Rainbow Fish and Akeela and the Bee go on sale July 7 at 10:00 am.
For specific requests, please contact the Springer Education Office at 706-324-1100.
In this legendary tale, Robin and his merry men (and women) rob from the rich and give to the poor, defeating the Sherriff of Nottingham and his men. This swashbuckling, sword fighting, a zany retelling of the traditional story feels more like a 2019 Robin Hood with a dash of The Princess Bride and a
In honor of Arts in Education Week, we are offering school groups 25% off tickets to our Arts in Education performances of Amazing Grace.
That brings the ticket cost down from $10.00 to only $7.50!
Arts in Education Performance show dates and times
October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, & 19 at 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.
in McClure Theatre at the Springer (entrance on 1st Avenue)
Grace was a girl who loved stories. Empowered by the strength of her imagination and the love of her mother and Nana, Grace dreams big dreams. When her friend tells Grace she can’t play the title role in their class’s production of Peter Pan because she is a black girl, she still believes in herself. In the end, Graces learns that she can do anything she imagines.
Amazing Grace is based on the book by Mary Hoffman and adapted for the stage by Columbus playwright, Shay Youngblood.
Q & A sessions with actors at each performance
Integrated study guides aligned with Georgia State Standards available
Show related workshops available
Act NOW! This discount is only good from September 10 – 17.
Call the Springer Theatre Academy at 706-324-1100 to make your reservations NOW!
Click here for general public ticket sales and show information.
The Springer Theatre Academy presents a brand new series, Theatre for the Very Young, plays specifically created for children ages zero through 5. In this video, Springer Theatre Academy Associate Director, Heather McLendon, discusses the series and gives us a sneak peek into the rehearsal process.
Click here for more information on the series.