We’re Off to See the Wizard

Syracuse Stage is offering “The Wizard of Oz” as its holiday spectacular.  During every performance of each of the six plays that Syracuse Stage does each year, at least one performance offers accessibility for people with disabilities.

On December 9, the performance was audio described for patrons with vision loss and 3 interpreters were needed to keep up the fast pace of the performance.

A second audio described performance will be held on Saturday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.  Audio description is provided through a small receiver with headphones and provides narration of what is happening on stage between the dialogue.

In addition to audio description and interpretation for patrons who are Deaf, Syracuse Stage also offers a real—time captioned performance and has FM systems and infrared systems which can be obtained from and returned to the box office.

Accessible seating is available for patrons who use mobility devices.

On December 30th there will be a “sensory friendly” performance of “The Wizard of Oz” to provide patrons who have autism an opportunity to enjoy the show, as well.  Tickets must be purchased over the phone or in person at the box office so that those who attend this particular performance will be told what to expect.  This is the second time that a “sensory friendly” performance.  In January of this year, “Mary Poppins” was the play and both staff and actors were extremely pleased with the result.

If you want to attend a performance of a play that meets your accessibility needs, purchase your tickets as early as possible because the tickets sell out fast.

For more information on accessibility at Syracuse Stage, call the box office at (315) 443-3275.