SF Family Tree: Sensory Friendly Performances at Lone Tree Arts Center

September 10, 2018

Lone Tree Arts Center proudly presents SF Family Tree for families of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities, autism, sensory processing disorders, or other conditions. SF Family Tree offers performances in a relaxed, sensory-friendly way to ensure everyone has access to live entertainment at an affordable rate.

Performers modify shows to ensure there are no startling noises or visually over-stimulating components. Sound levels are lower than normal and the lights in the audience are higher than normal so audience members can see each other. Audience members are free to come and go if need be (there is always a "safe room" available) and are asked to wave hands rather than clapping.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2018-19 season. Enjoy one of the upcoming performances with your family.

Pirate School
Tuesday, September 25 at 6:30 PM • $5

Pirate School captivates adventure-questing kids with a winning combination of slapstick antics, adept magic, cartoon-like sound effects, eye-popping puppetry, eccentric props, and active audience participation.

Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium
Saturday, November 3 at 1:30 PM • $13

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago — and maybe live still today! Erth uses actors, technology, puppets, science, and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.

Home for the Holidays
Sunday, December 23 at 7:00 PM • $25

There’s something for everyone in this family-friendly holiday spectacular: dancers, singers, drummers, holiday songs, and of course, a celebrity appearance by You-Know-Who! With a revised storyline for 2018, Home for the Holidays is sure to delight and put you into the holiday spirit.

Journey to Oz
Sunday, January 27 at 4:00 PM • $5

Take an experiential journey to the land of Oz with Dorothy by singing, dancing, and acting alongside professional actors. The audience takes on key roles including Munchkins, Winkies, and even principal characters like Dorothy! When the iconic cyclone arrives, the entire theater enters the eye of the storm with sweeping lights and exciting music.

Hansel and Gretel
Sunday, February 3 at 4:00 PM • $5

Follow the trail of breadcrumbs to Opera Colorado’s touring production of the beloved fairy tale. The two mischievous siblings find themselves in a gingerbread cottage where they must use their cleverness to escape the zany Witch. This performance offers a creative introduction to classical literature and fairy tales!

Morph Masters
Sunday, March 10 at 4:00 PM • $5

Morph Masters: How Disability Made Famous Artists Awesome tells the stories of artists throughout history who had unique, adaptive abilities. Morph Masters illustrates how the extraordinary artistic achievements of these artists were because of — not in spite of — their physical, cognitive, or emotional abilities. Morph Masters shows how disability can function as a creative asset in people’s lives, and help us all to be empowered to live and create in our own unique ways.

Wings of Courage
Tuesday, May 7 at 6:30 PM • $5

As the first African-American combat pilot and adventurer, Eugene Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true. He was a professional boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, and a spy. But the color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside the other American heroes of his day. Using storytelling, music, and drama, Wings of Courage shows how Bullard’s perseverance helped him to overcome discrimination throughout his remarkable life.

Grupo Huitzilopochtli
Sunday, May 19 at 4:00 PM • $5

See the beautiful traditional Aztec dance of Huitzilopochtli! The drumming, dancing, outfits, and story this group shares will stay with you long after the dancing stops.