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Blue Man Group raises more than $10K for autism foundation

Blue Man Group raises more than $10K for autism
Blue Man Group raises more than $10K for autism
Posted at 8:18 PM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 23:19:15-04
For the second consecutive year, Blue Man Group at Luxor Hotel and Casino raised funds for Grant a Gift Autism Foundation while performing a sensory-friendly show on Sunday, June 12.  
The special performance packed the newly renovated Blue Man Theater and generated more than $10,000 for the nonprofit.
Suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders, slight modifications were made to the show including reducing sound and light levels at various moments during the performance and making earplugs available upon request.
The Blue Men limited the amount of direct audience interaction, keeping their approach to the audience more subdued. Calming environments were also created in the theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.
The partnership is part of Blue Man Group’s efforts to support autism programs in all of its markets including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York City and Orlando.