Blue Man Group to Perform Sensory-Friendly Show on Saturday, December 5th in Support of Autism Speaks

Hi everyone!

On December 5th, 2015, the Blue Man Group will perform a sensory-friendly show at the Universal Orlando Resort. Changes made to the show and environment will be seen and felt from the lobby and into the theater, and a portion of the proceeds will help support Autism Speaks. Read more in the press release below!

ORLANDO – In one month, BLUE MAN GROUP will host a sensory-friendly
show, suitable for children with autism spectrum disorders, supporting
AUTISM SPEAKS on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. at Universal Orlando(R)
Resort.

Slight modifications will be made to the show including reducing sound
and light levels at various moments during the performance and making
headphones available upon request. The Blue Men will limit the amount of
direct audience interaction and keep their approach to the audience more
subdued. Blue Man Group will also create calming environments in the
theater’s lobby for families seeking a break from the excitement.

Tickets start at $49 (plus applicable fees) with a portion of proceeds
from the event going directly to the nonprofit. The fastest growing
developmental disorder in the U.S., autism spectrum disorder affects one
in 68 children and one in 42 boys. Characteristics include social
challenges, communication difficulties and repetitive behaviors. This
year, Blue Man Group is supporting autism programs in all of its
markets, including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas and New York, with a
minimum donation of $25,000 given to the cause. As a non-verbal,
visually-stunning show, Blue Man Group serves as a great fit for all
children and families.

For more information, please visit blueman.com/autismspeaks [4] or call
1.800.blueman. Fans may keep up with Blue Man Group through Twitter [2],
Facebook [5], Instagram [6] or the hashtag #DareToLive [7].

ABOUT BLUE MAN GROUP

Blue Man Group is an award-winning global entertainment company best
known for its creative stage productions around the world. It developed
through collaboration between three close friends, Chris Wink, Phil
Stanton and Matt Goldman on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Blue Man Group currently has ongoing theatrical productions in Las
Vegas, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, New York and Berlin, along with a North
American Tour. Along with the theatre show, Blue Man Group has toured
the globe with their “Megastar World Tour,” a rock concert parody,
headlined onboard the Norwegian Epic, released 5 albums, contributed to
a number of film scores, performed with orchestras around the country
and appeared in advertising campaigns for prominent brands.

ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS

Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy
organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes,
prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of
autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals
with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February
2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism.
Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief
executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism
Speaks has committed more than $525 million to its mission, the majority
in science and medical research. Each year, Walk Now for Autism Speaks
events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the
global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships in more than 60
countries on five continents to foster international research, services
and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit
AutismSpeaks.org

ABOUT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT
For 25 years, Universal Orlando Resort has been creating epic vacations
for the entire family – incredible experiences that place guests in the
heart of powerful stories and adventures. Guests can soar above Hogwarts
with Harry Potter, swing above the streets with Spider-Man, grab a
Krusty burger in Springfield, join the ranks of the Minions and so much
more.

Universal Orlando’s two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and
Universal’s Islands of Adventure, are home to some of the world’s most
exciting and innovative attractions. Its on-site resort hotels, Loews
Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort,
and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort are destinations unto
themselves. Its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers dining
and entertainment for every member of the family. And just minutes away
is Wet ‘n Wild, a family water park.

Universal Orlando Resort has unveiled 18 new guest experiences in the
past five years – powerful attractions, incredible dining opportunities
and a dramatically themed hotel. And more is on the way. Coming in 2016
is Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort;
and Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a groundbreaking attraction in Islands
of Adventure. And in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely
new water theme park experience; and Fast & Furious: Supercharged, a
high-octane journey that will bring to life one of the most successful
movie franchises of all time.