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It’s Okay to Be Different | Sensory Friendly

February 26 @ 2:00 pm

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia presents three contemporary stories by New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Todd Parr.

With his signature blend of playfulness and sensitivity, Todd Parr explores important and timely subjects. It’s Okay to Be Different cleverly delivers the important messages of acceptance, understanding, and self-confidence. Equally whimsical and heartfelt, The Earth Book, is a sweet homage to our beautiful planet inspiring readers of all ages to do their part to keep the Earth happy and healthy. This is My Hair is a funny exploration of how silly hair can be and that no matter how your hair looks, always feel good about yourself.

The show features a diverse cast, an innovative approach to puppetry manipulation and construction, combined with playful original music.

Sensory Friendly Performance
Mermaid Theatre’s “relaxed performances” are gentle; they feature NO flashing or strobe lights; sudden volume increases or loud noises. The show includes straight readings of the adapted storybooks, with no added narration or dialogue, so children who already know the stories will be very familiar with the material, which can help ease anxiety. Mermaid also introduces every performance as a “non-shushing” show, so audiences are not discouraged from vocalizing or helping to tell the stories as they unfold. While some of Mermaid’s productions are “black-light” shows that require a darkened theatre, house lights on at a suitable low level for this performance.


February 26
2:00 pm


Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54311
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(920) 465-2726
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