“Diary of a Wombat” Caters to All Ages & Abilities with Relaxed and Sensory-Friendly Performance

Monkey BAA Theatre Company’s “Diary of a Wombat,” based on the multi award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, is coming to the Fox Cities P.A.C. on Saturday, April 18 with a relaxed and sensory-friendly performance at 10 a.m. This play is part of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Spotlight Series held in the Kimberly-Clark Theater. This series “spotlights” talented performers and offers audiences an intimate and immersive performance in the smaller theater.
“Diary of a Wombat” is a nonverbal performance about Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia. Bored with her regular routine, Mothball goes in search of adventure and wreaks havoc on the human lives around her and learns along the way that with persistence, humans can be easily trained. Featuring a cellist, live actors, puppeteers who bring Mothball to life and fun props, “Diary of a Wombat” is sure to be an exciting performance for everyone.
With relaxed and sensory-friendly shows, individuals of all ages, sensitivities and abilities are welcome to enjoy the theater without fear of the production or being rejected for who they are. A relaxed performance means that individuals have the ability to move around, clap and react loudly to the show, talk to whoever they are with and more. Sensory-friendly means that loud noises are eliminated, sound levels are toned down and light and other modifications are in place to ensure a fun, enjoyable show to those who may be sensitive to these types of things. Relaxed and sensory-friendly performances are in high demand because they cater to individuals and their families who may not be able to see these shows otherwise.
This performance of “Diary of a Wombat” caters to those who have sensitivities, learning differences or other challenges that make enjoying theater a difficult task. There will be noise, light and other various modifications to make this show enjoyable for everyone. All ages and abilities are welcome and free to be themselves at this relaxed performance.
If you would like to know more about the show or buy tickets, you can call the ticket office at (920) 730-3760 or visit our website here.
Kennedy Krause is the marketing intern at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. She is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison studying strategic communication and digital studies in the School of Journalism. Some of her favorite things include spending time with her dog Josie, writing on her blog and traveling with family and friends. Since completing the Disney College Program in 2018, her dream job is to work for the Walt Disney Company in marketing and communications.


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