Each season, Maine State Music Theatre provides Theatre for Young Audiences performances for children and their families. This summer, thanks to a grant from the Anna- Maria Moggio Foundation, the theater is also creating sensory-friendly performances of its children’s shows.

Sensory-friendly performances of Robin and Clark’s “Sleeping Beauty” on Saturday, June 10, at 7:30 p.m. and “Alice in Wonderland” on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 10 a.m. are designed for families with children with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities.

“We are committed to helping young audiences experience the magic of theater,” said MSMT Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, who also co-wrote the adaptations of the classic children’s shows. “However, a standard theatrical experience may not always be accessible for children with social, cognitive or physical challenges.”

Both performances will be held in the 22 Elm Street Rehearsal Hall at 22 Elm St. in Brunswick — a performance environment that “is safe and accessible for children who may be uncomfortable in the theater’s more traditional main stage setting,” said Clark, referring to the 600-seat Pickard Theater in which MSMT shows are normally performed.

There is no admission fee for the events, but reserved seating is required as seating is limited. Call (207) 725-8769 to reserve seats. Visit for more information.

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