The Hanover Theatre to offer ASL interpretations for Sunday evening performances in Broadway Series starting with Mary Poppins
September 20, 2012
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Worcester, MA-September 20, 2012— The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts announced its commitment to provide American Sign Language interpreters as one of its many new initiatives during the start of its fifth season. Providing world-class entertainment to all members of the community, the theatre already offers assistive listening devices which are available at the box office for any performance. In addition to those commitments in place, The Hanover Theatre will also provide two ASL interpreters during each Sunday evening performance in its Broadway Series, starting with Mary Poppins on Sunday, September 30 at 6:30pm.
Troy Siebels, executive director of The Hanover Theatre weighs in on the theatre’s new efforts, stating “It is a part of our mission to be a theatre for everyone, and that includes the deaf community. ASL interpreted performances are something we’ve wanted to do since the beginning, and we are very happy to be able to now offer them for all Broadway shows.”
A limited number of seats for the Sunday evening Broadway performances at 6:30pm will be held for those in need of ASL interpretations; including MARY POPPINS on Sunday, September 30; WEST SIDE STORY on Sunday, December 30; AMERICAN IDIOT on Sunday, February 3; EXPERIENCE THE BEATLES WITH RAIN on Sunday, March 3; LES MISÉRABLES on Sunday, April 7; and THE ADDAMS FAMILY on Sunday, June 9. Those interested in A CHIRSTMAS CAROL can reserve their seats for the Friday, December 21 performance at 7pm. Please call 877.571.SHOW (7469) or visit The Hanover Theatre Box Office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester to purchase tickets today.
About The Hanover Theatre
The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Worcester, New England’s second largest city, is recognized by Pollstar as one of the Top 50 Theatres in the World. After undergoing many name changes and renovations over the decades since its 1926 birth, The Hanover Theatre reopened in March 2008 following a $32 million historic restoration. Since then, the theatre has established its place as a rich entertainment and cultural venue, winning numerous awards, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2010. Now in its fifth season, The Hanover Theatre continues to expose over 170,000 annual patrons to world-class entertainment in the form of Broadway, concerts, comedians and much more. For more information, visit TheHanoverTheatre.org. Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
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