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Milwaukee Ballet holds sensory-friendly performance of “The Nutcracker”

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Ballet put on a sensory-friendly version of “The Nutcracker” on Wednesday night.

The special performance at the Marcus Center was geared toward those with autism spectrum disorder and people with sensory processing disorders.

“To see families who are like ‘we’ve never been able to see the Nutcracker or we’ve tried to go see a show somewhere else and got kicked out because out child makes noise’, that’s heartbreaking,” Alyson Chavez of the Milwaukee Ballet said. “Everyone deserves to go to the theater. The theater opens up the world for everyone and we wanted them to have that experience.”

Prerecorded music was used to control the volume instead of a live orchestra. Also, the lights were on halfway and the doors were open.

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