• Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

Join Sinclair Theatre in bringing Charles M. Schulz’s “Peanuts” characters to life in their
showing of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” With shadow interpreters at every show and sensory
friendly performances, all are welcome to enjoy this holiday classic. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy
and all your favorite “Peanuts” characters at Blair Hall Theatre in Building 2 Dec. 15-18, 2022.
Tickets are $8. All guests must have a ticket.

Sinclair’s production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a word-for-word reenactment of
Schulz’s 1965 classic, “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The only differences being a sing-along
with the audience at the end and extra ice skating at the beginning. Guests will also have the
chance to meet their favorite characters accompanied by ASL interpreters after each
performance.

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All shows will feature shadow interpretation. While most shows have an ASL interpreter on the
side, these shows will have an interpreter assigned to each character that moves around the stage
with them. This allows deaf audience members to enjoy the show from anywhere in the theater.

Charlie Brown and Snoopy looking out at Sinclair’s beautiful campus before heading to rehearsal.  Photo source: Sinclair Theatre

“I think it’s really important for the hearing audience to be made aware that deaf audiences can
enjoy theater at the same level as hearing audience,” said director Gina Kleesattel.

Along with shadow interpretation, there will also be a sensory friendly show that includes half dimmed house lights, low noise levels, fidgeting toys and characters remaining on-stage.

Photo source: Sinclair Theatre

To reserve tickets for the sensory friendly show, contact the box office directly.
“The entire department is really passionate about accessibility and theater being open to any kind
of person who wants to come,” said Kleesattel.

Similar to the film, this production has become a family tradition that keeps people coming back
every year. Shows often sell out and people even attempt to book their tickets for the next year,
so be sure to buy tickets quickly. This is a show for everyone to enjoy.

“You don’t have to have children with you to go and enjoy this show,” said Kleesattel.

Go to www.sinclair.edu/tickets to buy tickets now. Contact the box office via email at
box.office@sinclair.edu or leave a message at 937-512-2808 with any questions or to reserve
tickets for the sensory friendly performance

Marissa Collier

Reporter