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The Arc Minnesota is the “Featured Activity Partner” at the Gutherie Theater

The Arc Minnesota is the “Featured Activity Partner” at the Relaxed Performance of Into the Woods on Sunday, July 30th at 1:00 PM at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.   

The Guthrie Theater is holding Relaxed Performances as part of its accessibility offerings. A relaxed performance is intended to be sensitive to and accepting of any audience member who may benefit from a more relaxed environment while allowing guests to come, be themselves, and experience a live performance. These performances are open to all guests and are intentionally modified to accommodate guests with sensory and vestibular sensitivities, anxiety, dementia, autism spectrum disorders, learning differences, and/or other challenges attending the theater.

Modifications include reducing the volume of loud noises and effects, eliminating strobe lights, keeping the house lights on, and having a relaxed attitude toward sound and movement in the audience. In addition to onstage and in the theater, lobbies, and public spaces will include quiet areas, sensory-friendly activities, and increased staff to create a safe, welcoming environment. 

Ticket prices for a single ticket are $29 for adults and $15 for children. Click here to buy tickets.

Into the Woods Description: 

Once upon a time, Cinderella pines to make a cameo at the ball, Jack (of beanstalk fame) tends to his pet cow, Little Red Riding Hood sets off toward grandmother’s house and a baker and his wife discover they are barren, thanks to a curse from the neighboring witch. They all head into the woods and embark on remarkable journeys that include falling in love, slaying a giant, facing off with a wolf, and more. Just when all wishes appear to be granted, a stray magic bean sprouts a second stalk and the giant’s vengeful wife disrupts everyone’s happy ending. Featuring beloved music and classic fairy tale characters, this heartfelt musical explores what happens after “happily ever after.” Click here to buy tickets.


  • 11:30 – 12:45 PM – Activity Hall open to the public, Quiet Areas open.  The Arc Minnesota will host an interactive activity for attendees and share information about our organization.
  • 1:00 PM – Act I begins (1 hour, 20 minutes)
  • 2:20 – 2:40 PM – Intermission; option to return to the activity table.
  • 2:40 PM – Act II begins (1 hour, 15 minutes)
  • 3:45 PM – Into the Woods ends; Quiet Areas close