Lighthouse for the Blind–St. Louis Offering Half-Price Tickets to Descriptive Audio Shows at the Fox Theatre
May 7, 2012, St. Louis, Missouri…Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, a non-profit corporation that assists legally blind people maintain dignity and independence by providing Employment, Education and Support Services, is offering half-price tickets to descriptive audio shows at The Fabulous Fox Theatre as part of the Lighthouse Arts and Entertainment Accessibility program.
Half-price tickets are available from the Lighthouse to theatrical performances at the Fox Theatre that will begin in August 2012 and continue through June 13, 2012, and be enhanced by descriptive audio systems sponsored by the Lighthouse. Through the Lighthouse Arts and Entertainment Accessibility program, a person who is legally blind and their companion can acquire half-price show tickets with the Lighthouse funding half of the cost of each ticket.
Stephen Kissel, Blind Community Enrichment Associate at the Lighthouse and a Ph.D. candidate at Saint Louis University, said,” I have attended numerous Fox performances over the years, including two Fox performances with descriptive audio. The descriptive audio service infinitely enhanced my enjoyment of and appreciation for the performances, which have been the most enjoyable Fox experiences I have ever had. Thanks to the descriptive audio, I can take in all the visual aspects of the sets, costumes, choreography and special effects without someone having to whisper in my ear during the entire performance.
The Arts and Entertainment Accessibility Program is one of many community enrichment initiatives offered by the Lighthouse through its See the Future Programs. The Fox Theatre descriptive audio shows with half price tickets for visually impaired people and their companions are:
Lion King - Friday, August 24, 2012
Les Miserables - Friday, October 26, 2012
Blue Man Group - Friday, November 30, 2012
Wicked - Friday, December 21, 2012
Stomp - Friday, January 11, 2013
Priscilla Queen of Desert - Friday, February 1, 2013
Book of Mormon - Friday, March 1, 2013
War Horse - Friday, March 22, 2013
Million Dollar Quartet - Friday, May 3, 2013
Rock of Ages - Friday, May 24, 2013
Anything Goes - Friday, June 7, 2013
Tickets to the descriptive audio shows must be purchased from the Lighthouse at least two weeks before each show date. Audio headsets will be available on a first come, first-served basis. Descriptive audio show attendees will be asked to complete a short survey about their experience so the Lighthouse and the Fox Theatre can continue to improve this valuable service to enhance the descriptive audio experience.
For information, contact Angie Yorke, Lighthouse Programs Manager, at 314.423.4333 ext.132, or email email@example.com, or visit the website http://www.lhbindustries.com. Media contact: Jeff Dunlap at 314 993 6925.
The Fox Theatre, first opened in January 1929, has been a magnificent showcase for Broadway shows, Vegas performers, top pop, rock and comedy concert acts, country superstars, dance, family productions, gospel plays, classic movies and special events (weddings, graduations, and proms). The Fox Theatre main number is 314.534.1678.
Also known as LHB Industries, the Lighthouse is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation founded in 1933 whose offices and manufacturing facilities currently employ more than 60 legally blind persons at two locations in Saint Louis County. The Lighthouse manufactures, assembles, warehouses and sells high-quality products to government and commercial customers nationwide including first aid kits, medical kits, catheters, aerosol and liquid paints, aerosol and liquid cleaning products and others.
Through the manufacture and sale of products, the Lighthouse furthers its mission of assisting individuals who are legally blind maintain dignity and independence with employment, education and support services, All sales revenues directly support Lighthouse programs including Continuing Education; Low Vision Aid; Professional Career Development; Summer Transition and Employment; and many others available for legally blind and visually impaired individuals in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.