THE AMAZING MAX is an interactive magic show with a mind of its own. What's truly amazing is not only what happens on stage but also what happens in the audience. The enchanted look that spreads across the faces of his young (and not-so-young) fans as magician Max Darwin works miracles is hands-down astounding. Operating from the principle that "every show is unique because every child brought to the stage is unique," Max conjures a custom experience that young ones will carry with them long after the show ends.
Des Moines Performing Arts is excited to continue a sensory-friendly initiative with the 2:00 PM performance of The Amazing Max.
Sensory-friendly performances are geared towards those on the autism spectrum, individuals with other sensory sensitivities and their families. These dedicated performances will contain all the joy of a typical theater setting with a few adjustments to help those in attendance feel more comfortable. This will include alterations to light and sound, a variety of seating options, an environment that will encourage movement and breaks when needed, ASL interpretation, and inclusive staff that will welcome guests from the moment they arrive. Families who do not require these accommodations are still welcome to attend.
"The arts help us understand ourselves as human beings. If you look at how we've ever documented our existence, it's all through an art form."
-Eric Olmscheid, Director of Programming and Education