Critically acclaimed and award-winning artist David Gonzalez offers numerous titles that combine live music with compelling drama and multi-media.
His topics range from fairy tales to historical dramas, spoken-word/poetry, epic myths, and community voices, all of which enchant audiences of all ages with stories of love, hope, courage, and wisdom.
From the magical Sleeping Beauty (with music from Bach’s Goldberg Variations) and The Frog Bride (with music by Prokofiev and image projections of Kandinsky paintings) to the hysterical classic Aesop Bops!, David’s unique style of performance adds a fresh spin on traditional tales. His bilingual Cuentos: Tales from the Latinx World both entertains and educates about the rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. The Boy Who Could Sing Pictures is about empowering the voices of young people, and his newest work Talking Birds and Golden Fish brings together animal tales from India, Persia, South America, and the Caribbean.
► Grades K-3
Bushnell Children's Theatre is sponsored by:
SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCE | 10:30AM
The 10:30am performance is a Sensory-Friendly performance. | Location: Autorino Great Hall
► To purchase tickets, please call The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900.
About Sensory-Friendly Performances at The Bushnell
Sensory-friendly performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families and friends with children or adults on the autism spectrum or with other sensitivity issues.
Slight adjustments to the production are made and accommodations for these performances will include:
• Lower sound level, especially for startling or loud sounds;
• Lights remain on at a low level in the theater during the performance;
• A reduction of strobe lighting or lighting focused on the audience;
• Patrons are free to talk and leave their seats during the performance;
• Patrons are allowed to bring in outside food and drinks into the theater;
• Designated quiet areas within the theater lobby spaces, staffed with autism specialists;
• Space throughout the theater for standing and movement;
• Limited crowds and visitors at The Bushnell during the day and timing of the performance; and
• Bushnell staff and volunteers are trained to be inviting and accommodating to families' needs.
Questions? Contact Catherine Gruszka Vadala at email@example.com.
See our list of supports and full lineup of Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed programming.
Ticketing and School Group Information
To bring students to see Bushnell Children's Theatre productions, please review the following documents:
► Order Form for School Groups
► Guidelines and Procedures
► School group ticket sales: Please call Audrey Aitken at (860) 987-6052.
► Individual ticket sales: Please call The Bushnell Box Office at (860) 987-5900.