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Announcing ASL Interpreted and Open Captioned performances at The Wang Center!

What is Open Captioning?
Select performances at The Wang Center are going to be open-captioned this season in real time for the benefit of Hard of Hearing and Deaf patrons.  One or more LED signboards are located to the side of the stage for optimum visibility.  During the performance, a captioner scrolls through a pre-loaded script to be displayed on the signboard(s)), inputting live text when necessary.  Captions denote exact literal representations of the text spoken or sung by performers and also indicate anything audible that occurs as part of the performance.

The Sound of Music
Open Captioned on Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m.

A heartwarming musical with a charming cast of characters, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic THE SOUND OF MUSIC will be one of your favorite things, too!  Maria, a “nun in training,” is sent from a nearby convent to act as governess to the seven children of the widowed Austrian aristocrat, Capt. Georg Von Trapp. Soon she wins the hearts of the children and their father. With the impending Nazi occupation of Austria, the family barely escapes to the safety of Switzerland.  The delightful and inspiring story of the Von Trapp Family Singers, The Sound of Music features a glorious score including “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Climb Every Mountain,” “The Sound of Music,” “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell” and many more unforgettable songs.

Ticket Price: $35.50

Thoroughly Modern Millie
ASL-Interpreted and Open Captioned on Sunday, October 12 at 7 p.m.

The winner of six 2002 Tony Awards including Best Musical, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is this season’s most awarded new show on Broadway. Based on the 1967 Oscar-winning film, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE takes audiences back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns”-including a flapper named Millie Dillmount-were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. A delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there, this new stage version of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE features 15 songs, including two from the 1967 film, four standards from the 1920s and nine new songs by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Dick Scanlan (lyrics).

Ticket Price: $35.50

Open Captioned on Sunday, March 7 at 1 p.m.

Cameron Mackintosh's production of Lionel Bart's OLIVER! Dickens's greatest characters (Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, The Artful Dodger, and Bumble) spring to life once again and Oliver's magical spell has everyone "Asking For More." The unforgettable songs include: “Food, Glorious, Food;” “Consider Yourself;” “Where is Love?;” “You've Got to Pick-a-Pocket or Two;” “I'd Do Anything;” “As Long As He Needs Me;” and many more!

Ticket Price: $35.50

All Captioning provided by C2 Caption Coalition.

Stay tuned for more performances!


Seats that offer the best view of the signboard and interpreter are on reserve for Deaf and Hard of Hearing patrons and their guests.

Make sure to mention the promotion code when placing your order.

bulletCall toll-free at 1-800-872-8997 (service charges will apply.)
bulletGo to (service charges will apply.)
bulletVisit the Wang Theatre Box Office (270 Tremont Street, Boston) Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

For more information please call (617)482-9393 or (617)482-5757 (TTY) or visit

Please pass along this information to anyone who think would be interested!

Jessica L. Bien
Assistant to the Vice President & COO
Accessibility Coordinator
Wang Center for the Performing Arts
270 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
phone: 617.532.1281
tty: 617.482.5757
fax: 617.482.4479