Our upcoming signed/spoken production of Cyrano will be featured in a Special Event weekend at Disneyland later this month. On the weekend of March 17 and 18, Downtown Disney District will host a celebration of creativity in the deaf community – SIGNin’ in the Street. During this special 2-day-weekend event, the public is invited to embrace the social, technological and artistic accomplishments of world-renowned Deaf talent and local community organizations. The Fountain Theatre and Deaf West have been asked by Disney to share a scene from our upcoming co-production of Cyrano on both Saturday, March 17th and Sunday March 18th. Exact times to be announced.
This fun-filled, educational and exciting weekend celebration is open to all — deaf and hearing guests.
The event will spotlight top performers, interactive workshops, film screenings and appearances by the stars of ABC Family’s hit series, “Switched at Birth”: Katie Leclerc, Vanessa Marano, Constance Marie, Lea Thompson, D.W. Moffett, Lucas Grabeel, Sean Berdy and Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin.
In addition, two episodes of the show, including an exclusive sneak preview of the spring finale, will be screened at AMC Theatres on Saturday, March 17.
The “Switched at Birth” cast will be on hand earlier in the day for panel question and answer sessions, as well as autograph signings.
Throughout the weekend, AMC Theatres will show two feature films, “The Hammer,” based on the life of triple NCAA champ and professional mixed martial artist Matt Hamill, and the award-winning documentary “See What I’m Saying” featuring our very own Bob Hiltermann, also in Cyrano. Stars from the films will host question and answer sessions, sign autographs and perform live.
Other highlights of this fun, interactive weekend include:
- Musical performances from Big River and Pippin by Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theatre, including a sneak preview of the group’s upcoming world premiere of Cyrano, and workshops for guests interested in learning American Sign Language and acting.
- Drum Café, the internationally acclaimed drumming crew, will super-charge the audience through interactive performances and workshops.
- Nighttime concerts by popular deaf performers including singer-signer TL Forsberg, rock band Beethoven’s Nightmare, and comic CJ Jones.
- Specially created Disney merchandise featuring American Sign Language.
The high-energy entertainment kicks off at 1 p.m. both days and continues until 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday.
We’re thrilled and excited to be part of this weekend celebration of deaf talent, artistry and entertainment. Please click here for the full schedule of events and how you might grab a seat to the sneak preview scene from our upcoming production of Cyrano!