MEMPHIS, TN – July 16, 2019 – The Orpheum Theatre Group now offers patrons access to GalaPro, a revolutionary, innovative app for accessibility, which enhances the audience’s experience for live performances.
Patrons using the app can now enjoy a show with closed captioning, as well as audio description when available. GalaPro access is now available for Memphis’ engagement of “Hamilton” through July 28.
“This technology is an important step in making the arts more accessible in our community,” said Brett Batterson, President & CEO of the Orpheum Theatre Group. “I am thrilled that we are able to provide this access to our patrons.”
GalaPro is the first-of-its-kind mobile application that enables patrons to not only see and hear the performance, but to understand what is being said as well. GalaPro's unique technology is designed specifically to adhere to the theatre. Airplane mode is always on so there will be no messages or phone calls, and a black screen with red or gray text that only the individual looking at the screen can read. There are no bright lights to disturb anyone. Please note patrons wanting to use the audio description feature will need to bring their own headphones or earbuds.
For patrons without a mobile device, a limited number of compatible devices are available to borrow at coat check. Infrared assistive listening devices to amplify sound from the stage are also available to borrow for any show. Both devices are available on a first-come-first-served basis.
To learn about the Orpheum Theatre Group's other accessibility opportunities, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com/accessibility. For questions about GalaPro or other accessible needs, email email@example.com.
GalaPro Installation Instructions:
• Download GalaPro from the App Store or Google Play. Search for GalaPro (one word).
• Select “Get Started Now” to enter your email address and create a password.
• Tap the compass arrow to select Memphis.
• Tap the show’s name on the home page for information.
When you are in the theater, right before the show:
• Set your phone to Airplane mode
• Turn on WiFi and choose the GalaPro WiFi with the password “galapro1” (all lowercase)
About the Orpheum Theatre Group
The mission of the Orpheum Theatre Group is to enhance the communities we serve by utilizing the performing arts to entertain, educate, and enlighten while preserving the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education. For more information, visit www.orpheum-memphis.com.
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