Tauranga Musical Theatre's performance of Grease at Baycourt on Tuesday night was out of sight in more ways than one.
The performance marked the first time an audio-described production had been held in the region.
Blind and vision-impaired audience members wore discreet headsets that allowed them to tune into a live narrator, Nicole Owen, who explained visual elements of the show during gaps in dialogue. They were also escorted on a touching tour before the show began, in which visually impaired audience members were invited to navigate the sets and ask questions of the cast and crew.
Petrina Thomas-Chisholm, whose son, Levi, is legally blind, was excited about the initiative.
The show runs until September 21 with tickets available online or through TicketDirect.