Disneyland Details ‘SIGNin’ in the Street’ Event (Schedule and Opportunities)

On March 17 and March 18, the Disneyland Resort and ABC Family unite to create a street fair to ‘embrace the social, technological and artistic accomplishments of world-renowned Deaf talent and local community organizations.’

Among the talent scheduled to appear are mixed martial artist Matt Hamill, Marlee Matlin and Sean Berdy from ABC Family’s ‘Switched at Birth,’ Sesame Street’s Linda Bove, artist Mary Rappazzo and other deaf entertainers as well as Disney cast members.

Additional details for the event are as follows:

Times:

  • Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS

Saturday, March 17
11:30 a.m. to midnight (schedule pending)

  • Film screenings of See What I’m Saying, a multi-award winning documentary, and The Hammer, a biopic based on the life of triple NCAA champ and professional mixed martial artist Matt Hamill. Purchase discounted tickets at the AMC Theater box office.

For periods of time between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Artist Mary Rappazzo will be autographing a special Mickey ASL (American Sign Language) poster.

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • 2 Q & A sessions, meet-and-greets and autograph signings with the cast from ABC Family’s groundbreaking drama Switched at Birth
  • Screening at the AMC Theater of 2 episodes of Switched at Birth — plus, an exclusive sneak preview of the spring finale episode. Find out how to get your ticket to this limited event!

Sunday, March 18
11:30 a.m. to midnight (schedule pending)

  • Film screenings at the AMC Theater of See What I’m Saying, a multi-award winning documentary, and The Hammer, a biopic based on the life of triple NCAA champ and pro wrestler Matt Hamill. Purchase discounted tickets at the AMC Theater box office.

2:00 p.m.

  • Q & A session on the Westside Stage with Matt Hamill, the filmmakers and 2 stars of The Hammer

After The Hammer Q & A

  • Matt Hamill will be at the ESPN Zone to sign autographs and challenge fans to games in the Game Zone.

Time TBD

  • Marlee Matlin (Melody) and Sean Berdy (Emmett) from ABC Family’s Switched at Birth will discuss their characters’ relationship during a Q & A session.

After the Switched at Birth Q & A

  • Meet-and-greet with Marlee Matlin and Sean Berdy

For periods of time between 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Artist Mary Rappazzo will be autographing a special Mickey ASL poster.
  • Book signing with critically acclaimed and award-winning actress, mother, activist, role model and author, Marlee Matlin

Additional Information

  • Check here for specific times and locations.
  • All times are approximate. Times and locations are subject to change.
  • During event weekend, look for Event Schedules, available at the Event Information area.
  • All films and the sneak finale will be Open Captioned. Performances on the main stage will be captioned live on a large LED screen. Interpreting services available for entertainment, shopping, and dining experiences in the event area.

SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Meet-and-Greets

  • Entire cast of ABC Family’s TV series Switched at Birth
  • Linda Bove, whose acting credits include Linda the Librarian from TV’s Sesame Street, and Sarah, the lead character, in the Broadway production of Children of a Lesser God
  • Mary Rappazzo, visual artist and native of Los Angeles
  • Deaf entertainers and Disney Cast Members

Giveaways

  • ABC Family Giveaways
  • One free game ticket to ESPN Zone for each Guest who purchases a movie ticket to The Hammer
  • Complimentary ASL “I Love You” airbrush tattoos at Kaman’s Art Shoppe

Workshops

  • Interactive drumming performances and drumming workshops — for all Guests — conducted by the internationally acclaimed, multicultural company Drum Café
  • Drama workshops for children and the whole family from the Tony Award-winning Deaf West Theater
  • “Sign a Disney Song” workshops

Performances

  • Deaf West Theater will perform musical numbers from Big River and Pippin’, and will give a sneak preview of a scene from their new production of Cyrano
  • Nighttime concerts by popular Deaf performers, including singer-signer TL Forsberg, rock band Beethoven’s Nightmare, and comic CJ Jones
  • Signed song performances by Sean Berdy (ABC Family’s Switched at Birth)
  • ASL storytelling

Special Event Merchandise for Purchase

  • Build-a-Bear’s special “I Love You” in ASL t-shirts and plush hearing aids
  • Specially created Disney merchandise featuring American Sign Language

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