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Suggested Ratings Guideline

Our ratings guideline give parents important information about a production’s content, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide whether a show is suitable for you and your family. Use our ratings as a guideline for setting your own standards, particularly the rating descriptors (below) that give more detailed information on why the show is in that rating category.


5 = Recommended for 5 years of age and up
Most parents would find this performance suitable for all ages. Although this rating does not signify a performance designed specifically for children, most parents may let younger children watch this production unattended. It contains little or no violence, no strong language and little or no sexual dialogue or situations.

(Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents are urged to give "parental guidance". May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.)


T = Recommended for Teens, 13 and Above
This peformance contains material that parents may find unsuitable for younger children. The theme itself may call forparental guidance and/or the peformance may contain one or more of the following: some suggestive dialogue, infrequent coarselanguage, some sexual situations, or moderate violence.

(Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.)


M = Recommended for Mature Audiences
This performance contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age. Parents are cautioned against letting children under the age of 14 watch unattended. This performance may contain one or more of the following: intensely suggestive dialogue, strong coarse language, intense sexual situations, or intense violence.

(Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about this production before taking their young children with them.)


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