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Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theatre Series Brings the Musical Puppet Adventures of ‘Monster Intelligence’ this Weekend

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UNION COUNTY, NJ –The sensory-friendly puppet adventures of ‘Monster Intelligence’ – a musical journey for the entire family – comes to the stage at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway this weekend on Sunday, September 13, at 2:00 p.m.

All tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased through the Union County Performing Arts Center at ucpac.org or by calling the Box Office at 732-499-8226.

“The sensory-friendly performance series is designed to offer a relaxed and safe theatre environment for children and adults with sensory sensitivity, developmental and learning disabilities,” said Freeholder Chairman Mohamed S. Jalloh. “The Freeholder Board is proud to offer a performance series that helps make the performing arts accessible to everyone.”

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It’s described as a sweet, funny, and educational puppet musical – a rockin’ good time for the entire family! Up in Arms puppet theatre brings Melvin’s adventures to the stage with a cast of friendly, colorful monster characters and original songs (Green Day-style rock, classical, jazz, pop, and Broadway standards) - this is a journey never to forget.

For each of the performances in the Sensory Friendly Theatre series the theatre environment at the Union County PAC will be adjusted to provide a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for all families. Autism Friendly Spaces implements the supportive atmosphere at each of the Sensory-friendly performances. For more information on what to expect at a Sensory Friendly Theatre performance visit ucpac.org.

Upcoming Sensory-Friendly Theatre series performances sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders will take place Sundays – November 22, 2015, January 10, 2016, March 20, 2016, May 1, 2016, and July 31, 2016. Specific show titles will be announced soon.

For more information or to purchase tickets call the Union County Performing Arts Center, 732-499-8226 or visit ucpac.org. The UCPAC Box Office, located at 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and is also open late on Thursdays until 8:00 p.m.

For information on additional Union County recreational programs for people with disabilities age five and up, call the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation at 908-527-4806 or visit ucnj.org.

 

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