Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders present

Sensory Friendly Theatre featuring
New Jersey Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
Performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and sensory sensitivity.

Genre: Family

Sunday • March 16, 2014 • 2:00 PM

$8 General Admission










NJ Ballet will perform the quintessential classical ballet, Sleeping Beauty
live on stage at the beautiful Union County PAC,
specially adapted to accomodate sensory sensitivity needs.

This ballet is filled with familiar characters including Princess Aurora, the
Handsome Prince, the King and Queen and their splendid Royal Court, and
characters from the 
fairy realm including the Lilac Fairy, the wicked
Carabosse, Puss in Boots, Red Riding 
Hood and more.  


New Jersey Ballet’s troupe of international artists brings the story to life
with elaborate pantomime and glorious dancing in a magical fairytale castle. 

The performance is accompanied by original “storyteller” narration
so even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with the story.


What to expect at a Sensory Friendly Theatre event:


• Each performance will run 60 minutes with
no intermission.

• Seating is general admission and a limited
number of tickets will be sold to maintain a
comfortable size audience at each

• Lights will remain up inside the theatre

• Sound volume will be lowered and remain
constant to prevent abrupt jarring sounds.

• Children will be free to talk and vocalize as
they wish.

• Children may leave their seats under parental supervision.

• A private lounge area will be available where children and their
families can relax.  Fidget and stress sensory toys will be available for
children to borrow as needed.

• Professional Autism specialists will be available throughout the
performance to provide assistance as requested or needed.

• Resource Materials: "This Is My Theatre" Social Story Picture
Packet, may be 
downloaded here. Families may use this Social Story
tool to help acquaint their children with the experience of going to a live performance. 

• Families who have not been to the Union County Performing Arts
Center are invited to stop by and visit the theatre space and explore
the seating areas two hours before the performance or by
appointment prior to the performance date.

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