Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders presents

Sensory Friendly Theatre featuring
TheatreworksUSA's
THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON & MORE
Performances specially designed and adapted for children with autism and related disabilities.

Genre: Alternative

Sunday • September 22, 2013 • 2:00 PM

$8 General Admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





THE TEACHER FROM THE BLACK LAGOON
& OTHER STORY BOOKS

An exciting new musical revue based on favorite
contemporary children’s books.
Book titles subject to change.

Teacher From the Black Lagoon (by Mike Thaler and Jared Lee) Follow
Hubie's imagination as he faces his comically horrific fears and discovers
that his new teacher is pleasantly human after all.

Dogzilla (by Dav Pilkey) The dreaded Dogzilla awakens and the residents of
Mousopolis must run for their lives. Can they get rid of that big stinky dog
before it's too late?

Grumpy Bird (by Jeremy Tankard) Bird wakes up one morning feeling too
grumpy to fly. A succession of happy-go-lucky animals help Bird turn his day
around.

I Want My Hat Back (by Jon Klassen) The bear’s hat is gone, and he wants
it back. When the deer comes by and asks a simple question, the bear’s
memory returns and he renews his search with a vengeance.

Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (by Kevin Henkes) Lilly loves everything about
school, especially her teacher, Mr. Slinger- until he takes away her musical
purse. Lilly's fury leads to revenge and then to remorse and she sets out to
make amends.

Love Splat, Splat the Cat (by Rob Scotton) Splat has a special valentine
for his classmate Kitten, but she doesn’t seem to like him at all. Will
Splat’s heartfelt valentine win Kitten’s paw in the end?

 
The Grasshopper and the Ant: An Ant community narrowly focused on
work and possessions learn from the musical little Grasshopper that feeding
the belly and feeding the soul both have value.

 

ABOUT THE SENSORY FRIENDLY THEATRE SERIES


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
performance.

• Lights will remain up inside the theatre
auditorium.

• 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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