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Justin Roberts to Perform at UCPAC as part of Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theater Series


Union County- The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Union County Performing Arts Center recently announced that tickets are now available for the November 17th performance of “Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players,” a part of the Sensory Friendly Theater Series.

“As an educator, I recognize the value- cultural and therapeutic- of music and theater,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, “I am proud that the Freeholder Board has had a hand in bringing programs like this one to our local community.”

The second installment in the series, “Justin Roberts” is one of several performances specially designed for children with autism and similar sensory sensitivities, and other special needs.

As part of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella’s “Putting People First” initiatives as Chairman last year, the series was designed according to guidelines that help to reduce disturbances for youngsters who experience heightened sensory sensitivity.

Union County works with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC to design the series and make adjustments to each performance to suite the special needs of our guests.

Justin Roberts is a Grammy nominated Indie artist who logs thousands of miles on the road each year, leading some to call him the hardest working man in children’s show business.

With numerous national awards and recognition, and a devoted fan base, “Justin and the Not Ready for Naptime Players” dishes out unexpectedly intelligent and whimsically rocking music for kids and their parents.

Upcoming performances in the Sensory Friendly series include New Jersey Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty, Aesop’s Fables starring puppeteer Jim West, and The Little Orchestra Society’s Things that go Bang!

For further information on ticketing, or the any of the performances in the series, contact the Union County Performing Arts Center at 732-499-8226 or visit them online at All seats are $8 per person and performances begin promptly at 2 p.m.


The Union County Performing Arts Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation operating in the historic Rahway Theatre.  Conveniently located in downtown Rahway at 1601 Irving Street, this historic landmark is the cornerstone of the Rahway Arts District. The theater is a beautifully restored 1920′s era former vaudeville house and movie palace owned by the County of Union and managed by the nonprofit Union County Performing Arts Center.




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