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Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theater Series Continues with The Little Orchestra Society on Jan. 12th

Union County- Tickets are still available for the January 12th performance of The Little Orchestra Society’s “Things That Go Bang,” a part of Union County’s Sensory Friendly Theater Series.

The third installment in the series, “Thing’s that Go Bang,” is one of several performances specially designed for children with autism and related disabilities.

As part of Freeholder Alexander Mirabella’s “Putting People First” initiatives as Chairman in 2012, the series was designed according to guidelines that help to reduce disturbances for youngsters who experience heightened sensory sensitivity.

Union County worked with Autism Friendly Spaces, LLC to design the series and Paper Mill Playhouse and the Children’s Specialized Hospital assisted in making the program possible.

“Things that Go Bang,” sets audiences in a musical kitchen where Bang the Lion and Buzz the Bee cook up a rhythmic feast and teach kids that everyday household objects can make anyone a percussionist. The concert features music by Bizet, Britten, Gershwin, Ginastera, Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and others!

Upcoming performances in the Sensory Friendly series include New Jersey Ballet’s “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Aesop’s Fables” starring puppeteer Jim West.

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.