Press Release

For Immediate Release: March 6, 2020

Enjoy a Special Sensory-Friendly Performance of the Beloved Ballet, Cinderella

Union County, NJ – Union County families looking for a fun, enriching activity for children with sensory sensitivities can come to the Union County Performing Arts Center on Sunday, March 8, at 2:00 p.m. and enjoy a special one-hour performance of Cinderella by the New Jersey Ballet.

The show is part of the Sensory Friendly Theatre series sponsored by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. All tickets for are $8.00 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 Theatre series showcases exciting live performances that are tailored to audiences with autism and other sensory sensitivities, with a supportive, judgement-free environment that is welcoming to all,” said Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella.

One of New Jersey Ballet’s most popular productions for children, Cinderella is a two-act romp through the well-known fairy tale, with all the trimmings including splendid sets and costumes, glorious dancing, and New Jersey Ballet’s hallmark “Storyteller” narration.

The Sensory Friendly Theatre series follows guidelines that help reduce disturbances for youngsters who experience heightened sensory sensitivity. It has been supported by the Freeholder Board every year since 2012.

The organization Autism Friendly Spaces implements the supportive atmosphere at the Performing Arts Center. For more information on what to expect at Sensory Friendly Theatre visit ucpac.org/sensory-friendly-theatre.

The Union County Performing Arts Center and box office are located at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway.

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