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Sensory Friendly “Queen of Kids’ Music” Comes to the Union County Performing Arts Center, April 2

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is pleased to announce that recording artist Laurie Berkner will perform a special sensory friendly solo set of her greatest hits – and more — on Sunday, April 2, at 12:30 p.m., live at the Union County Performing Arts Center at 1601 Irving Street in Rahway, as part of the Commissioner Board’s Sensory Friendly Theatre series.

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“Sensory Friendly Theatre enables children and families to enjoy the excitement of a live performance in an inclusive, supportive environment that accommodates those with sensory sensitivities. We are very proud to host this series at the Performing Arts Center and we welcome Laurie Berkner to our Sensory Friendly family,” said Union County Commissioner Chairman Sergio Granados.

Tickets are available online for $8.00 per person from the Performing Arts Center, at For accessible seating, call the Box Office at 732-499-8226.

New Jersey native Laurie Berkner earned the title, “Queen of Kids’ Music” as the first recording artist ever to perform in music videos on Nick Jr. She also appeared regularly on the network’s Jack’s Big Music Show, and she helped develop the short form animated musical preschool series Sing It, Laurie! on Sprout TV.

The Greatest Hits solo show features the popular tunes “Bumblebee (Buzz Buzz),” “Victor Vito,” “We Are The Dinosaurs,” “Pig On Her Head,” and “Rocketship Run” plus – as a special treat for fans –well-loved songs that are not often heard at full-band concerts!

Attendees are advised to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal.

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The Commissioner Board has been hosting Sensory Friendly Theatre at the Performing Arts Center since 2012. The series showcases exciting live performances in a welcoming, judgement-free environment for children with autism and other sensory sensitivities.

Audiences can expect relaxed lighting and sound along with other adjustments and supportive services during the performance. For complete details visit

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