Autism/Sensory Friendly Programs
Autism/Sensory Friendly Children's Theater Performance
Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances are designed and intended for families with children having autism or other developmental disabilities. This program is designed and planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. At these performances the theater environment will be altered, providing a sensory-friendly, comfortable and judgment-free space that is welcoming for these families.
Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performances are recommended for those families bringing a loved one having a developmental disability, and their teachers and advocates who are familiar with and accepting of behaviors exhibited by some children with autism.
Please review our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Autism/Sensory Friendly Performances at the bottom of this page.
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Autism/Sensory accommodations Include:
Sunday, April 27, 2014, at 10AM
"Oh, the thinks you can think" when Dr. Seuss' best-loved characters and stories hit the stage in this unforgettable musical adventure by Broadway veterans Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The noble Horton the Elephant, the one-feathered bird Gertrude McFuzz, and the antics of the Cat in the Hat steal the spotlight in one of Theatreworks' largest-scale productions to date!
An Autism/Sensory-Friendly Performance planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University
“Meet Your Seat” Open House
DISNEY'S ALADDIN Jr.
Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10AM
All of your favorite characters are here in this stage adaptation of the Disney hit film performed by Paper Mill Theatre School's advance musical theatre students (ages 13-16). Filled with magic, mayhem, and carpget rides. Audiences' spirits will soar with excitement. Most of all, the tuneful, Academy award-winning score with songs including "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me" will certainly make this musical a favorite for many years to come!
“Meet Your Seat” Open House
Lead support for Theater for Everyone programming is provided by:
MetLife Foundation The Merck Company Foundation National Endowment for the Arts
Additional generous support is provided by C.R. Bard Foundation, Inc. Fund for the New Jersey Blind, and Cultural Access Network of New Jersey.
Major funding for Paper Mill Playhouse Education Outreach is provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
Paper Mill Playhouse programs are made possible, in part, by funds from the New Jersey Stat Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
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