Theater For Autistic Children

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On Saturday, June 11, the Verona-based theater company Pushcart Players will stage a special performance of its musical “Stone Soup and Other Stories” for children with autism and other developmental disabilities.  The performance will take place at the Paper Mill Playhouse at 10 a.m. The performance was planned in cooperation with Autism New Jersey and the Douglass Developmental Disabilities Center at Rutgers University. At the performance, the theater lights will remain up, sound volume will be lowered and children will be free to talk and leave their seat under parental supervision. The show will run about one hour with an intermission.

Reserved tickets are $12 to $15. and you can buy them by phone at 973-376-4343, at the Paper Mill Box Office in Millburn, or online through the Paper Mill’s Web site.

The Paper Mill will also host a free Open House titled “Meet Your Seat!” on Friday, June 10  from 3 to 6 pm. This is an opportunity for children who are new to theater experiences to visit the theater space before the show. No reservations are required for the Open House. Resource material will be available including a sequence book, study guide and sing-along prep video. These items may be downloaded or viewed on the Paper Mill’s Web site.

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