The Count Basie Theater and POAC are offering free tickets to these sensory friendly performances for POAC families. If you would like for your child with autism to experience the theater, this is your opportunity. With guidance from POAC Autism Services and several area performing arts organizations already presenting programs for children on the spectrum, the Basie will transform itself into a safe, judgement-free and sensory-friendly environment for these performances. Patrons and their children will be permitted to bring in favorite snacks, iPads and other objects of affinity, while house lights will remain bright enough for children to know where they are, and sudden or shrill sounds will be eliminated from the performance. A quiet room with “fidgets” and coloring pages / crayons will also be available to families.
Basie event staffers have also received training and guidance from POAC to ensure its sensory-friendly programs are just that: friendly.
You may order up to 6 free tickets and they will be mailed to you. Just click on the registration link below. Please be sure that you are able to attend on Thursday, April 12th at 4:00pm in Red Bank.
About the Show:
Bedtime is approaching, and this team of construction vehicles needs to get their rest. But Crane Truck is getting cranky, Cement Mixer takes too long with bath time, and Dump Truck just isn’t sleepy! Excavator and Bulldozer find that preparing for bed is a job in itself! Will they ever get some shut-eye before tomorrow’s day of work? A world premiere musical based upon the best-selling book!
Based on the book by author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld
Produce by The Bay Area Children’s Theatre
Book, lyrics and music by Austin Zumbro
Directed by Nina Meehan
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