April 13, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center Thanks All Who Attended April 2 Event

To the Editor:

On behalf of everyone at McCarter Theatre Center, I want to express thanks to all who attended and supported our recent “relaxed” performance of “Sing Along with The Muppet Movie” on April 2, World Autism Awareness Day.

This is the fourth consecutive season that McCarter has offered a special performance for individuals who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory sensitivities and their family members. Slight adjustments to the lighting, special effects, and music allow for everyone to enjoy the thrill of live performance in a somewhat altered environment.

The Muppet Movie event was a joyous interactive afternoon performance for a family audience, many of whom have limited opportunities to enjoy theatre together with their entire family.

We thank The Karma Foundation for their leadership and support of these “relaxed” performances at McCarter. We are also grateful for the contributions of Jazams and Olives Deli to the Muppet Movie event, and of course, we thank our incredible volunteer ushers.

Timothy J. Shields,

Managing Director, McCarter Theatre Center

Emily Mann,

Artistic Director, McCarter Theatre Center