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Center for Puppetry Arts to Present Sensory-Friendly Performance of 'CLICK CLACK MOO', 7/19

Center for Puppetry Arts presents a Sensory-Friendly performance of Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type on July 19, 2015.

This special afternoon will allow guests with autism spectrum disorder to experience a sensory-friendly performance of Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type and a sensory-friendly Create-A-Puppet Workshop.

Join the barnyard fun in this new adaptation of the award-winning children's book. Farmer Brown can't believe his ears when his cows learn to type and his chickens go on strike! Click here for more information.

Several alterations will be employed to create a comfortable setting for guests with ASD. Performance alterations include theater lights dimmed down but not out, consistent sound levels and lower volume of show soundtrack, freedom for children to talk and to leave their seat if necessary and permission to bring quiet, contained snacks and beverages. There will also be a quiet zone with fiddle toys in the lobby. Create-A-Puppet Workshop classrooms will be brighter, quieter and feature less-messy puppet building materials and slightly simplified puppet designs. Guests will be welcomed by staff members who have been trained in interactions with patrons with ASD.

Tickets include the sensory-friendly performance and the Create-A-Puppet Workshop where visitors can make their own friendly Click, Clack, Cow Hand Puppet to take home. All events are set for Sunday, July 19, 2015: 12-2:30 p.m.: Sensory-friendly Create-A-Puppet workshops; 1-2 p.m.: Sensory-friendly performance of Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type at the Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. Tickets for patrons ages 2 and older are $9.25 (Members) and $16.50 (Nonmembers). BUY TICKETS ONLINE OR CALL 404-873-3391.

Please note: The Center's museum exhibits are currently closed for construction, as part of its expansion and renovation project. The Center will continue to present performances, workshops and films throughout the expansion; the new museum will open this fall. For more details, visit puppet.org/believeinmakebelieve.

Kermit and friends are getting a new home at the Center for Puppetry Arts! The nation's largest nonprofit dedicated to the art of puppetry is constructing a 7,500 square foot museum expansion. Set to be completed in fall 2015, the museum will feature objects from the Center's extensive global collection and will display the world's most comprehensive collection of Jim Henson's contributions to the world of puppetry. The project also includes a major renovation to existing spaces, including a renovated entryway, expanded research library and many other upgrades that will enhance the overall experience for all visitors to the Center. The Center will continue to present performances, workshops, and films throughout the expansion and renovation process; however museum exhibits are closed until the grand opening of the new museum this fall. For more details, visit www.puppet.org/believeinmakebelieve.

Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure -- a magical place where children and adults are educated, enlightened, and entertained. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched the lives of many through enchanting performances, curriculum-based workshops, and the hands-on Museum as well as Distance Learning and Outreach programs. Center for Puppetry Arts is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization and is supported in part by contributions from corporations, foundations, government agencies, and individuals. Major funding is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. These programs are also supported in part by the Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. The Center is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre; Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA/USA/ASSITEJ); and International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY).The Center also serves as headquarters of UNIMA-USA, the American branch of Union Internationale de la Marionnette, the international puppetry organization.



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