The Wharton Center for the Performing Arts is putting on a Sensory-Friendly
Production of Disney’s The Lion King at 2pm on July 21, 2018! This production
provides a supportive and welcoming environment for individuals with sensory-
sensitive disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. Some accommodations
of this Sensory-Friendly Performance include lower sound and light levels, Autism
specialists and trained volunteers onsite, flexible and relaxed theatre house rules,
sensory tools (fidgets, earplugs, sound-canceling headphones) available, ASL
interpretations, and more.
The Wharton Center has provided a Social Story booklet and video that explains
what attendees should expect before, during, and after the performance.
Furthermore, there is a Lion King plot summary and character sheet available to
give attendees a sneak preview. More information on this performance’s sensory
accommodations, ticket sales, links to the Social Story/plot summaries, and a
detailed FAQ can be found at https://www.whartoncenter.com/plan-your-visit/accessibility/sensory-friendly-performances.
In addition, thanks to the Autism Alliance of Michigan, the Wharton Center will be providing some free tickets to families with special needs! Do not miss out on this opportunity! You can find out more about the limited supply of complimentary tickets here: https://autismallianceofmichigan.org/lionkingtickets/