Big River The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Sensory Friendly Performance

This is a "Sensory Friendly" performance.

Enjoy a performance where families with children who need sensory accommodations can share the experience of seeing family-friendly theater.

These performances feature a welcoming environment including lower sound, lights up, and available quiet areas staffed by educators experienced with the care of students with autism and other developmental differences.

Sensory Friendly performance Accommodations Include:
    •    Smaller audience size
    •    Reduction of loud or jarring sounds
    •    Reductions in flashing or strobe lights
    •    Modification of the house lights during the performance
    •    Accommodated house rules: audience members are free to talk or move during the show.
    •    An opportunity to see the actors in costume prior to the performance.
    •    Quiet areas available, staffed by educators experienced with the care of students on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities.
    •    Noise-cancelling headphones available for use during the performance, if needed.
    •    Social stories that outline the experience at the theater available; show-specific social stories created closer to the performance date.
    •    TV monitors available in the Todd Wehr Theater lobby from which to view the performance, should an audience member need to leave the theater during the performance.
    •    Money back guarantee: If you realize before the performance that a trip to the theater will not be ideal for your family on that day, we will offer a ticket exchange to another performance of your choice or a refund of your ticket purchase.
Please contact the Marcus Center box office for additional information.

Box Office:
929 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Travel along the mighty Mississippi River as Huck helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom and reunite with his family. Their shared journey of discovery proves humorous, suspenseful and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s timeless classic comes alive on stage in this coming-of-age musical, adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical for our family audiences.

Music & Lyrics by Roger Miller
Book and TYA adaptation by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
New arrangements and orchestrations by William Yanesh
Developed by Adventure Theatre in Maryland (in association with First Stage)
Sponsored by: Actuant Corporation

*Suggested for families with young people ages 10-17+ (Runtime approximately 90 minutes with intermission)


Tickets On Sale

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Show Dates

Start: Mar. 23, 2019

End: Mar. 23, 2019

Show Times



Todd Wehr Theater
123 E. State St
Milwaukee, WI 53202


1 hour 30 minutes

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Sensory Friendly

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