The Watsons Go To Birmingham

First Stage Announces Sensory Friendly Performance Schedule

Young actors perform in "The Watsons Go To Birmingham" at Todd Wehr Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Young actors perform in “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” at Todd Wehr Theater.

Milwaukee, WI – January 19, 2022 – First Stage announced last week that families can enjoy a Sensory Friendly Performance with children who need sensory accommodations so that they can share the experience of seeing family-friendly theater. 

These performances feature a welcoming environment including modified lighting and sound, modified house rules to allow additional movement or talking during the performance, and available quiet areas staffed by educators experienced with the care of young people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental differences. A Social Story to outline the experience at the performance is also provided.


Tickets for the 2021/22 Sensory Friendly Performances are $10 and are on sale now. Guests can order by phone at (414) 267-2961, weekdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

(Please note: tickets for Sensory Friendly Performances are only available to order by phone; no online purchase is available.) 

To learn more about the Sensory Friendly performance accommodations, please visit: firststage.org/plan-your-visit/sensory-friendly-performances/

2021/22 SENSORY FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES: 

THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM – 1963 

Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater  

THE DANCING GRANNY 

Sunday, February 27, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.  

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center  

THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS 

Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. 

Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater  

THE AMAZING LEMONADE GIRL 

Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.  

Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater  

LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET 

Sunday, May 22, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. 

Milwaukee Youth Arts Center  


Please contact the First Stage Box Office at (414) 267-2961 with questions or go to firststage.org/plan-your-visit/sensory-friendly-performances/ for information. 

COVID Protocols: First Stage COVID safety protocols and updates can be viewed here: firststage.org/plan-your-visit/safety-security/ – performances 

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