Sensory-Friendly 'Tarzan' Performance Rescheduled

Wednesday 18, 2018

Northern Michigan University’s Forest Roberts Theatre has rescheduled its modified performance of the musical Tarzan, which is geared toward children and adults who are on the autism spectrum or have sensory issues. Inclement weather forced the cancellation of the show last weekend, but it will now be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 22. 

FRT has partnered with the Theatre Development Fund (TDF) in New York City to produce this “Theater for All” performance. The goal is to preserve the entertainment value of the show so families can enjoy it together while also creating a supportive environment. Free admission is made possible through private donor support.

TDF launched its Autism Theatre Initiative in 2011 with Disney’s landmark musical The Lion King, the first autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show. Fueled by its success, the program continues to make theater accessible to children and adults on the autism spectrum.

For more information on FRT's production of "Tarzan," contact Bill Digneit at 227-2044 or

Kristi Evans
News Director