Theater Academy

The nation's largest Theater Academy training program that fosters life skills through stage skills

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Our Academy

First Stage Theater Academy fosters life skills through stage skills through classes emphasizing Creative Drama, Stage Movement, Voice and Speech and Scene Study. Summer and school year sessions are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the Oconomowoc Arts Center.

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Featured Class

One Week Gr. 3-4 8/4-8/8

One-week session Serving new and returning students entering grades 3–4 in fall of 2014 Times: 9:00 am–3:00 pm 3rd-4th Grade Curriculum Beginning of Day: Each Academy day begins with a gathering to prepare, share goals, and encourage each other to do our best. Musical Theater: Increase your versatility and work on new vocal and dance techniques while exploring the art of storytelling through words, music, and movement. Scene Study: Dive into a script while you put your acting skills to work bringing the characters on the page to life on the stage. Voice & Movement: Build strength, flexibility, awareness, and expressions through a class devoted to the fundamentals of two of the actor’s most important tools. End of Day: Each Academy Day concludes with a gathering to reflect and acknowledge the effort of fellow students.

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  • See a First Stage Performance

    Our 2013-14 season offers something for parents, grandparents with preschoolers, high schoolers and every age in between.

  • First Stage in your school

    Serving over 20,000 students each year, our Theater in Education programs help classroom teachers explore their curriculum in interactive, imaginative and integrated methods.