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.

Questions? Call us at (414) 267-2970 or e-mail

Featured Class

Touring Company

Touring Company Grades 5–12 By Audition only Tuition: $475/year Two Week intensive September 2–12 4:00–9:00pm PLUS Saturdays (Fall, Winter, Spring) 12:30–2:30pm Entering its third year, the Touring Company continues to spread the First Stage mission of Transforming Lives through Theater across the city. These musical ambassadors will rehearse and produce an original 30-minute show to take to community events and schools from October through May. Members will spend a two-week rehearsal process in September to focus on the vocal and dance skills needed to tell our story of encouragement, commitment, and creativity. Saturday classes take place throughout the year to continue training. Performances in a wide variety of venues will ensure that each student learns to be versatile, reliable, and responsible. Prerequisite: Summer or previous Musical Theater Academy class For further information or to schedule an audition, please contact Patrick Schley at (414) 267-2942 or

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  • See a First Stage Performance

    Our 2014-15 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.