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

Company Class performances

Our Company Classes at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center and the Oconomowoc Arts Center are about to complete their four-week program, in which students in grades 9-12 worked to broaden performance skills and deepen knowledge of theater, culminating in their own production.  Admission for Company Class performances is free.

By Bob Carlton
Directed by Angela Iannone, Musical Direction by Adrianna Stoiber
For everyone ages 10 and up.
Friday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Youth Arts Hall, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

By Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Mitch Weindorf, Assistant Director Leah Dueno
For everyone ages 12 and up.
Friday, July 11 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
The Patricia E. Neudecker Stage, Oconomowoc Arts Center



Featured Class

Turtle Power Gr. 1-2 8/4-8/8 Full Day

One-week full-day session Serving new and returning students entering grades 1-2 in fall of 2014 Times: 9:00am-3:00pm Classes are themed to make each week a new adventure created by the class! Use improvisation and theater games to create a story and develop your own theatrical masterpiece while further developing beginning acting skills and script analysis.

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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.