Theater Academy

Let your individuality shine while learning life skills through stage skills at First Stage Theater Academy!

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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

Word Play Ensemble

Word Play Ensemble Grades 5–12 By Audition Only Tuition: $475/year Saturdays (Fall, Winter, Spring) 3:00-5:00pm The Word Play Ensemble includes students whose love for theater and acting walk hand in hand with their love for writing. Throughout the year students build ensemble on their feet and on the page with the goal of writing and staging an original play. Students will explore advanced playwriting forms through monologue and scene work. Ensemble members learn the value of full participation, discipline and, most importantly, collaboration. Prerequisite: any previous 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

    Your adventure awaits! Our 2015-16 season offers a stellar lineup guaranteed to delight parents and grandparents and their 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.