First Look

TELL US WHAT YOU THINK!

First Stage is looking for nine youth theater reviewers, ages 8 – 17 years old, to share their thoughts about a play during our 30th Anniversary Season!

Each FIRST LOOK volunteer reviewer will receive up to four complimentary tickets to see a preview performance (must be available on the preview or opening night dates listed below) of the play you’ve been asked to review. You are encouraged to have read the book and/or seen the movie suggested before coming to the play. We ask that written reviews of between 300-500 words be submitted within 5 days of the performance.

TO APPLY:
Please send the following information to Erica Davis at edavis@firststage.org by Friday, September 30, 2016: Your name, age, the top 3 choices of plays you would like to review, a brief paragraph on WHY you would like to be a First Look reviewer this season, and one additional writing sample (optional).

First Stage's 2016-17 Season
Family Series at the Todd Wehr Theater – 

  • GOOSEBUMPS THE MUSICAL: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM
    Suggested reading: Goosebumps Phantom of the Auditorium by R.L. Stein
    Preview: Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

  • RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER™: THE MUSICAL
    Movie: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special)
    Opening night: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

  • WELCOME TO BRONZEVILLE
    Preview: Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

  • ROBIN HOOD
    Suggested reading: The Adventures of Robin Hood by Roger Lancelyn Green
    Preview: Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

  • MOCKINGBIRD
    Suggested reading: Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine
    Opening night: Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    *Please note: This play is suggested for families with young people ages 12-17+ 
  • JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
    Suggested reading: Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook and Junie B. Loves Handsome Warren by Barbara Park
    Opening night: Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

First Stage Young Company Shows
at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center 

  • THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
    Suggested reading: The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
    Opening night: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
    *Please note: This play is suggested for families with young people ages 12-17+
  • TXT U L8R
    Opening night: Friday, March 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    *Please note: This play is suggested for families with young people ages 12-17+
  • ANIMAL FARM
    Suggested reading: Animal Farm by George Orwell
    Opening Night: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
    *Please note: This play is suggested for families with young people ages 12-17+