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 and the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield. 

Summer Theater Academy begins June 20. Register today!

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

Featured Class

Young Company

Young Company Grades 9–12 By Audition Only Tuition: $595 +$40 production and material fee for the entire year Saturdays (Fall, Winter, Spring) 9:30am-12:15pm For high school actors who want to take their work to the next level, First Stage offers the Young Company. Meeting throughout the year, the Young Company is the advanced, college-level actor training program at First Stage Theater Academy. Accepted students will complete course work in Advanced Acting, Voice, Movement, Viewpoints, Shakespeare and electives ranging from Auditioning to Stage Combat to Dialects. In addition the Young Company hosts Master classes with guest artists from across the nation and travels annually to compete at the Utah Shakespeare Festival High School Acting Competition. The Young Company also takes part in productions throughout the season. This year's Young Company productions include: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS By William Shakespeare December 9–18, 2016 TXT U LTR A world premiere play by Eric Coble March 10–19, 2017 ANIMAL FARM Adapted by Ian Wooldridge from the book by George Orwell May 12–21, 2017 Auditions by appointment in late August and early September. Interested students should email John Maclay at

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