First Stage offers discounted tickets, pre-show workshops, and more for scout troops.  

First Stage’s Scout workshops will introduce students to the tools of an actor – our voice, body, and imagination, combined with the skills of an actor – our ability to concentrate and cooperate.  Students will actively engage in a variety of activities rooted in the drama process, and strengthen their skills in ensemble work, improvisation, and scene work. All workshops are 45-minutes long, and take place immediately before select First Stage performances.  Workshops are held at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center.


Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 2PM
Celebrate the Day of the Dead with ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA
Girl Scouts will have the opportunity to engage with the script, as they learn more about Día de los Muertos celebrations, and discover ways to lift up the special people in our lives every day.  This workshop will explore the fundamental tools of an actor: voice, body, and imagination – and also include elements of visual arts and crafts.

A Wrinkle in TimeSaturday, February 1, 2020 at 2PM
Through an exploration of storytelling, Girl Scouts will be introduced to female scientists who have changed our world, and discover how the arts can foster creativity and innovation in science.  This workshop will focus on ensemble work and include elements of Reader’s Theater and tableau.

Gretel!Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:30PM
An Introduction to Musical Theater through GRETEL
Both the workshop and performance are at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Girl Scouts will learn the fundamentals of how to tell a story through music and movements in this workshop that will explore the songs and choreography highlighted in First Stage’s production of GRETEL. This workshop will focus on teaching students an ensemble song and dance from GRETEL.

Alex and the Amazing Lemonade StandSaturday, May 2, 2020 at 2PM
Kids Have the Power to Make a Difference
With Alex Scott as our inspiration, Girl Scouts will uncover their own power to spark dialogue, ignite change, and make a positive difference in the world we live in. This workshop will explore Theatre for Social Change and ensemble work, in conjunction with our production of ALEX AND THE AMAZING LEMONADE STAND.

Tickets for our productions start at $15, and workshops are $10 per Scout, which includes a First Stage patch. For more information about our Scout Troop opportunities at First Stage contact us at (414) 267-2964 or email