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Founded in 1987, First Stage is one of the nation’s most acclaimed theaters for young audiences and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee.
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First Stage announces Sensory Friendly Performance schedule for remainder of 2021/22 Season
First Stage announces Pay What You Choose schedule for remainder of 2021/22 Season
First Stage kicks off the New Year with THE WATSONS GO TO BIRMINGHAM - 1963
First Stage's award-winning Young Company presents THE LARAMIE PROJECT
First Stage presents heartwarming holiday classic A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
First Stage’s fall Amplify – BIPOC Short Play Series continues with THE TALE OF LA LLORONA AS TOLD BY CONSUELO CHAVEZ
First Stage’s Annual ImpACT Event Highlights Community Impact and Commitment
First Stage continues its Amplify – BIPOC Short Play Series this fall with STEP KIDS
First Stage announces a return to live performances in 2021/22 season
Amplify – First Stage’s second BIPOC Short Play Series kicks off with 'How to Actually Graduate in a Virtual World'
Second Season of Amplify – First Stage’s BIPOC Short Play Series – returns this fall
Samantha D. Montgomery is named Artistic Inclusion and Community Engagement Director at First Stage
In a year with challenges and uncertainty, First Stage shows resiliency and creativity
Amplify — First Stage's BIPOC Virtual Short Play Series continues with UNMUTED
First Stage's BIPOC Virtual Short Play Series kicks off with COPPER HORNS IN WATER
First Stage announces AMPLIFY – BIPOC Virtual Short Play Series
First Stage's Annual Fundraising event: Make Believe ... It's a Ball
Coming to Milwaukee's First Stage this February — THE CRUCIBLE
First Stage offers unique, engaging livestream performances in ESCAPE FROM PELIGRO ISLAND
First Stage And Betty Brinn Children's Museum Announce New Collaboration
CHRISTMASTOWN COMES TO FIRST STAGE
First Stage Streams Shakespeare's Adventurous, Romantic Comedy THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
First Stage's Virtual Season of Plays continues with comedic romp SHE KILLS MONSTERS
Milwaukee's First Stage Receives COVID-19 Cultural Organization Grant
First Stage presents THE GIRL WHO SWALLOWED A CACTUS (In Your Home)
A World Premiere Historical Adventure Series: The Quest for Solomon's Treasure First Stage Announces New HOPE Fund
New Play Reading of APOLLO AND THE TRIALS OF HERCULES
First Stage Fall Theater Academy 2020
First Stage Announces Through Our Lens — A New Virtual Performance Series