First Stage In The News

2021-2022 Season

Why You Need to See First Stage's "The Amazing Lemonade Girl"
Milwaukee Magazine

First Stage's inspirational 'The Amazing Lemonade Girl' remembers a kid who faced cancer by helping others
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage’s Inspirational ‘Lemonade Girl’
Shepherd Express

Future stars are chasing their dreams right here in Wisconsin
Spectrum News

The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors At First Stage - Performance Review
An Intuitive Perspective

Inspired Musical Weirdness for Kids
Shepherd Express

First Stage's 'The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors' is a battle royale turned dance party
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Dancing Granny” Celebrates the Beauty of Community and Collaboration
Milwaukee Courier

‘The Watsons’ Is a Moving Tale of African-American History at First Stage
Shepherd Express

In 'The Watsons Go to Birmingham,' a Black family's road trip meets up with history
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963 Presented By First Stage!
An Intuitive Perspective

The Laramie Project teaches students about the dangers of homophobia
88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Complexity of Tragedy In-The Round
Shepherd Express

Looking for the true meaning of Christmas? The kids behind 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' want to share it with you
Spectrum News

First Stage Brings a Classic Holiday Story to Life with “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
The Madison Times

Review: First Stage’s ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’
Milwaukee Magazine

First Stage's ‘CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS’ Brings Joy And Laughter To The Holidays
Wisconsin Theater Spotlight

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is Fun & Festive at First Stage
BroadwayWorld

Jazzy Music Keeps Characters Jumping in First Stage’s ‘Charlie Brown Christmas'
Shepherd Express

First Stage's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' a treat for both kids and adults
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

First Stage's 'new normal' includes layered COVID protections as it returns to in-person shows
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“How To Actually Graduate in a Virtual World” reviewed by Julia W. Rath
Around the Town Chicago

First Stage’s Online Graduation Drama
Shepherd Express

Hidden Gems: 'First Stage, First Steps' introduces children with special needs to the theater
WTMJ-4

First Stage Breaks Ground with ‘Amplify-BIPOC’
Shepherd Express

Every Voice Heard: Artistic Director Jeff Frank leads First Stage theater company to a new era of education and inclusiveness
MKE Lifestyle Magazine

2018-2019 season news

Milwaukee’s First Stage Announces Expanded Playwrights in Residence
BroadwayWorld Milwaukee 

5 reasons to check out First Stage’s ‘The Miracle Worker’
OnMilwaukee.com

Managing Director Betsy Corry Named Milwaukee Business Journal's Women of Influence
Milwaukee Business Journal

A Moving Story that changed the world
Shepherd Express

An interview with Jeremy Tardy
Milwaukee PBS - Black Nouveau

First Stage’s charming “Tinker Bell” gives Peter’s Pan's sidekick the spotlight
OnMilwaukee.com

Tinker Bell sparkles at First Stage
Milwaukee Magazine

Pixie Dust Brings ‘Tinker Bell’ to Life at First Stage
Shepherd Express

CW-18/Our Issues – Andrea Williams interviews Managing Director Betsy Corry
CW-18 Milwaukee

The Arts Page: Next Steps
Milwaukee PBS

First Stage gives Young People the chance to Perform
WTMJ-4

First Stage Finds the Meaning of Freedom in 'Big River'
Shepherd Express

First Stage Delivers Ambitious & Spirited Big River
Showbiz Chicago

“BIG RIVER” Boils Down Huckleberry Finn While Losing None of its Heft
Milwaukee Magazine

First Stage's footstompin’ quest for freedom
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Photo Gallery for AS YOU LIKE IT
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A Most Likeable (and Youthful) 'As You Like it'
Shepherd Express

First Stage dramatizes the power of words of Locomotion
Shepherd Express

Musical Review: ‘MATILDA’ Makes it in Milwaukee
Milwaukee Magazine

First Stage's magical “Matilda" is just right
OnMilwaukee.com 

Matilda Triumphs Over Bullies and a Dumb Dad at First Stage
Shepherd Express

The kids lead the way in First Stage’s bold ‘Matilda’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brilliant Matilda from First Stage is an Absolute Triumph
Dave Begel on Theater

First Stage’s ambitious ‘Matilda’ features tower of power Kelly Doherty
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage’s ‘Matilda’ A Timely, Uplifting Tale of Empowerment
Shepherd Express

‘Girls in the Boat’ Celebrates Rowing, Girl Power & Teamwork
WUWM

First Stage ‘Girls in the Boat’ Tracks the Rise in Women’s College Sports
Shepherd Express

First Stage's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is indeed the best
OnMilwaukee.com

First Stage Brings Music to its Annual ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’
Shepherd Express

‘Bad’ kids rescue holiday show in comical musical ‘Best Christmas Pageant Ever’
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Taking the Next Steps: Off the Cuff with First Stage’s Jeff Frank
Shepherd Express

First Stage’s “Nate the Great” is indeed great
OnMilwaukee.com

Pancakes and Mysteries make ‘Nate the Great’ a colorful adventure
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jeremy Tardy reflects First Stage roots and Milwaukee inspirations for “Dear White People”
Milwaukee Independent

What Jeremy Tardy learned from First Stage theater, Julliard and Hollywood
88Nine Radio Milwaukee

Dear White People Actor Jeremy Tardy Returns to first theater home
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Previewing Matilda at First Stage
The Morning Blend

First Stage’s Dreamy ‘Caterpillar’ Dance
Shepherd Express

Profile on Positively Milwaukee award-winner Kate Ketelhohn (interview begins at 1:17:27)
WTMJ-4

With First Steps Milwaukee’s children are ready for the stage
Shepherd Express

Vision comes to life at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage Theater is offering theater classes for kids with special needs called ‘Next Steps’
WTMJ-4, interview August 8, 2018

2017-2018 season news

A vision realized: Milwaukee Youth Arts Center serves as model for meeting needs of children
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage to perform 'Matilda', 3 other musicals next season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Jeff Frank, Artictic Director, First Stage
My24

First Stage actors, youth symphony musicians learn from pros at Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Pumpkins, flying cars and Charlie Brown headline First Stage productions this season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

'The Cat in the Hat' arrives with a bump
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage presents: Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat
Shephard Express

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' takes flight at First Stage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Matt Daniels' Snoopy infuses First Stage's 'Charlie Brown' with glee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage's "Edward Tulane" is a tale stuffed with soul
OnMilwaukee

First Stage's 'Edward Tulane' is One Heroic Toy Bunny
Shephard Express

First Stage's 'The Wiz' Combines Life Lessons with Entertaining Characters
Shephard Express

'A multi-cultural story:' First Stage puts on 'The Wiz' during Black History Month
Fox 6 Milwaukee

First Stage's Exhilarating "Antarctica, WI" is Too Important a Play to be Missed
Showbiz Chicago

Connecting with the Milwaukee community through ANTARCTICA, WI, opening this weekend at First Stage
Urban Milwaukee

Teens offer hope for tomorrow in 'Antarctica, WI,' 'I and You'
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

JUDY MOODY & STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD, TREASURE HUNT, a World Premiere with Excitement and Adventure
Broadway World Milwaukee

First Stage Young Company sinks its teeth into an American classic
Dave Begel on Theater

First Stage's award-winning Young Company presents THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
UPAF

First Stage's award-winning Young Company presents HENRY V
UPAF

2015-2016 season news

2013-2014 season news

Missing First Stage's Nancy Drew would be a crime
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Executive profile: Corry's second act accompanied by many firsts
Milwaukee Business Journal 

Powerful 'Midnight Cry' journeys from slavery to freedom at First Stage
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 

Young Blood First Stage's teen-focused Young Company does more than prime tomorrow's acting talent, Milwaukee Magazine

First Stage's 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever' would move Scrooge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

First Stage returns to arts center
Summer Academy kicks off at the Oconomowoc Arts Center
Living Lake Country

Business Journal announces Eureka Award winners
First Stage wins Eureka Award for its Next Steps Program
The Business Journal

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