First Stage's 30th Annual Make Believe Ball


Save the Date!

First Stage's Make Believe Ball

Zeus. Poseidon. Ares. Aphrodite. Hera. Demeter. Athena. Apollo. Artemis. Hephaestus. Hermes. Dionysus. These twelve Greek deities sit atop Mount Olympus, beckoning you to join them. On Saturday, February 24, 2024, First Stage will host our 30th Annual Make Believe Ball at a new location fit for the gods – The Pfister Hotel.

For thirty years, First Stage has brought together families, donors, community members, and artists at our annual Make Believe Ball to celebrate our three pillars – professional Theater Productions, unparalleled Theater Academy training, and dynamic Theater in Education programming. These pillars define our mission of transforming lives though theater and through them we serve more than 100,000 people annually.

What makes this event unique is we include the true gods and goddesses of our community – our young people. This anniversary event will be gilded in gold and feature activities for the whole family, a silent auction as large as a Titan, an enticing raffle, a live auction, nectar, ambrosia, and festive dancing. Ready your finest garments and shine your best shoes for this black-tie affair.

Save the Date! Individual tickets go on sale in early November! 

Saturday, February 24, 2024 | Grand Ballroom, The Pfister

If you have any questions about the Make Believe Ball, please contact Special Events Manager, Elizabeth Anderson at 414-267-2935 or

Sponsorships Now Available!

With the 30th Anniversary brings us to the Acropolis, but cannot enter the Parthenon without the support our our community. Please join us on this exciting journey by becoming a sponsor of our signature event. Family and Corporate Sponsorship Tables are available for a limited time!


To sponsor a table at this memorable event, please complete this form, and return it to us by January 19, 2024


If you have questions or need additional information, please get in touch with Elizabeth Anderson, Special Events Manager, at 414-267-2935 or

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