Photo from Summer 2020 Performance Experience Class, RENT.

Performance Experience Classes

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Build performance skills with theater professionals

In these concentrated show clinics, students work with theater professionals to broaden their performance skills, deepen their knowledge of theater, and perform a popular show as their final presentation.  Students in Grades 3-12 will have various opportunities to participate in Performance Experiences throughout the School Year.

Auditions are required for all Performance Experience Classes. 

Auditions will take place at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center on August 12 at 2PM-5PM, August 24 at 4PM-6PM, and August 26 at 4PM-6:30PM. Sign up for your audition time onlineIf you are unable to audition in person, please email academy@firststage.org for a virtual audition option.

These classes are held in-person at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. More information regarding health and safety procedures will be sent to all registered families. 

Show titles for Performance Experiences Classes may be subject to change.

Auditioning for Performance Experience Classes

  • Students interested in participating in a Performance Experience (or School Year Intensive) class  must audition.
  • Students auditioning for a Performance Experience must prepare one song and one monologue, not to exceed two minutes in length collectively, and be prepared to learn a dance.
  • If you are singing and bring sheet music with you, we will have an accompanist available to play along with you. If not, you are also welcome to sing acapella.  

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2021/2022 Performance Experience Classes

Auditions are required. Accepted students will be notified by September 3rd.

AMERICAN IDIOT

Grades 9-12
Dates for AMERICAN IDIOT have been postponed. We are surveying interested families to assess the most convenient time to hold this class - we'd love your feedback here

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, JR.

Grades 3-12
Rehearsals: Tuesdays-Fridays at 4:30-7PM and Sundays 12:30-3:30PM
October 11-29, 2021
Performance on October 29, 2021

FOOTLOOSE

(Advanced Musical Theater students only)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays-Fridays at 4:30-7PM and Sundays 12:30-3:30PM
November 2-19, 2021
Performance on November 19, 2021

LITTLE WOMEN

(Advanced Acting students only)
Rehearsals: Tuesdays-Fridays at 4:30-7PM and Sundays 12:30-3:30PM
February 7-25, 2022
Performance on February 25, 2022

SHREK, JR.

Grades 3-12

Rehearsals: Tuesdays-Fridays at 4:30-7PM and Sundays 12:30-3:30PM
April 19 - May 6, 2022
Performance on May 6, 2022

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