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First Stage Announces Added Performance of BIG NATE: THE MUSICAL

Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

By - Mar 11th, 2015 11:54 am

WHAT:                 Performance of First Stage’s BIG NATE: THE MUSICAL added

WHERE:               Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee

WHEN:                 Performances continue through March 31.


  • Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m.

ABOUT:                Directed by Jeff Schaetzke
Based on the comic strip and books by Lincoln Peirce
Book by Jason Loewith with Lincoln Peirce
Music by Chris Youstra
Lyrics by Jason Loewith and Chris Youstra

DESCRIPTION:   Sixth-grader Nate Wright holds the world record for detentions in school.  When the Battle of the Bands contest is announced, Nate and his friends are sure their band – Enslave the Mollusk! – can win. Can Nate change his ways to keep his band in the contest? Follow the madcap misadventures of this comic strip favorite and see if he can reform long enough to win the coveted prize. For everyone ages 5 and up.

TICKETS:               Tickets start at $14.50.  Tickets may be purchased at or through the Marcus Center box office, in person at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee or by phone at (414) 273-7206 or toll free at (888) 612-3500.  The number for TDD (for deaf and hard of hearing patrons) is (414) 273-3080.

About First Stage
Since 1987, First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain; unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills; and dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community.  In 2012, First Stage was selected to participate in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.  First Stage is a member of TYA/USA, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre Wisconsin, and Milwaukee Arts Partners, and is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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