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First Stage Artistic Director Jeff Frank.

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Delightful ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” Opens at First Stage this September
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Delightful ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!” Opens at First Stage this September

Featuring James Carrington as Gerald the Elephant and Rachael Zientek as Piggie the Pig. Based on the Elephant & Piggiebooks by Mo Willems. Published by Hyperion Books for Children Book and lyrics by Mo Willems/Music by Deborah Wicks La Puma Directed by Matt Daniels

Single Tickets for First Stage’s 2019/20 SEASON Go on Sale Monday, August 5th!
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Single Tickets for First Stage’s 2019/20 SEASON Go on Sale Monday, August 5th!

Celebrate Girl Power at First Stage this season

First Stage Announces Expanded Playwrights-In-Residence and Commitment to New Play Development
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First Stage Announces Expanded Playwrights-In-Residence and Commitment to New Play Development

Three of the Playwrights-in-Residence plays will be included in First Stage’s upcoming 2019/20 season.

First Stage presents World Premiere production of GIRLS IN THE BOAT
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First Stage presents World Premiere production of GIRLS IN THE BOAT

Featuring the award-winning Young Company. By Alice Austen. Directed by Marcella Kearns

First Stage announces complete casting for Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical
‘Dear White People’ Actor Returns Home

‘Dear White People’ Actor Returns Home

Milwaukee native Jeremy Tardy got his start at First Stage, was keynote speaker for event here.

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

The world premiere ANTARCTICA, WI came about from international, award-winning playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer having conversations with the young people of Milwaukee.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin’s Maritime Industry in Green Bay and Marinette
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U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Highlights Efforts to Boost Wisconsin’s Maritime Industry in Green Bay and Marinette

Baldwin-authored bipartisan legislation is enacted into law to address the need for more trained workers in the domestic maritime industry

First Stage announces its most ambitious and inspiring season yet!
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First Stage announces its most ambitious and inspiring season yet!

Featuring four musicals including the full-length, Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s MATILDA THE MUSICAL, direct from Broadway

THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE comes to First Stage this January
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS returns to First Stage this holiday season
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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS returns to First Stage this holiday season

November 24, 2017 – December 31, 2017

First Stage Announces its 2017-2018 Season!
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First Stage Announces its 2017-2018 Season!

With two world premieres and celebrated family favorites, First Stage continues its commitment to spectacular theater experiences for young people and families.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns to First Stage this holiday season!
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical returns to First Stage this holiday season!

November 25 – December 31, 2016 at the The Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater

First Stage commissions its first international playwright with THE SNOW world premiere.
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First Stage commissions its first international playwright with THE SNOW world premiere.

February 26 – March 20, 2016 at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

First Stage’s 2015-16 First Steps series kicks off with world premiere play SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN
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First Stage’s 2015-16 First Steps series kicks off with world premiere play SPOOKLEY THE SQUARE PUMPKIN

October 10 – November 1, 2015 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

First Stage presents “Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever!”
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First Stage presents “Nancy Drew and Her Biggest Case Ever!”

First Stage presents its 50th world premiere play

First Stage completes first successful run of holiday production in Chicago; over 27,000 tickets sold to new audiences.
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First Stage completes first successful run of holiday production in Chicago; over 27,000 tickets sold to new audiences.

First Stage successfully introduces its unique brand of theater for young audiences to families in Chicago and beyond.

Theater: The Tragedy of Judy Garland
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The Tragedy of Judy Garland

Rep’s End of the Rainbow offers the laughs and tears and songs of Garland’s hyper-dramatic life.