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First Stage announces Free Class Day – Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center

First Stage to hold day-long open house featuring free acting classes for students!

By - Feb 15th, 2018 03:17 pm

Milwaukee, WI – Students in grades K5-12 are invited to join First Stage for a free Academy acting class on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center located at 325 W. Walnut Street, Milwaukee. Classes will take place at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m. and will last 30 minutes. Classes will be divided by age level and will offer students a chance to experience the excitement of a First Stage Academy class including Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation, and Storytelling.

After class, students will present the skills they learned, followed by and a brief Q&A session led by First Stage Teaching Artists. New families can receive a 20% discount for First Stage’s popular Summer Academy classes during the event. Onsite registration will be available.

WHAT:            First Stage’s Free Class Day
First Stage presents an afternoon of FREE Academy Acting Classes

WHEN:            Sunday, February 25, 2018
30-minute classes will begin at 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.

WHERE:           Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 W. Walnut, Milwaukee

WHY:               Learn more about First Stage Theater Academy, and how students in grades K5-12 can develop “life skills through stage skills” while learning Acting, Musical Theater, Improvisation and more.

WHAT ELSE?   Students are asked to arrive 5-10 minutes prior to desired class time, and wear clothing and shoes that allow for comfort and movement.

COST:              This is a FREE event but reservations are recommended. Visit to RSVP online or contact the Academy office at (414) 267-2970 or by email at

About First Stage
First Stage is one of the nation’s leading theaters for young people and families. First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain. Its Theater Academy, the nation’s largest high-impact theater training program for young people, fosters life skills through stage skills and serves over 2,100 students each year. As Wisconsin’s leader in arts-integrated education in schools, First Stage’s dynamic Theater in Education programs promote literacy, character building, and experiential learning throughout the curriculum, serving over 20,000 students each year. First Stage was selected to participate in the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (2012), and was the recipient of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Eureka Award, recognizing creativity and innovation in business, education, and the arts for its Next Steps program for students with autism (2013, 2015). First Stage is a member of TYA/USA, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Theatre Wisconsin, Milwaukee Arts Partners, and is a cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

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