First Stage
Press Release

LeRoy Butler gives extended talkback following 3:30 p.m. performance of First Stage’s CRASH on Sunday, March 30.

The former Packer of Lambeau Leap fame will share his personal story and experiences overcoming bullying.

By - Mar 26th, 2014 04:53 pm

WHAT:            CRASH talkback with LeRoy Butler

Former Green Bay Packer player LeRoy Butler will share his personal experience with bullying in a talkback immediately following the 3:30 p.m. performance of First Stage’s CRASH.  (LeRoy will take the stage at approximately 5:00 p.m.) LeRoy will touch on his Butler vs. Bullying campaign and field questions from the audience.  Copies of his book, The LeRoy Butler Story…from Wheelchair to Lambeau Leap will be available for purchase. ($5 from the sale of each book will be donated back to First Stage)  LeRoy will be on hand to autograph his book and meet First Stage patrons following the talkback in the Todd Wehr Theater Lobby.


Todd Wehr Theater/Lobby, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee


Sunday, March 30 immediately following the 3:30 p.m. performance of CRASH. CRASH runs through April 13, 2014.


This event is FREE with tickets to CRASH at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 30. Tickets start at $14.
Tickets may be purchased at or through the Marcus Center box office at (414) 273-7206 or at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee.
Groups of 10 or more call (414) 267-2964 for a group rate.

This event was made possible in part by Steelwind Industries.


Crash Coogan seems to have it all—good grades, athleticism, popular friends.  But what he can’t seem to get is the attention of his preoccupied father and the new girl in town, Jane. Despite being the target of Crash’s bullying, Penn Webb, his unconventional neighbor, enjoys a happy life with a pet turtle, strong family support, and even Jane’s friendship. Things suddenly change for Crash when his grandfather suffers a stroke, and he realizes that finishing first isn’t the most important thing. For everyone ages 8 and up.

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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