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07.11.2014 | 52 days ago | Posted at 01:25 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
First Stage’s summer Company Classes in Milwaukee and Oconomowoc are ending their four-week run. This classes broaden performance skills and deepen knowledge of theatre for kids in grades 9 through 12. This weekend both classes culminate in a couple of different performances at a couple of different locations.In Oconomowoc, the classes were working Sarah Ruhl’s modern re-telling of the myth of...
Friday, May 9, 2014

First Stage’s spirited rendition of the teen detective

 No doubt about it, Nancy Drew was a gal ahead of her time. The famed teen detective of the 1930s sparked the imaginations of millions of young girls who longed to experience Nancy’s
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013
 It has often been said that one can have too much of a good thing. Nonetheless, people continue to go overboard with excess and the world ends up in the kind of trouble in which we currently find it. Variety can be very
Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
First Stage creates an interesting historical contrast in Jonathan Gillard Daly's To The Promised Land. The story of life in Milwaukee for an African-American girl named Ruth during the civil rights movement fluidly alternates with the story of young Golda Meir as she grows up in Milwaukee earlier
Friday, Jan. 18, 2013

First Stage presents ‘Lois Ehlert’s Mole Hill Stories’

 The gentle, colorful fables of famed children’s author Lois Ehlert come to life in the world premiere of Mole Hill Stories, produced by First Stage in collaboration with Milwaukee’s Danceworks. The show is part of First Stage’s
Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012

Rudolph Returns to First Stage

 The holidays are a great time to take children to the theater. The general wonder of the season
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012

Schauer Arts & Activities Center hosts theater, dance and more

Large cities naturally serve as a destination for the arts. Theaters, galleries, music and art classes can be found easily in Milwaukee or Chicago. But don’t count out smaller towns, like Hartford, Wis. Hartford, 40 minutes

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