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
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
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
Lois Ehlert has been a hugely successful author of children's books. Her life
path seems well constructed: she got a degree in English and psychology from
UW-Madison before going on to get an art degree
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
Considering the diversity of theater offerings, it's surprising that certain genres don't get more play on local stages. Science fiction may have its place on the big screen, but it's rarely explored in Milwaukee theater. Last year, Vince Figueroa...
Ken Williams and Jennifer Adams host an event geared at kids entering 5th through 8th grade.
By Russ Bickerstaff
Children's far for middle school kids can be kind of difficult to manage. Skew the material too young or too old and it will be intolerably boring for your audience. Leave it to First Stage to handle it well. The children's theatre program has attracted some of the best talent in town over the years. This month, two directors from the group will present a free presentation in Oconomowoc. To...