Since 1987, First Stage has grown to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. First Stage touches hearts and transforms lives through professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain, serving well over 100,000 parents, grandparents, educators, and children each season. Committed to new play development, First Stage has presented nearly 50 world premieres in its history and has collaborated with renowned artists including Harry Connick Jr. and Stephen Schwartz, and award-winning authors Lois Lowry and Cornelia Funke.
2016–17 Family Series
Join us for our 30th anniversary season of Theater You Never Outgrow! This season presents five World Premiere plays as well as other works developed by First Stage throughout our history. Learn more
Welcome to Bronzeville
Everyone expects Michael Jr. (who prefers to be called Mike) to be a deacon like his father. But is this who is he truly meant to be? The local talent show, a famous visitor, and the wisdom and guidance of a community seeking to lift up their young people, help Mike find the path to the man he will become. Learn more
Official First Stage Website
Family Series performances of First Stage are at the Marcus Center's Todd Wehr Theater. If you’re not finding what you’re looking for please visit First Stage’s site at: FirstStage.org
Performance NotesFirst Stage does not cancel or reschedule performances, or offer refunds, due to inclement weather, nor do we make adjustments for missed performances. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. While we welcome children ages three and older and their families into our theater, we recommend that children under age three do not attend our performances. Please keep this in mind when making your ticket purchase.
Administrative & Ticket Office
325 W. Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Contact First Stage
Ticket Office: 414.267.2961