Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
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First Stage

First Stage
First Stage

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.

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First Stage 2015-2016 Season

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

Mockingbird presented by First Stage


Caitlin sees the world in black and white. Colors are messy, and recess is chaotic. As an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum, Caitlin used to rely on her older brother to help make sense of a world that doesn’t fit her definitions, but now that he’s gone, she’s all on her own. Learn more

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Performance Notes

First 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
Administration: 414.267.2929

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