First Stage

First Stage at the Marcus Center In Milwaukee

First Stage

Dear First Stage Family,

If you had tickets to remaining 2019/20 season performances, there is good news!

  •     If you had tickets to THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, never fear! Our epic warriors will be ready to rock again in our 2020/21 season. Our box office will be in touch soon with specific ticket options.

  •     Audiences with tickets to THE AMAZING LEMONADE GIRL (formerly ALEX AND THE AMAZING LEMONADE STAND) which was to run April 24 – May 17, this touching and inspiring world premiere will be part of our upcoming season. Look for more details from our box office.


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All events that were scheduled between now and April 26th, 2020 have been canceled or postponed to a later date.

In accordance with statewide guidance regarding the COVID-19 virus the Marcus Center will be closed to the public through April 26th, 2020, including all Box Office walk-up windows, administrative offices, and the Morning Glory Gallery. We will continue to monitor the situation and extend the closure as needed.

All patrons holding tickets to Marcus Center events will be contacted directly via email regarding the status of any event that is being cancelled or postponed.

Additionally, The Marcus Center is working closely with our resident partners as they also announce cancellations or postponement of events scheduled to be at the Marcus Center in the near future.  All patrons with questions or concerns around Milwaukee Symphony, First Stage, Milwaukee Ballet or Florentine Opera events should contact the organization directly.

We appreciate the leadership of our public officials and will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves to ensure the health and well-being of our audience, staff, cast and crew before anything else.  

We look forward to welcoming patrons back into a clean and safe gathering space for our community to enjoy the shared experience of seeing stories unfold live on stage. Thank you for your patience and your continued support.


We are navigating an unprecedented situation in real time, and ask for your patience.  Please reach out the the Marcus Center Box Office via email:



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, 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
  • Dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community

Buying Tickets

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.

Tickets to First Stage shows can be purchased from the First Stage Website:

Contact First Stage

First Stage Administrative & Ticket Office
325 W. Walnut St
Milwaukee, WI 53212

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