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First Stage Children’s Theatre presents a vibrant stage adaptation of Megan McDonald’s popular children’s books. more

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The Shepherd Express’ Performing Arts Week highlights live theater, dance and music performances in and around the city of Milwaukee. This week, we look at productions of Judy Moody & Stink, Celebration and Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, as ... more

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Much like the mind of a high-energy teenager—seven to be exact—the play is bursting all over with all of sorts of ideas—and therein lies the biggest challenge. more

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First Stage will present the world premiere of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s Antarctica, WI, a play that follows seven teenagers living in an unnamed but Milwaukee-like city, and attempts to capture the universal challenges of being young. more

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UPAF begins its 51st-annual fund-raising campaign at a time when public education and public funding for the arts are in greater jeopardy than ever before. more

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In under two hours, The Wiz contains most of the key scenes of the 1978 film. more

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This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by First Stage’s “Theatre for Young Audiences” take on the 1974 Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz. more

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The students will receive a free “Academy” acting class at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center. more

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A toy rabbit goes on an adventure during the Great Depression in First Stage’s adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. more

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First Stage’s A Charlie Brown Christmas has everything you could want in a kid-themed special: The whole Peanuts gang is here—Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and, of course, Snoopy. It runs through Dec. 31 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. more

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The Shepherd Express presents its Holiday Arts Guide 2017, a compilation of holiday-themed music and theater performances for the season. more

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“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you!” sing a pair of children to their favorite car, and that’s likely to be the audience’s impression. more

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In this week's spotlight at First Stage’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Notes from the Field: Community Perspectives at Miller High Life Theatre with actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith; and more. more

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First Stage Young Company renders a well-balanced stage adaptation of George Orwell’s classic political allegory, Animal Farm. more

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The horses wear cowboy hats and ponytails. The pigs wear pigtails armbands. The dogs wear dog tags and dog collars. Everyone’s in white. There’s a sense of innocence that’s going to be corrupted by exploitation. It’s remarkable how such a vivid at.. more

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First Stage’s Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! Is a 90-minute show that is a fun and helpful glimpse into some of the situations real kids will find themselves in as they mature, whether Junie, herself is around or not. more

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Kindergarten is a strange and bewildering time of life filled with inexpressible drama and intense joy. First Stage brings the reality of kindergarten to the stage with strikingly jubilant clarity in Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook. Based on the chi.. more

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THEATER ‘Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook!’ Playwright Allison Gregory adapted Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! from a popular book series by Barbara Park. Gregory recently reflected on her work,Performing Arts Weekly more

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The ‘Mockingbird’ Lands First Stage and Autism Society riff on Harper Lee By John Jahn  Dutch American author Kathryn Erskine won 2010’s National Book Award for Yo,Performing Arts Weekly more

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Robin Hood and his band of merry men and women get in plenty of laughs along with the requisite swashbuckling, bravery and heroism in First Stage’s world premiere, and while the good guys do battle with the bad guys in this production, the ... more

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