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Milwaukee’s performing arts groups greet the season with an array of holiday-themed shows as Christmas approaches. more

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First Stage artistic director Jeff Frank discusses the organization’s new projects and its production of the Tony Award-winning musical Matilda in January-February. more

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Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. more

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First Stage brings the work of popular children’s author Eric Carle to life with Jonathan Rockefeller’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show. more

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The first offering in First Stage’s new “First Steps Series” is The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show—a stage adaptation of one of the most popular children’s books ever. more

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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

News Features

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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

Performing Arts Weekly

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

Performing Arts Weekly

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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