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A light-fingered thief seems to have made off with a young girl’s painting in the world premiere of First Stage’s musical, Nate the Great. Read 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 ... Read more

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There are several plays and musicals to choose from in the coming weeks: Robin Hood (First Stage), The Metromaniacs (Windfall Theatre), A Month in the Country (UWM Kenilworth Five-O-Eight), Broadway’s Next H!t Musical (SMPAC), Escanaba in L... Read more

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As Halloween approaches, First Stage children’s theater is already handing out tricks and treats with its funny, scary and delightful production of Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium. Read more

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First Stage presents Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium, Oct. 14-Nov. 13. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

First Stage Theatre Academy’s John Maclay is tackling R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps with a production of Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium. Off the Cuff interviews Maclay, who discusses the show and the process of writing for chil... Read more

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This month, First Stage debuts a very satisfying musical based on the children’s book Ella Enchanted. Read more

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First Stage theater company transforms Mercer Mayer’s popular Little Critter books into a musical. Read more

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First Stage Children’s Theater’s John Maclay weighs in on the key to a successful children’s production. Read more

Off the Cuff

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First Stage stages a clever adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl featuring young actors from its Theater Academy. Read more

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Keeping with the company’s mission of embracing and celebrating the individual, First Stage is mounting Y York’s adaptation of Jerry Spinelli’s novel Stargirl. This moving story explores the beauties and challenges of being the new kid at s... Read more

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No doubt about it, Nancy Drew was a gal ahead of her time. The famed teen detective of the 1930s sparked the imaginations of millions of young girls who longed to experience Nancy’s Read more

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Nancy Drew, the brilliant teen detective of fiction series fame, will solve her next great mystery at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. Co-written by First Stage’s Artistic Director Jeff Frank and Associate Artistic Director/Young Comp... Read more

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For a little guy, Anatole the mouse has some pretty big ideas. How he manages to make life better for everyone around him is one of the themes in First Stage’s new musical, Anatole Read more

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  Neil Haven’s work has been an interesting and uneven mix. From the heartwarming holiday show Who Killed Santa? to a cleverly-constructed comedy about an agoraphobic elevator operator, Haven’s work has an enjoyable energy about it. My wi.. Read more

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As my own fatherhood looms in the very near future, I’m beginning to become acquainted with the various responsibilities of being a parent. You want to give your kids opportunities without forcing them into any particular role. You want to give .. Read more

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For all the attention its gotten lately, bullying has been around for a very, very long time. The recent string of suicides has brought attention to a problem that has been so common for so long that most people simply think of it as being a nat.. Read more

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The Milwaukee Brewers kick off a three-game series at home against the Colorado Rockies tonight at 7:05 p.m. Expect plenty of heated discussion among fans about the relative merits of Miller versus Coors.,Today in Milwaukee Read more

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Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has the admirable, Kurt Cobain-like trait of tirelessly endorsing music he loves, and he’s saved some of his highest praise for Milwaukee’s Collections of Colonies of Bees, which he’s called his favorite ba Read more

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After a three-game home series earlier this week that saw the Milwaukee Brewers taking down the Pittsburgh Pirates like Barack Obama took down those real pirates a couple weeks back—sorry, we’re running out of analogies—the Milwaukee Bre Read more

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