(10/18/2019) - First Stage begins its 2019/20 main stage season with ON THE WINGS OF A MARIPOSA, a lyrical, bilingual play written by Playwright-in-Residence Alvaro Saar Rios. This world premiere production is adapted from the book Ghost Wings by popular Milwaukee author Barbara Joosse, features original music and lyrics by Dinorah Márquez and is a collaboration with Latino Arts Strings Program and United Community Center.Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's THE NICETIES by BWW News Desk - Milwaukee, WI
(9/19/2019) - Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents 2 Pianos 4 Hands, a comedic music duel featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel and Jerry Lee Lewis and more in the recently renovated Stackner Cabaret, September 6 - November 3, 2019. Check out photos and clips from the production below!Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS by BWW News Desk - Milwaukee, WI
(8/27/2019) - Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents West Side Story, the iconic American musical from Broadway visionariesJerome Robbins, Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, in the Quadracci Powerhouse, September 17 – October 27, 2019.Photo Flash: First Look at TINKER BELL at First Stage by BWW News Desk - Milwaukee, WI
(4/28/2019) - First Stage concludes its 2018/19 mainstage season with a sparkling new adaptation of TINKER BELL, written by playwright Patrick Flynn and based on the works of Sir J.M. Barrie. This family-friendly adventure brings to the stage characters audiences know and love - Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys and Captain Hook - but told all from the unique perspective of the feisty fairy, Tinker Bell. With over a dozen different puppets, original music and even some potent fairy dust, Milwaukee families will get to experience theater magic at its best. The world of Neverland will come to life in the Todd Wehr Theater like it has never been seen before! Audience members young and old won't want to miss taking this fantastic voyage in TINKER BELL.Photo Flash: First Stage Presents BIG RIVER: THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN by BWW News Desk - Milwaukee, WI
(3/15/2019) - Adapted for family audiences from the Tony Award- winning Broadway musical, BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn tells the story of Huck and his friend Jim, a slave, as they travel along the mighty Mississippi River. Huck tries to help Jim escape to freedom and reunite with his family. Their shared journey of discovery proves humorous, suspenseful and heartwarming. Mark Twain's timeless classic comes alive on stage at First Stage in this coming-of-age musical which features live bluegrass music with fiddles, guitar, harmonica, piano and more.Photo Flash: Milwaukee Repertory Theater Presents American Premiere of THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE by BWW News Desk - Milwaukee, WI
(1/25/2019) - Acclaimed as "lively" and "lyrical" by The Washington Post and written by award-winning author/playwright Jacqueline Woodson, LOCOMOTION chronicles the thoughtful, creative, 11-year-old Lonnie Collins Motion, who discovers a passion for poetry as a way to express his feelings as he navigates life following his parents' death and his placement in the foster care system. Weaving together Lonnie's past and present, humor flows through the play's eccentric and witty characters poignantly revealing his journey of hope from tragedy to a brighter future.