“Absolutely the finest Cosi fan Tutte that we have EVER had the pleasure to see. It was perfectly cast with absolutely magnificent voices. The stage direction was without peer; the very creative stage design was worth the entire price of admission; Pasquale’s orchestra sounded like a 100 piece ensemble.”
“The young performers I have worked with at First Stage, who seem to have all gone through some Academy experience, are amongst the most disciplined and conscientious actors I have worked with in 40 years making my living as an actor. I think a good actor is a good human being so it follows that ‘life skills through stage skills’ is working very well.”
“I’m very excited about the All City People’s Parade and I’m hoping we continue to work on it because I think it’s very, very good for the city. I enthusiastically endorse the All-City People’s Parade and Pageant for its efforts to celebrate Milwaukee’s civic identity, creativity and unity. I encourage all Milwaukeeans to partake in this public celebration of the arts and I wish you continued success in all future endeavors.”
“Every child benefits in so many ways. I see magic happen not only in my son, but in other children I know who are gifted in the performing arts and who are struggling academically or with family issues. The continued funding of First Stage Theater Academy is critical to these children.”
"For the past 3 years, Danceworks has been our go-to place for School Day Off Creative Arts Camps. My daughter, now almost 7, loves the teachers, enjoys the full day of activity and is always eager to return for the next fun-packed day. I am grateful to have such a consistent, nurturing and fun environment for my daughter."