Check out what's waiting in the wings for FALL 2016!
For students in Middle School and High School:
"Centre Stage " is First Act's Performance Academy for youth entering grades 6 - 12. This Acting Academy offers advanced Acting Technique & Technical Theatre Workshops as well as performance/production opportunities.
For students in grades 1-8:
Our "Stage Right" programs meet for 2 hours after school once a week, offering 10 weeks of fun and learning, finishing with a fully costumed production!
First Act is excited to announce the addition of a fifth location for our Stage Right programs! Many thanks go to Blessed Sacrament School for appreciating the value of performing arts opportunities for children and allowing us to use their beautiful space!
Registration for all five Stage Right locations is closed as all programs are now underway. Our next trimester will begin with new shows beginning in February 2017! Please check back soon for more information!
First Act Children's Theatre, LLC offers programs year-round, with focus on the process of learning the art of theatre rather than just the final product. We provide instruction on acting, choreography, and vocals as well as the technical aspects of theatre by having students assist with development and creation of sets and props.
First Act Children's Theatre, LLC is dedicated to encouraging the discovery and development of creativity, imagination, self-esteem, and leadership through the process of theatre.
At First Act Children's Theatre, LLC we have been offering outstanding children's theatre to youth, ages 4 to 18, in the Madison area since 1998. Our camps and classes emphasize the process of theatre, with performance as the outcome-- not the goal! Our focus is on the positive development of imagination and self-esteem for each student.
Our Casting Policy:
First Act programs engage students in technical, design and performance experiences in all of our classes and camps. We focus on the process of theatre rather than the product and encourage students to approach all roles with enthusiasm and integrity to the craft of Theatre, emphasizing that all parts are essential to a production. All enrolled students will receive a role with a minimum of one line and/or two songs (in the case of musicals), and will be onstage for a minimum of two scenes, regardless of age, experience or ability. All students receive an educational audition preparation workshop as well as an individual and a group audition time. Students of staff members are treated in the same manner as any other student with the same opportunities in casting and participation in the camps. Staff members receive complimentary tuition for their children as a portion of their compensation for their time and efforts in our classes and camps. All returning students are given an equal amount of opportunity in both leading and supporting roles, offering them ongoing experience in all levels of performance. High School students accepted into our Apprentice program may also receive roles in the production.