In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, First Stage is asking you to consider making gift from our 25-item Wish List! Won't you consider being an elf, reindeer or even Santa himself and give a gift this holiday season to help First Stage continue to transform lives through theater? To make a donation from the Wish List, choose any item listed below then, CLICK HERE to make your gift online. Remember to write the Wish List item in the NOTES SECTION of your order, or call Nancy in the Development office at (414) 267-2938 to make your gift by phone.
Can't decide on a gift? Simply make a donation in ANY AMOUNT to the First Stage Annual Campaign and your gift will go where it's needed most!
Happy Holidays from all of us at First Stage!
First Stage Elf (gifts range from $50-$200)
- Healthy Snack for 100 Wednesday Theater Academy Students - $50
- Deluxe Rhythm Band Sets for the Theater Academy - $130
- 12' Parachute for the Theater Academy - $50
- 2 wooden shoe stretcher Kitwomen's for the Costume Shop - $50
- Portable Digital Voice Recorder for our Theater in Education Department - $50
- Transportation for a Theater Academy student to/from First Stage for one month - $50
- Flip Camera for our Theater in Education Department - $200
First Stage Reindeer (gifts range from $300 - $600)
- New camera lens - $600
- Books for a classroom participating in the Early Literacy Program - $250
- Tuition for one 3rd grade student to attend First Stage Theater Academy's Spring Break Program - $250*
- Sponsor a Bully Ban Workshop for a middle school classroom - $300*
- First Aid Supplies for Summer Academy - $300
Sponsor a classroom in the Partnership Program - $450*
- Bernina sewing machine for the Costume Shop - $500
- Tuition for two 6th grade students to attend First Stage Theater Academy's Spring Break Program - $500*
- Tuition for one high school student to participate in Young Company, First Stage's pre-professional theater training program - $600*
First Stage Santa (gifts start at $1,000)
- Women's size 10 hanging dress form for the Costume Shop - $1,000
- Sponsor a classroom to participate in the Early Literacy Program - $1,000*
- New Risers for the First Steps Series at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center - $16,000
- Printers for the administrative office - $1,500
- Tuition for one high school student to attend First Stage Theater Academy's two week overnight camp at Carthage College - $1,595*
- Stitcher for 4 week build of a show - $1,760
- Special Events Host/Hostess at the Todd Wehr Theater for a season - $3,500
- Sponsor a 2012-13 Main Stage Production - $5,000 - $25,000
Making a gift of an item indicated with a star (*) goes directly towards First Stage's Community Partnership Program. This program made it possible for 5,000 students to have First Stage experiences last year. With a total program budget of over $900,000, over 90% of the Community Partnership Program is funded by grants and private contributions.