First Stage - The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Dear First Stage Family,

If you had tickets to remaining 2019/20 season performances, there is good news!

  •     If you had tickets to THE LEGEND OF ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, never fear! Our epic warriors will be ready to rock again in our 2020/21 season. Our box office will be in touch soon with specific ticket options.

  •     Audiences with tickets to THE AMAZING LEMONADE GIRL (formerly ALEX AND THE AMAZING LEMONADE STAND) which was to run April 24 – May 17, this touching and inspiring world premiere will be part of our upcoming season. Look for more details from our box office.

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First Stage - The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors

You've played the game.  Now read the legend of the three great warriors who started it all...

Long ago there lived three fierce warriors. From the Kingdom of Backyard came Rock, from the Empire of Mom’s Home Office came Paper, and from a messy village in the Junk Drawer Realm came Scissors.

They were the strongest, smartest, and fastest in all the land. Though they searched far and wide for worthy opponents, no one could beat them…until they met each other and a musical battle royale began to see who would come out on top!

Suggested for families with young people ages 4 - 10+.


By Drew Daywalt
Illustrated by Adam Rex
Book and Lyrics by John Maclay, Music and Lyrics Eric Nordin
World premiere co-commission with Oregon Children's Theatre

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This show's performances are over.


Todd Wehr Theater
123 E. State St
Milwaukee, WI 53202


1 hour 30 minutes
15 minutes intermission

RESIDENTS Pay What You Can Children
Family Fun Kids Show
Family Friendly
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