Better bloggers than I have praised the triumph and bemoaned the heartbreak of being a theatre major. While getting my BFA has certainly had its perks, many of my most valuable skills came from the six years I spent in junior high and high school as part of a youth acting troupe. Whether in a … More Six Wicked Cool Skills I Got From Being a Theatre Kid
You know all the stories from the various tears and holes, but can’t for the life of you figure out if that stain is food, paint or blood.
Ever since I joined Theatre, I’ve been fascinated with the backstage areas of theatres – to me, it’s where the real magic happens. It’s where ordinary people become that which is other than themselves. It’s where humans become beasties, and shop assistants become princesses. It’s where through the application of make-up, a person transforms. I’ve … More Backstage
I had an epiphany the other night. Many classic musicals have a not-so-hidden subtext about gender roles and power. Consider the three most popular shows by Rodgers & Hammerstein: “The King and I”: Lower-status woman falls for a higher-status wealthy older man. “The Sound of Music”: Lower-status woman falls for a higher-status wealthy older man. … More Where the devil are my slippers?
This February, Homestead High School presents the musical “Carousel.” This Rogers and Hammerstein classic was voted best 20th century musical by Time Magazine. But in order for this musical to happen, we need your help! We have Carousel horses to paint, but no ideas! So, send us your completed colored horse and you could win … More Design a Carousel Horse!
So, I thought it time to write about our new thing during rehearsals for the musical… Weight Room training! I hope I don’t jinx it! It all started last Thursday when I was working with my Carnival Dancers. I tried to teach them two very hard lifts, that we decided we all could do if … More Weight Room time: Carousel