Named for local Broadway star Tom Wopat, the Tommy Awards encourage, recognize, and honor excellence in high school musical theater. Educators, industry professionals, and theater experts review productions at more than 60 high schools, provide valuable feedback and advice, and honor schools and individuals’ achievements with category-based awards. Schools and individuals receive awards at a … More Homestead High School Tommy Award Nominations
Saturday February 7th performance, 2015. To get your own copy, please go to the Vimeo sight and download the full file. Or just send the link to all your friends and family!
Walking down to the teacher mailbox room today, I expected to get college letters from theaters, a couple magazines and maybe a couple scripts I order, what I found instead was an amazing hand written letter from an individual not associated with our community at all. Congratulations Cast and Crew of “The Mikado.” As you read … More Well deserved Praise…
Inaugural 2011 Class Clare McCain (Homestead High School) Clare McCain has built a resume of wonderful shows that she has brought to the State Theatre Festival, many of which have been of Critic’s Choice quality. She always competed very hard at the State level, and the 12 Critic’s Choice, 33 Acting, 10 Directing, and 7 … More Wisconsin High School Theatre Hall of Fame
Gilbert and Sullivan is true kitchy music: some love it, some don’t. It is also, without doubt, a litmus test for any company of players, requiring ferocious energy, lightning delivery and perfect comic timing as Gilbert’s busy libretto spins swiftly across Sullivan’s catchy tunes. So, it’s not always to everyone’s taste, and it can be … More Another opening, Another Show with Homestead High School “Mikado”
She’s standing on a podium, with an enameled wand cocked between her fingers and sweat dampening the small of her back. Ranks of young musicians eye her skeptically. She’s raises her arm in the oppressive silence and lets it drop. Miraculously, Sullivan’s overture to The Mikado explodes in front of her, recognizable and violently thrilling, and the one that made this music possible … More Our Maestra!!
Back when VHS tapes were a thing and siblings fought over what movie to pop in the VRC, my sister and I always agreed on one movie, the film version of The Pirates of Penzance. Our mother never understood our obsession with the music and lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas, especially at such a … More The Mikado: Directors Note