As many of you know I, Amelia Figg-Franzoi, or as most of you call me “Mom,” am neck deep in grad-school. Some of you know that for the past month I’ve been very excited about research findings and ideas I have for the Spring Play this year and also ideas for our Spring Play next … More Plans for next year…
Written By: Emily Eckhardt (’15) So, when Ms. Figg-Franzoi asked me if I could so kindly write her a blog post about a month ago, I replied yes, not thinking that I would be typing it up a month after I had finished hand writing it. So, here it is. This somewhat short segment of writing … More I have these Costume Rooms
Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true artist ought to live. Cage, in turn, inspired generations of artists and composers both through his work – which incorporated elements of chance into his music – and … More 10 Rules for Students and Teachers
1. Always show up, on time – the curtain will open without you. 2. Pay attention, stay present to instructions and correction. Self-discipline is the key to growth and success in theatre. 3. Learn to take correction without being resentful. 4. Work to discover several creative solutions to your theatre-making and reflective essay writing assignments … More Lessons Learned in Theatre that Serve any Student well almost Anywhere
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 “The Mikado” wins big for Tommy Awards
Costume crew is not just a bunch of girls sitting around sewing and gossiping. It’s a group of dedicated people who choose to spend hours on end frantically fixing buttons so an actor can make their cue, running around to facilitate quick changes, and, well… sitting around sewing and gossiping. Hi. I’m Jenna, if we … More Why I do it.
Arabian Nights, adapted by Dominic Cooke, playing at the James Barr Auditorium in Mequon WI. 5000 W. Mequon Rd, 53092 May 1 and 2 @ 7:30pm May 3 @ 2pm Students $7 Adults $8 Or Donate a children’s book and get $1 off your ticket!!! The play opens in ancient Persia, where King Shahrayar (William … More Arabian Nights: Colorful Storytelling
The magical stories of Shahrazad’s 1,001 Arabian Nights come to life with the simple combination of a storyteller’s hypnotic voice, a richly colored backdrop and some extraordinarily dexterous performances in the James Barr Auditorium at Homestead High School. Adapter Dominic Cooke selects just four stories, ranging from the familiar Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves to the more … More Magical ‘Nights’ spins tales richly told