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…
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
Dominic Cooke’s adaptation of these magical tales was first seen in London at the Young Vic in 1998. Based on One Thousand and One Nights, a collection of folk tales from the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, Arabian Nights is rich with suspense, romance and hilarity – stories irresistible for all ages, At its heart is … More Arabian Night’s Review
Students $7 Adults $8 Or Donate a children’s book and get $1 off your ticket!!! The HHS Seniors of the AVID program are collecting children’s books for the Books for Kids at Next Door foundation. The organization needs the following books: – Infant/toddler board books – Preschool picture/read to me type books (Dr. Suess, Eric … More HHS 2015 Spring Play!
This year has be a year of firsts for the HHS theatre department and it’s quite exciting. This past fall I didn’t design the set for our two fall shows. For the past 4 years I come to the first rehearsal with a set design, I spend hours at home editing music and sound effects … More Student Designers
The original, authentic text of the Arabian Nights (aka Alf Layla wa-Layla, or the Tales of a Thousand and One Nights, or just the Nights) is a mythical beast. There are far more than a thousand and one nights, for the thirty-four-and-a-half stories in the fourteenth or fifteenth century “core” body of the Nights were … More The magic of the Arabian Nights
Full of mischief, valor, ribaldry, and romance, Arabian Nights has enthralled readers for centuries. These are the tales that saved the life of Shahrazad, whose husband, the king, executed each of his wives after a single night of marriage. Beginning an enchanting story each evening, Shahrazad always withheld the ending: A thousand and one nights … More Arabian Nights: Revisioned