When Homestead High School theatre Director Amelia Figg-Franzoi was asked “Why Robin Hood?” she smiled lightly and spoke, “I know, crazy right? It’s a show all about men. Or at least traditionally. Last year I fell in love with a version of Robin Hood called The Heart of Robin Hood, but I knew I could never do … More Robin Hood Review!
I don’t know if you follow any of the other social media that revolves around Homestead Theatre, but I have been obsessing over the Scenic Design of Robin Hood. As much as Stage Crew and Tech Theatre disliked stapling 10 volumes of old Medieval Dictionaries and out of Date Encyclopedias, the set looks magical. Last night … More What is Original?
“We are coming along in the rehearsal process having nearly the whole play blocked. With less than a month to prepare, an exciting yet alarming feeling fills the cast and crew.” -Andrew Lococo (’16)
It’s been three weeks of school and two weeks of rehearsals. As of today the whole play is blocked and ready for cleaning. We are still figuring out fight sequences, which is intense… there is a fight ever other scene. Our fight director, Chris Elst has his job cut out for him as he works with … More The Merry Rehearsals of Robin Hood
This is Ms. Figg-Franzoi during rehearsal. All the time.
Auditions. The single worst word of the English language to any actor. The competitive fuss, the little mistake that you hope and pray the director didn’t see, and the hopeful nerve-wracking feeling of standing out. This is the very nature of most auditions, typically. But, why should they be like this? Why is there a … More Auditions By: Andrew Lococo (’16)
In the Digital Age, much of what adults once considered commonplace has vanished from the experience of youth—telephones with dials with numbers on them, cassette tapes that record music, and clocks with arms that spin around seem as quaint to many middle and high school students today as steam locomotives and biplanes seemed to their … More The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood