I have been mulling over what to write for the past week, this post marks our 100th post. So it seems fitting that the 100th post be a year in review. Just a little under a year ago Homestead Theatre started this blog and I’m surprised it’s lasted this long… yes there were a lot … More The Year in Review
So, today is the day, the last day before we open, the last rehearsal to get it right. But as of last night, they all have it right! “Treasure Island” is fabulous! So full of energy! The cast and crew found their energy and stayed focused throughout the whole show, it was wonderful. Everyone was … More Last Day before opening!
It’s Tech week, or as some people call tech weeks “Hell Week.” Most of HHS’s tech weeks aren’t that bad, so the name doesn’t fit. Today we shall see what still needs improvement and what we have perfected. Last Friday I saw for the first time “Treasure Island” come to life on stage. It’s so … More Treasure Island
Here’s a snippet of the first rehearsal we had for our songs in Treasure Island. Sailors in the 18th century used song to help their work along and keep the rhythm. These songs were called Shanties. Shanties had antecedents in the working chants of British and other national maritime traditions. They were notably influenced by … More Haul on the Bowlin’
The thought of performing Treasure Island came about a year ago. I had posed a question to my students about what plays they wanted to do the following season. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe won by a land slide, then Robin Hood second, and Treasure Island third. My roommates one night discovered the … More Treasure Island Process
This past Sunday, 19 cast members of Treasure Island spent the day at the Discovery World Museum. They have a recreation of the schooner The Challenger, thus we went to discovered what it would be like on a ship. While is was a smaller scale then the origional 6 person ship, the cast got a … More Sunday Museum