So, December has started and with three weeks of “The Mikado” rehearsals under our belt, the cast, crews and pit get ready for a much needed break. We still have a long way to go with music, acting and making the set and costumes, but what we have started is great. Junior, Mari Duckler describes … More Mikado Rehearsals
1. Why theatre? Well, why not theatre? It’s an amazing part of my life. In fact, I really can’t imagine my life without it. It’s the best way to make friends, set personal goals, and find yourself. 2. My character is the Queen of Hearts. She is really…somethin’. I have basically made her into the … More Meet the Artist: Maggie Collins
The Homestead High School Theatre Department is creating a World Premiere! That’s right! A never before seen production of Alice in Wonderland. The 38 cast members, 20 crew members and 14 costume girls are all working on a Devised Physical Theatre piece that will tell their own version of Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and Alice … More Alice: A Devised Theatre Project
I have loved Sarah Ruhl’s play Eurydice ever since I read it in under-grad. It has been a dream of mine to direct it, but since I am a High School Theatre teacher and the cast size is 7, it has always just sat on my shelf waiting. Whenever any student asks about plays to … More The Power of Memory to Triumph Over Death
After months of building, mounting and painting, the Carousel is almost ready!!! Here is the first rehearsal with the pit orchestra and the carousel. It’s can only get better!!!
Wayne after first rehearsal with the carousel
Glorious songs, a postcard New England seaside setting and a spiritually uplifting story of love and redemption have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Homestead High School will stage the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece Feb 6-9 at the James Barr Auditorium. While the songs of Carousel — including “If I Loved … More Coming Soon!
This is our WHSFA One Act competition piece for this year, a 40 minute absurdist physical theatre piece which took home 6 awards at the State Competition this November including Directing, Ensemble Acting, Crew, two Individual acting awards (Alex Gieske and Joe Schwalb) and the highest honor, Critics Choice Award.
Why this theme for the season? Why not? Theatre has been used for centuries to bring to light to social issues, to protest, to uplift and to teach. At Homestead, we feel that we should use theatre to shed light on some social issues that seem to fall through the cracks. We are not here … More Theatre For Social Justice: The Hobbit