Who are you? What year are you? What are your interests? Hello, my name is Sierra/ Oscar-Edgar (my tentacle name) and I’m a senior performing in my very last musical! My hobbies include watching Parks and Rec, The Office, bringing sally down, and creating a million and seven Pinterest boards full of different shows I … More Meet the Artist: Sierra Mackiewicz
There’s a famous story about a conversation that the writing team had during the creation of Fiddler on the Roof. The director, the great Jerome Robbins, was not completely happy with how the show was evolving. He asked the writers, Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock, a simple question: “What is this show about?” … More Why “Fiddler on the Roof”?
Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just this is your first musical, these things apply to you. Sight reading, dancing, endless hours of rehearsing, unbreakable bonds with the other people in your ensemble… Such is the life of a musical theatre kid. 1. Sight reading is literally the most stressful thing in the world. Do, re, … More 25 Things All kids in a Musical Ensemble know to be true
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 Homestead High School Tommy Award Nominations
Saturday February 7th performance, 2015. To get your own copy, please go to the Vimeo sight and download the full file. Or just send the link to all your friends and family!
“At a recent performance of “Next to Normal,” the Broadway musical at the Booth Theater on West 45th Street, Alice Ripley, who won a Tony for her portrayal of Diana, a suburban mother with bipolar disorder, was reaching to answer a cordless telephone when she knocked it off the stage. Fourth wall broken, Ms. Ripley … More The joy of Live Theatre
According to Kander and Ebb, life is a cabaret. But with Rodgers and Hammerstein, it’s a lot closer to a carousel: life goes round and round and round, but where it stops… nobody truly knows. We do know one thing, though: musical theater hasn’t been the same since. Their classic Carousel was the closest Richard … More Homestead High School’s ‘Carousel’ – How We Love This Musical, and Why
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!!!
When we talk about “the American Musical”, we associate this type of genre with a product that shows certain specifications. Classical musicals usually are comedies that are mainly concerned with entertaining the audience through spectacular musical numbers and intense love stories, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, Peter Pan, Brigadoon. This is not the case with Rodgers … More What’s the Use of Wondering if He’s Good or if he’s Bad?
So I read the article you posted on your page “To Sing the Unbearable Song,” and it got me thinking. I hope you don’t mind but I’d like to respond to it. Now, as much as I do love musicals, I must admit that I understood where this guy was coming from. After all, I … More Meg Huskin’s response to Richard Nilsen on Musicals