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 “The Mikado” wins big for Tommy Awards
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!
Gilbert and Sullivan is true kitchy music: some love it, some don’t. It is also, without doubt, a litmus test for any company of players, requiring ferocious energy, lightning delivery and perfect comic timing as Gilbert’s busy libretto spins swiftly across Sullivan’s catchy tunes. So, it’s not always to everyone’s taste, and it can be … More Another opening, Another Show with Homestead High School “Mikado”
She’s standing on a podium, with an enameled wand cocked between her fingers and sweat dampening the small of her back. Ranks of young musicians eye her skeptically. She’s raises her arm in the oppressive silence and lets it drop. Miraculously, Sullivan’s overture to The Mikado explodes in front of her, recognizable and violently thrilling, and the one that made this music possible … More Our Maestra!!
Back when VHS tapes were a thing and siblings fought over what movie to pop in the VRC, my sister and I always agreed on one movie, the film version of The Pirates of Penzance. Our mother never understood our obsession with the music and lyrics of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operas, especially at such a … More The Mikado: Directors Note
As the orchestra walks out into the auditorium, the audience breaks into a soft applause. The musicians take their seats and warm up. After several minutes, the conductor walks into the hall and takes the podium. Both the orchestra and the audience quiet to a mere hush. With a quick flick of the conductor’s baton, … More Q: Why was the musician arrested? A: They were in treble
“It’s the greatest thing to hit opera since the long-playing record. The Wall Street Journal, July 6, 1984. “The Canadians have created something that makes opera understandable and accessible to many who love the music but can’t understand the words. It’s called SURTITLES.” The New York Times, September 23, 1983. Supertitles or Surtitles are dialogue … More Supertitles!
“Places, please. Places, please for the top of Act One.” Every theatre performance starts the same way- the script secretary calling the actors to the stage. Like a ship without a rudder, no production can function without stage management. The Homestead Theatre Department is very fortunate to have one of the best in the business, Lonnae Hickman. Armed with nothing … More All Hail the Stage Management!
This weeks rehearsal on stage and in the orchestra room with strings!