My name is Andrew Lococo and I am participating in the ensemble for the 2015 musical, The Mikado. Starting out in musical theatre in middle school, I found this production to be a new challenge to embrace. The beauty of musical theatre is the ability to weave every form of the arts into one final masterpiece. … More Meet the Artist: Andrew Lococo
For the past month the cast has rehearsed in our Black Box Theatre with the outline of the set taped down for us. While this is very typical for professional theatre companies, we at HHS traditionally are spoiled and get to work on stage as the set is built around us. For the Musical, it … More First Rehearsal with the Set
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
For the past 140 years or so, Gilbert and Sullivan have pervasively influenced popular culture in the English-speaking world. Lines and quotations from the Gilbert and Sullivan operas have become part of the English language, such as “short, sharp shock“, and “let the punishment fit the crime.” The Savoy operas heavily influenced the course of … More Cultural influence of Gilbert and Sullivan
What’s a teenager to do when his parent insists he marry an older woman? (Particularly if she looks like a cross between Cruella Deville and Maleficent.) Add to this that his parent’s word is law because their the Ruler of the land, and also into heavy discipline. For example, the Ruler of the Land has passed some pretty stiff laws to … More The Mikado Synopsis
Homestead High School is embarking on the challenging journey of producing Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado, a famous operetta from 1885. It has been our goal to bring a diverse and well rounded historical overview of Musical Theatre history through the productions of the musicals. Our seniors this year will have graduated with musical knowledge of … More Is “The Mikado” Racist?
What’s a teenager to do when his old man insists he marry an older woman? (Particularly if she’s got a face that would stop a bullet train.) Add to this that father’s word is law because he’s the Emperor of Japan, that he’s politically quite a bit to the right of (well. . . you … More The Mikado: Synopsis
And it’s started! One of our students started writing lyrics for “I’ve got a Little List” in our musical “The Mikado.” This song traditionally pokes fun at current events, so we are thinking about having a bit of fun making fun of our lovable Homestead High School. Here’s what one student has written! “As someday … More I’ve got a little list