VIDEO: Message from State Superintendent Tony Evers The arts are an essential part of a comprehensive education, helping students become happier, more confident, and more engaged in school. State Superintendent Tony Evers promotes the importance of arts education for local communities in a one-minute video message released today. Intermingled with his own words are excerpts … More The Power of Arts Education
Nothing in theatre has any meaning before or after. Meaning is now. -Peter Brook Thank you all for your hard work on this show. You are inspiring and your love notes to each other make me smile. There are two magical things about theatre and both are about how much you yourself choose to put … More Note to “Fiddler”
Homestead High School is doing something different with our production of Fiddler on the Roof. The change came around in December when Kristen Houge, our music Director, and I sat down with the cast to talk about raising money for children refugees in the world. The cast had expressed how they wanted to use the musical … More The Children in “Fiddler”
The sorry state of the world gives us new reason to appreciate the depth of feeling so powerfully, so ingeniously embedded in “Fiddler on the Roof,” the much-loved and much-revived 1964 musical comedy that has returned to Homestead High School at a time when its story of the gradual disintegration of a family, and a community, … More “Fiddler on the Roof” Review
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”?
As I watch the students of Homestead High School this year I am struck by their lateness: to school, to class, to rehearsals, to meetings, the list goes on. Being late is unacceptable. While that sounds harsh, it’s the truth and something that should be said more often. I don’t care if you’re attending a … More Early Is On Time; On Time Is Late; Late Is Unacceptable
We are looking for one Stage Manager for The Tempest! The role of the stage manager is especially important to the director in rehearsals. Here the director and the stage manager work side by side, with the stage manager recording the director’s decisions about blocking and notes for the actors, keeping track of logistical and … More Stage Manager Needed for “The Tempest”