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!
It’s that time of year again: the school musical season. And here is a group you need to know about!!! The pit orchestra!! That obscure group of shiny-metal-wood-and-reed-toting people! But be warned, although the pit will be the most magical, supercalifragilistic thing you’ll ever see, it’s also a dangerous place with dangerous people in it. … More Join Pit!
“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!