Theatre Thursday

Tradition! Lessons Learned Working on Fiddler on the Roof

A highlight in the 2018-19 school year was working on Fiddler on the Roof. This show is a dream show for my co-worker, Jeff. The trick is, you need a Tevye. And we had a Tevye! Due to concert season (elementary schools and the Christmas season) rehearsals began in the cafeteria. The set/prop builds started… Continue reading Tradition! Lessons Learned Working on Fiddler on the Roof

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World Theatre and Student Written One Acts

The first semester of the 2018-2019 school year, I helped my friend Jeff with another opportunity in teaching kids about theatre through the medium of world theatre. Throughout the semester we used Indonesian Shadow puppets, dances from around the world, and a Latin American fairy tale to inspire new students in a beginning acting class.… Continue reading World Theatre and Student Written One Acts

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More Catch up – Family Fun in September

Okay... I have a little more time today to catch things up. So here is the September report. I know. You are in shock. As the summer ended we attended the last summer concert at the river front park. It was a Micheal Jackson Tribute concert. The guy was pretty good, even if the people… Continue reading More Catch up – Family Fun in September

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Finishing off May at the Boyacks

It's been a crazy month. So busy. I just don't find myself home long enough to blog. There have been so many events of the past couple of week to catch up on. First, Lilli and I opened and closed the production of Schoolhouse Rock Jr Live. This was a production class project. In this… Continue reading Finishing off May at the Boyacks

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Learning Moments

Spring is here and so is our spring schedule. It's busy. Everyday is a new activity. There is never a dull moment. We are always learning. The little people at home are keeping us busy... mostly cleaning up after and rescuing Holland. He climbs everything. Kimber and Ray tried to block the ladder to Freya's… Continue reading Learning Moments

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Restoring Joy Through Mamma Mia!

I figure it is about time I blogged about the shows I've worked on this year. I will start with the life lessons learned from our first show in the season, Mamma Mia. First, if you want to check out how we created a beautiful Greek island on our little school theatre stage, check out… Continue reading Restoring Joy Through Mamma Mia!

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Wrapping up the Week by Wrapping up the Play

Well... this week we wrapped up the production of Fiddler on the Roof. Lilli was a trouper. Not only did she perform on stage, she helped me with multiple old age makeup recipients while I got 12-15 young men into fake beards. I am grateful she is a willing helper. AND that she is skilled… Continue reading Wrapping up the Week by Wrapping up the Play

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Devising Creativity – Creating from Scratch in High School Theatre

I have decided today to make a Theatre Thursday post. It's been awhile. Sometimes I don't have a ton to say. Sometimes I am not home where all my pictures are to make a post about one of the shows I have been working on (today is a good example of this problem, but I… Continue reading Devising Creativity – Creating from Scratch in High School Theatre

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Worth the Risk

This week we have held auditions for our next big show at school.  Each student put their best foot forward.  What I appreciated most is this... each student was willing to go outside their comfort zone.  Some students were willing to go further than others.  These students were a surprise... a good surprise. This is… Continue reading Worth the Risk

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Exploring World Theatre with the Poi Ball

This semester I am helping at the high school again in the World Theatre class.  We have completed the unit on Indonesian shadow puppet were the students created puppets and a scripted based on creations stories from around the world. This past week we started the unit on telling stories through dance from around the… Continue reading Exploring World Theatre with the Poi Ball