Theatre Thursday

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!

Family Friday

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

Family Friday

Marching into March

Well... we got our Snow Day... two of them. It wasn't very much snow, but it was icy and by the time the roads would have cleared, it wouldn't have been worth having school. Thus, we didn't have school on Monday and we didn't have school on Wednesday. I relish a good snow day because… Continue reading Marching into March

Family Friday

Wrapping up February

Most of February has been consumed with rehearsals for Fiddler on the Roof. I worked extra hard to get all my tech pieces together because McKay's baby could come any minute and I needed the show to able to move on whether I was there calling the shots or not. I really like how the… Continue reading Wrapping up February

Theatre Thursday

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

Theatre Thursday

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

Family Friday

Hard to Believe October is Nearly Over

Wow!  What busy, fun, and stressful week! We will start with class.  I love helping with the classes at school in World Theatre class we started the unit on telling stories through dances from around the world.  It will take the next few weeks.  We are learning Polynesian dances currently.  You can read more about… Continue reading Hard to Believe October is Nearly Over

Theatre Thursday

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

Family Friday

Survived the Third Week of October

It's been a good week.  The week started with a work day... and night.  We started the process of painting rocks... lots and lots of rocks.  We also painted the trim.  Joy and Julie finished the backdrop and moved on to helping get the rocks done.  Jeff and I added finishing touches, like flowers, wall… Continue reading Survived the Third Week of October

Theatre Thursday

Building a Taverna for Mamma Mia

For the last 6 weeks I have been working on the set for Mamma Mia at Central high School.  It has been a huge project. It all started this past summer when my husband, daughter and co-worker went to see Mamma Mia at Broadway Rose in Portland.  My co-work turned to me and said, "I… Continue reading Building a Taverna for Mamma Mia