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Pop Shop with Farah Alvin
Between juke box musicals and the prevalence of contemporary pop scores on Broadway, your audition book is incomplete without a handful of pop songs. Farah Alvin has made a career of translating top forty songs into theater pieces, from her Drama Desk nominated turn in Off-Broadway’s the Marvelous Wonderettes to the hits of the Bee Gees and Burt Bacharach on Broadway. She will teach you how to select pop and rock material that translates well to a musical theater setting, how to build an arc into a pop song and how to play to your strengths in this genre, even if you’re not a natural pop singer. The class will cover useful pop rock material from the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s, contemporary choices, and the difference between “theater rock” and “real rock” and when to know the difference.
*Participants will work with tracks.