Class Length: 4 Weeks
Time/Dates: 7-8:30pm, Thursday nights, 6/6-6/27
Pre-Requisites: At least one level of improv training, or 1-2 years equivalent performance experience. Experience acting and singing in musicals also welcome.
If you've ever watched Wayne Brady make up a song on the spot on "Whose Line is it Anyway?", caught TBD: the Improvised Musical on a Friday night Up Front at Shadowbox Live or even just catch yourself singing little ditties for your dog on the daily, then Foundations of the Improvised Musical is the course for you.
In this four week foundational class, participants will learn
+Basic song structure and how songs are built
+How to improvise melodies, create rhymes and build strong choruses in the moment
+How to leverage emotion in your music to create a strong point of view
+The basics of group numbers
+The basics of on-the-spot harmonization
This is a four week workshop, starting Thursday, June 6 and running for four consecutive Thursday evenings from 7-9:30.
The workshop is fun, immersive and interactive...and the best part is, just about ANYONE can do this class! That's right, you don't have to consider yourself a singer to enjoy and learn the material! Improvised music rewards those with the guts to try...even if you don't have a lot of musical or improvisational experience.
That said, some improv experience (at least level one classes with Hashtag Comedy, The Nest, Jeff Gage or Mark Hale, or equivalent stage experience) and familiarity with music and/or musicals will help you in this class. If you do not have equivalent improv experience, but have theater, acting or singing experience, this class may still be right for you. Please message to learn more!
Spots are limited for this class, so sign up soon!
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Sarah J Storer brings over 15 years of improv experience to the classroom. She originally studied with Cinublue Productions, and received further instruction from the legendary Chris Lane and MCTD's Jeff Gage. She is the Director of Education for Hashtag Comedy, and created TBD: the Improvised Musical in 2015 and Ladies Who Lounge in 2019. She earned a diploma in piano performance in high school, and is a singer and songwriter with three original one-woman shows that debuted in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Sarah's goal in teaching is to help students discover "lightbulb moments" and gain confidence on stage through understanding and embracing their unique voice.