5 Oct 2019 - 12:00
“Build Your Own Cabaret Show” with Gilmore Rizzo
Life is definitely a Cabaret. Some of best cabaret artists are the greatest storytellers. Through song lyric and information a dynamic act can mesmerize and charm an audience. Create and build your own cabaret act.
This 6-week workshop is for the professional and non-professional entertainers. Good for young singers who have a dream of showcasing their talents through acting and song. Or the older “Seasoned Pro” who wants to get back on the boards locally. It is also for those older singers who have always had the big dream being on stage in their own act, but life, work, family, and other paths took them on a different journey. This workshop is good for you — the enthusiastic performers age 18-80. Tell a famous biographical story. Or create a tribute to your favorite singer, write or composer. Or shift into high gear and create a cabaret show that is deeply personal about your life.
Performers will focus on stage presence, curing performance anxiety, perfect microphone technique, emphasize the right song choices, help to construct their own tightly woven mini Cabaret act, create comfortable performance patter, and on the 6th workshop date the singers get to perform their “mini Cabaret acts” onstage in front of a live audience.
Class meets Saturdays from Noon-2:00 pm for 6 weeks
Dates: Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 and 9
About the Instructor:
Gilmore Rizzo is a theatre workshop professor for 30 years. Teaching to actors from age 5 to age 87. He was the 2017 -2018 TEACHER OF THE YEAR for theatrical Arts in the Tools4Tomorrow program here in the Coachella Valley. He is an award winning musical theatre and cabaret performer. Two time Best Male Cabaret Artist Broadway World Award Nominee. On television Gilmore was seen as Tony for 8 1/2 years recurring on the EMMY Award winning series Murphy Brown. Guest appearances on Roseanne, Matlock, Step By Step, Ellen, The Finelli Boys, Murder She Wrote, Living In Captivity. Also a freelance television producer for HGTV, A&E, SOAPnet, E!, The Discovery Channel, and Bravo. On stage he was seen playing James Skimmer in Walt Disney’s El Capitan Theater original production of PAZZAZZ!, co-starring JoAnne Worley & Adam Wylie, and has toured the west coast withf his own cabaret shows “That’s Amore! An American Italian Songbook” and The BubbleGum’s Anonymous hit “Chew On This!”.
To sign up for classes, please call the Box Office at 760-296-2966
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