Audition Cuts & More with Rick Lewis — ONLINE!
Saturday, April 18 from 3:30-5:30pm
Stay connected and inspired while social distancing! Join the NATS Cascade Chapter and founder/Artistic Director of Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre, Rick Lewis, for a virtual workshop on Audition Cuts (& more!).
Discussion topics to include:
- Audition Cuts: discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of YOUR cuts! (send your audition cuts in advance as PDFs to vakare∂vakarevoice.com no later than Wednesday, April 15)
- What teachers NEED to know when working with MT singers in Portland.
- Audition book for the professional Musical Theatre Singer
- Appropriate audition material for college BFA MT programs
About Rick Lewis:
RICK LEWIS is the founder/Artistic Director of Bridgetown Conservatory of Musical Theatre, which provides professional training to middle and high school musical theater performers. Rick most recently received the Broadway World Award for outstanding musical direction for his work on Fun Home at Portland Center Stage. He is a seven-time Drammy winner for his work in the Portland area. He is the creator/writer/arranger of the hit Off-Broadway musicals The Taffetas, its all-male sequel The Cardigans, and Have a Nice Day! – the 70’s Musical Flashback. Other NYC credits include: casting pianist for Sondheim and Lapine’s original production of Sunday in the Park with George (pre-Broadway workshop); Cy Coleman’s The Life (Assistant Conductor, Vocal Director (pre-Broadway workshop); Assistant Music Director for Off-Broadway’s Charlotte Sweet, Music Director/Conductor for Anything Goes (Equity Library Theatre), Music Director/Arranger for London Days/New York Nights. Rick has written and/or arranged original music for Disney Family Live Entertainment, MGM/UA Home Video, the Democratic National Convention, American Hawaii Cruises, Macy*s Thanksgiving Day Parade, American West Steamboat Company, American Hawaii Cruises and American Classic Voyages. Rick has served as music director/pianist for Brooks Ashmanskis, Susan Egan, Jody Benson, Michael Maguire, Debbie Gravitte and Scott Bakula, among others. Rick developed the Cinnamon Bear Cruise, a holiday staple aboard the Portland Spirit. Rick coaches privately in his Portland studio.
University of Portland
March 20-23, 2021
Find information from the National NATS website about Student Audition Requirements HERE