Topic: What it means to be a female entrepreneur in a male dominated entertainment business
Rock musicals are DOMINATING Broadway. Where rock musicals were once written by Musical Theatre composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown and Jonathan Larsen, they are now being written by AUTHENTIC pop recording artists.
Cyndi Lauper wrote Kinky Boots. Sheryl Crow wrote Diner. Regina Spektor wrote Beauty, Tori Amos' The Light Princess is up and running in London, Sting wrote The Last Ship. The musicals Motown and Beautiful are following in the footsteps of jukebox musicals such as Priscilla, Rock of Ages, and Jersey Boys, using authentic Motown and 70s folk/rock music.
Actress, teacher, and author Sheri Sanders has toured worldwide to teach teachers, students, and aspiring actors how to choose, cut, arrange, research, vocally style, and popular music to successfully audition for rock musicals.
Sanders' performance techniques have brought her students not only to the Broadway stage, touring companies, and regional productions of Deaf Wests' Spring Awakening, Motown, Waitress, Diner, Natasha Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, Kinky Boots, The Last Ship, Here Lies Love at the Public, Bring It On, Jersey Boys, Spiderman, Memphis, Rock of Ages, Sister Act, Mamma Mia, American Idiot, Wicked, Rent, Hairspray, Legally Blonde and Beauty (to name a few), but also to television shows: The Voice, X Factor, American Idol, and The Glee Project.
As the only coach to bridge the gap between popular music and theatre, Sanders' book, Rock the Audition: How to Prepare For and Get Cast in Rock Musicals (Hal Leonard Books), and her workshops are changing the face of auditioning for musical theatre on the stage and screen.
Sheri teaches and has taught her masterclass at Pace University, Penn State, Syracuse University, Ithaca College, Millikin University, Rider College, ART, OKCU, OU, Wagner College, Circle In The Square, The Conservatory at Papermill Playhouse, Belmont U, Danish Academy of Musical Theatre, San Diego State University, University of Alabama, Jersey City University, Boston Conservatory, Emerson, Berkley School Of Music, Boston University, Boston College, Walnut Hill, Columbia College, North Central College, Roosevelt, Porchlight Theatre Company, Texas Christian University, New York Film Academy, with Actors Connection, Capes Coaching, University of Kentucky, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Steinhardt, Elmhurst, Texas State, Camp Broadway, The Broadway Workshop, Showchoir Camps of America, MTEA, NYSTA, SATC's, and NATS Boston, Chicago, and PA!
Sheri frequents LA, and Chicago and Boston to serve their Musical Theatre communities, holds a 4-week Rock The Audition Master Class here in NYC, and is the worlds ONLY Rock Music Repertoire Coach.
Sheri has officially been invested in by Broadway Producers Hunter Arnold and Artech LLC, taking her entire training on-line with an 8-week live rock class, cut and arranged sheet music, and instructional videos. Visit Rock The Performance.
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