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Each participant should prepare one short/cut song, no longer than 3 minutes. The material does not matter—can be anything including golden age, Sondheim, contemporary, pop/rock, opera, spoken word, etc.

About Song Interpretation

Bobby Conte Thornton is a New York-based actor and singer who made his Broadway debut originating the role of Calogero in ‘A Bronx Tale’, directed by Robert De Niro and Jerry Zaks. He returned to Broadway this spring singing “Another Hundred People” as P.J. in Marianne Elliott’s gender-bent revival of ‘Company’.

In this class, you’ll learn how to bring your fullest self to your work as an actor. To root everything do you in your scene partner, or ‘other’. To find the balance between educated, text-driven preparation and spontaneous, in-the-moment inspiration. To be as honest as possible in a seemingly impossible structure — randomly bursting out into song. If storytelling is clear and selfless, the audience will engage. No matter the material (golden age, Sondheim, contemporary, pop/rock, opera, spoken word, etc.) Each participant should prepare one short/cut song, no longer than 3 minutes. Q&A at the end of each class.

Come in with ideas, and be ready to fail. It’s a joyous necessity. Let’s get to work.

This is a virtual class conducted over Zoom. Purchasers will receive the Zoom link in their purchase confirmation email.

Run Time

1.5-hour group class

Start Date

Age

Recommended for high school age and up

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