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Pop/Rock Performance Class “Final Project Artistic Share”

May 18, 2020
Pop/Rock Performance, advanced theatre course taught by adjunct instructor and alumna MaryAnne Piccolo ’05 with Music Director Elliot Roth, is celebrating its fifth year this spring in a very different way.

In previous years the class has culminated in a high energy concert, complete with a full band and performed at a renowned New York City live music venue. Past partner venues have included The Cutting Room, The Bowery Electric, Duane Park, and The Bitter End.

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the limitations of not being able to produce a final performance in person, students were asked create their own solo shows in the style of a classic tribute production that one might see touring at a regional theatre or headlining on a cruise ship.

 

Each student created a full set list and script, along with lighting and multimedia designs. They also developed a social media marketing sizzle commercial and recorded a full-length song from the show to be presented.

 

On May 21 at 7:30pm, the class’s Final Project Artistic Share will be broadcast to the community, as viewers can tune in to get a glimpse of the incredible projects the students devised under such challenging circumstances. Video editing and live streaming technology is provided by Rob Buchwald, RBVG Productions Inc.

 

Watch below on the Thursday: