As seen at the National NATS Conference in Boston in 2014, Sheri Sanders, will join the Chicago Chapter of NATS offering expertise to teachers and students on how to "Rock the Audition" and prepare for and get cast in rock musicals! Advance registration to participate or audit is required!
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New York-based actress, teacher, and author Sheri Sanders tours worldwide to teach teachers, students, and aspiring actors how to choose, cut, arrange, research, and vocally style 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
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 the workshop of and Regina Spektor's Beauty, 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 is changing the face of auditioning for musical theater on the stage and screen with her workshops and her book, “Rock the Audition: How to Prepare For and Get Cast in Rock Musicals." Sheri teaches her masterclass at venues nationwide; frequents LA, Chicago and Boston to serve their Musical Theatre communities; holds a 4-week Rock The Audition Master Class in NYC, and is the world’s ONLY Rock Music Repertoire Coach. Sheri has officially been invested in by Broadway Producers Hunter Arnold and Ken Davenport, to create ROCK THE PERFORMANCE, placing several facets of her technique online for a global reach.
Check Sheri out at www.rock-the-audition.com.
Saturday, October 10th
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Auditorium Building, Ganz Hall, 7th Floor
430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Sunday, October 11th
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Northeastern Illinois University
Fine Arts Center, Room 144
3701 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60659
Parking Lot F
Participation Fees (two-day pass):
Please note: If you are registering as a participant, you must bring two, 16-21 bar cuts from the following eras - Motown Era (50's-60's), 70's Folk/Rock (late 60's-mid 70's), Disco, 80's Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock (ballad), Contemporary Pop/Hip Hip (songs such as "Bang, Bang" and "Shake it Off" with rap are encouraged), Faeries (for example - Regina Spektor, Rufus Wainwright), or Country/Bluegrass/Americana. Please avoid the following songs: “Alone” by Heart, “Somebody to Love” by Queen, “Make You Feel My Love” Adele, “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler, “Holding Out for a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler, “Open Arms” by Journey, “Tell Him” by the Exciters, “I’m with You” by Avril Lavigne, “Son of a Preacherman” by Dusty Springfield, “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore, “Heartbreaker” by Pat Benatar, “River Deep Mountain High” by Tina Turner, “Natural Woman” by Aretha Franklin, “Since I Don’t Have You” by the Skyliners, "I can't make you love me" by Bonnie Raitt, “Where the Boys Are” by Connie Francis, “You Oughta Know” Alanis Morissette, “I Don’t Wanna Be” by Gavin DeGraw, “Stay With Me” or “ Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith, “Gravity” by Sara Bareilles, “King Of Anything” Sara Bareillis. You will be asked to list your repertoire on the Participant Registration Form.