I’m thrilled to announce my new Pop and Musical Theatre VOICE GYM.. a new audition book in five sessions with VIDEOTAPE of two songs to be used for ONLINE audition submissions!

Thursday evenings: July 29th- to August 25th – 7- 10 PM
To register: Email bobgarrett5@gmail.com. Space is limited...

I am so excited to be teaching and judging the singing competition  at the 53rd National Conference of the National Association of Teachers of Singing in Chicago, July 8-10th.  I am looking forward to connecting with over 1,000 of my colleagues. There is still time to join me if you have not made you plans yet. http://www.nats.org/Chicago_2016_-_Program.html

I’ll also be meeting the legendary Renee Fleming who is teaching a master class that weekend.

The other added bonus is seeing the pre broadway premiere of SPONGEBOB the MUSIC AL and Patti Lupone in WARPAINT. It promises to be an unforgettable weekend. !

It’s incredibly  thrilling to know those I’ve coached, who have become my friends as well, are all winning major awards:

Brie Larson – winning an Oscar for ROOM, Jessica Lange winning a Tony for LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT,  Ali Porter winning the VOICE and the composer/lyricists I coached, Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray,  on How To Write A Broadway Musical on THE COLOR PURPLE, won a TONY for Best Revival of  A Musical.

It’s so personally rewarding to watch  people you love and believe in being so  beautifully recognized by their peers and fans.

Bravo to you all!

 

STANDING O AT “SING!” READING & NEW VOICE GYM!

The very first reading  of our musical “SING”, after only a day and half rehearsal  period, was a tremendous smash!  Thanks to  Steve Binder for backing us and  my partner Franne Golde for her support and composing gifts.  Also great thanks to our awesome musical director Todd Schroeder, our inimitable cast and composers:  Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray. Richard Kerr, Ari Hest, Marsha Malamet, Lindsey Ray, Cameron James Brier et al.  Onward now to a workshop with real time to revise.

I’m also thrilled to announce my new Pop and Musical Theatre VOICE GYM.. a new audition book in five weeks with videotape of two songs to be used for audition submissions!

Thursday evenings : May 5 – June 9th..   7-10 P.M.                                            To register: Email bobgarrett5@gmail.com.  Space is limited…

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A reading of our new musical SING! will be held at Gibson Showroom in Beverly Hills this Thursday afternoon!  France Golde and I along with  Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell, Ari Hest, Richard Kerr, Steve Dorf et al wrote the score, and I have written the book. Steve Binder is producing. Couldn’t be more excited!    More news to follow! Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 11.25.27 AM

I’m thrilled to be back at Gibson Guitar Showroom in Beverly Hills on April 14th at 2 P. M.    “SING!” will finally get its long awaited debut and we have an extraordinary cast.  Details to follow.

Also beginning a new VOICE GYM in L.A. in April, dates to be announced shortly.

Due to scheduling Ive had to move the start of my new L.A. Voice Gym to Wednesday, February 17th… which runs through March 16th.  Five new songs work on for a new audition book in five sessions.  Song choices to be sent a week before each session.  It’s a great group!  With two slots open.

I’m also thrilled to announce our new musical, “SING”, will have it’s first reading in Los Angeles, March 31st.  I’ve written the book and a m partnering on this project with legendary television  and record producer, Steve Binder and Grammy winning composer Franne Golde.  Among the additional composers are Brenda Russell, Stephen Bray, Richard Kerr, Ari Hest, Steve Dorff and Marsha Malamet.  Cast and venue to be announced. And it’s an original musical!   More news about this project very soon.

NEW 2016 WORKSHOPS & CONGRATS TO BRIE LARSON!

I’m thrilled to announce:

THE VOICE GYM – WEDNESDAYS FEBRUARY 10TH – MARCH 9TH.. .7-10 P.M.

A new audition book in five weeks!  One song  a week worked on emotionally and  technically and presentationally.. with guest agents and Broadway creators.

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MUSCIAL THEATRE WORKSHOP and SHOWCASE – Mondays – February 8th- March 14th – 7-10 P.M

From Audition thru Opening Night… Showcase includes scenes into songs with  Industry Guests.

To Enroll please contact me art 818 506 5526

For More Info please visit Bobgarrett.net.

Also GREAT Congrats to my student BRIE LARSON for her Best Actress Golden Globe and Critic’s Choice Awards.. Next up the OSCARS!

More updates on other events coming soon. .Thanks everybody for visiting and reading… All best.

 

 

Happy New Year everyone!  I am thrilled to begin this Sweet ’16 and wish you all best!

Updates are very exciting as we begin the New Year:  I have just completed the book and co-written the lyrics for a new Broadway bound musical, “SING!”.   I have partnered on this project with legendary songwriter Franne Golde (100 million records sold worldwide with cuts from Diana Ross to Whitney Houston et al),  from an idea by legendary  producer Steve Binder.  Our composers, in addition to Franne and I are… Brenda Russell and Stephen Bray (The Color Purple currently on Broadway), Marsha Malamet (Streisand cuts et al), Columbia Records artist Ari Hest, Richard Kerr  ( “I Know I’ll Never Love This Way Again” ) Nashville’s Lindsey Rey, Broadway’s Ilene Kristen, and Cameron James Brier (Universal Music Group).  An L.A. workshop will be held in March with an out of town tryout to follow prior to a Broadway run next season.

On January 7th, I will announce the  dates fort new L.A and NYC Workshops and the dates for weekend intensives all over the country to follow by month’s end.  The new nationwide workshops will be entitled “SONG and DANCE” with multiple vocal coaches and choreographers from both coasts will appear with special Broadway guests from casting directors to Broadway creators throughout 2016.

Lastly, I couldn’t be more excited about the live television Broadway  production of “GREASE” starring my long time student and friend, Vanessa Hudgens.   Having performed the show on Broadway as Teen Angel  for two years, this production brings me full circle.  Stay tuned!

My  NYC Musical Theatre Workshop and VOICE GYM is around the corner and it promises to be an amazing event!  The dates are Tuesday, November 10th and Thursday Nov 12th.

In two sessions, all participants will have a new audition book and we will cover many other issues including risk taking with your new audition material and how your material reflects how you are castable and how all your decisions are to be made based on your image and essence.

My guests for these sessions are Broadway director, LEIGH SILVERMAN (‘VIOLET”), Broadway Musical Director, TIM WEIL (“RENT”) , Actress, Author and Producer, SONIA MANZANO  (Sesame Street’s Maria) and now added …ON YOUR FEET Choreographer, MARIA TORRES.

You can register at Stagedoorconnections.com  and limited spaces  are available.

I will send ahead new song selections based on your resume and photo.  And, accompanist will be provided.

This is a perfect time to update and refresh your book and meet the best of Broadway creators who will advise what compels them to cast actors for their past and current projects.  Hope to see you!