I am so excited to share that my new web series, Pardo's Turn, is officially live on its own YouTube Channel! With each episode, I will analyze a great song from the musical theatre canon from a music director's point of view. I'll approach questions like, "what does the melody reveal about the character," or "how does the music support the lyric at this moment?" I'll talk about the significance of a song's harmonization, meter, or rhythmic motives, and hopefully I'll do it all in a way that's enjoyable, approachable, and informative. Then, I'll get someone cool to sing and discuss it with me. I was so honored to have the incredible Chuck Cooper, Tony Award-Winner for The Life, and recently seen in MTC's "Prince of Broadway" as my inaugural guest. We had a great time discussing Ol' Man River from the landmark musical Show Boat, and even had a laugh or two. I filmed episode #2 with the brilliant Nancy Anderson yesterday, and have exciting guests waiting in the wings for future episodes, like as James Snyder, Ellen Harvey, and F. Michael Haynie. SQUEE!!!
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