Rock Opera Workshop with Michael Lutton and Miles Lindahl
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Get ready to rock!
The Rock Opera is a 25-minute narrative musical, completely sung through.
In this workshop, taught by two veterans of New York’s musical improv scene, you will learn how to make bold choices and commit to heightened emotion in the style of Jesus Christ Superstar, Next to Normal, Hedwig, and other Broadway musicals.
This form requires laser-focused scenework, clear character choices, good listening, teamwork, and total commitment from the entire ensemble. These are important skills for any improviser, musical or otherwise!
The end result is a musical that is high-energy, exciting, funny, and fun for both the performers and the audience. Musical improv experience is recommended. No formal vocal training necessary.
Michael Lutton has been teaching improv since 2011.
Michael currently teaches at the Magnet Theater in New York, covering Level 1, Level 4: Monoscene, Musical Improv Level 1 and Musical Improv Level 3. In addition to his teaching duties, Michael is the Director of the Musical Improv Program at the Magnet.
He began improvising in 2006, and was lucky to train with teachers such as Armando Diaz, Rachel Hamilton, James Eason, and Tara Copeland. Some of his credits include The Spidey Project and the Crimetown Podcast.
He has travelled the U.S, performing in festivals and has taught workshops in Boston and Washington, DC. He has also taught several corporate and team-building workshops. He’s very excited to be guest-instructing in the UK!
A Bristol Improv Soc alum, Miles Lindahl is an improviser and frequent accompanist for musical improv teams in New York City.
Since 2013, he has spent nearly every Tuesday behind a drum kit at the Magnet Theater next to Musical Director Frank Spitznagel, who helped him hone his improvisational piano playing. Miles has since provided accompaniment for Baby Wants Candy, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky, various Magnet, PIT, and indie teams, and served as Musical Director for PopUp Musicals at the Queens Secret Improv Club (QSIC).
He currently performs with the Musical Megawatt house team “Pyros” at the Magnet Theater, where he also co-teaches Musical Improv Levels 1 and 2.