COD Hosts Song Interpretation Workshop with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
Broadway, television, and film superstar, Betty Buckley will lead a Song Interpretation Workshop in Palm Desert in December 2012. Hosted by College of the Desert, the workshop will be an intensive four-day experience in which Ms. Buckley will share her unique method of telling a story through song, creating an emotional connection to the lyrics, and making those words come alive for an audience.
Anyone who has ever heard Betty Buckley sing can attest to the fact that she possesses one of the finest, and perhaps most unique, instruments in musical theatre. She has a voice capable of piercing the soul both with its razor-edged belt and ethereal upper register.
The workshop begins on Monday, Dec. 3 and continues daily through Thursday, Dec. 6, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The workshop is open to the public; full participation is limited to ten people for $625. Other interested people may register as auditors for $400. (Auditors attend each session but do not present their work to the rest of the class.) Registered College of the Desert students (music and musical-theater majors) will have the opportunity to audition for up to five scholarships to participate.
This activity is made possible by the Carol Meier Memorial Visiting Artists Fund and the College of the Desert Foundation. For further information, contact the School of Arts & Sciences at College of the Desert, 760.773.2574.
Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut in the musical 1776, playing Martha Jefferson. She was in the original New York cast of Cats for which she won a Tony Award, and has had roles in such musicals as Song and Dance, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Triumph of Love (Tony nomination) and Sunset Boulevard (in London and New York). Her film and television work includes roles in the ABC Family Network series Pretty Little Liars, Eight is Enough, Brian DePalma’s Carrie, Woody Allen’s Another Woman and Roman Polanski’s Frantic. Buckley is an accomplished concert and recording artist, performing regularly at such venues as Feinstein’s. She was on OZ for HBO for three seasons. Buckley has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. She currently lives in Texas where she raises and trains cutting horses. For more on Buckley see http://bettybuckley.com.
Buckley will also be performing a concert on Dec. 8, 2012, at the Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum. For tickets, contact the Annenberg Box Office at 760.325.4490.