BWW TV: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS Premiere Countdown- Breaking Down Smokie Norful
BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. New shows are coming in November, but until then, we countdown our 5 favorite episodes.
In the below installment, Natalie breaks down riffs with old friend Nathan Gardner.
BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS features YouTube Sensation, Natalie Weiss, "breaking down" her favorite riffs for singers of all skill levels. From Beyoncé to Smokie Norful, Natalie fearlessly and systematically tackles complicated riffs with her quirky sense of humor and positive attitude, making even the most impossible sounding riffs approachable, fun, and easy to learn. The show's motto: With a little practice and determination, ANYONE CAN RIFF! #BDTR" The series is co-produced, shot and edited by Ben Gunderson.
Natalie recently completed a 2 1/2 year run performing multiple ensemble roles on the Les Mis 25th anniversary tour. In 2010, she made her Broadway debut understudying the Menonettes in Everyday Rapture, starring Sherie Rene Scott. She also performed in the ensemble, and understudied Elphaba in the 2nd national tour of Wicked, was an American Idol season 4 semi-finalist, and has performed the National Anthem at both, Cowboys Stadium, and Shea Stadium, and released a self-titled debut CD in early 2011. She's also been performing sold out solo concerts, and master classes, across the country.
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