Continuing through Aug. 10, the weekend-long event of master classes is designed for professional theatre and film actors — as well as writers and directors — and features a host of famed artists discussing their craft. Admission to the program was held through an open application process, where 30 professional performers were selected. Heading the list of master class teachers are Tony winner Betty Buckley and recent Amour Tony nominee Malcolm Gets. Also sharing their knowledge are singer Margaret Whiting, Oscar-winning songwriting team Marilyn and Alan Bergman, composers Carol Hall and Shelly Markham, conductor Dan Miceli and director/producer Jack Wrangler. Douglas Sills, who was originally scheduled to be part of the weekend, has withdrawn due to his casting — and rehearsals for — Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors.
In addition to the master classes, the weekend will also include two performances with the Bergmans that are open to the public. Held in the Sundance Screening Room, the Aug. 8 concert will also feature Betty Buckley; joining the Bergmans on Aug. 9 are Gets, Whiting, Markham and Hall. Show time for both evenings is 8:15 PM.
Tickets for the concerts are priced at $25 and are available through www.smithstix.com. There is also a dinner/concert package for $80 available by calling (801) 223-4567. For more information about The Power of American Popular Song, visit www.sundance.org.