Sundance’s Popular Song Weekend to Feature Douglas Sills, Margaret Whiting and Bergmans

News   Sundance’s Popular Song Weekend to Feature Douglas Sills, Margaret Whiting and Bergmans The Sundance Theatre Program and the Johnny Mercer Foundation will present The Power of American Popular Song this summer at the Sundance Village, UT.

From Aug. 7-10, the weekend of master classes designed for professional theatre and film actors — as well as writers and directors — will feature a host of famed artists discussing their craft. Those scheduled to teach master classes include singer Margaret Whiting, Oscar-winning songwriting team Marilyn and Alan Bergman, Broadway actor Douglas Sills, composers Carol Hall and Shelly Markham and director/producer Jack Wrangler. In addition to the master classes, the weekend will also include two performances in the Sundance Screening Room. August 8 will feature the Bergmans performing their own tunes, and all of the artists and instructors will offer a final performance on Aug. 9 at 8 PM. Limited tickets for these performances will be available at a later date.

Admission to the program will be held through an open application process, where 30 professional performers will be selected. Those interested should apply no later than May 20. There is no application fee, although tuition for the weekend is priced at $750. Applicants will be required to submit an application form, accompanied by a tape, CD or video.

For more information about The Power of American Popular Song, visit www.sundance.org.