Calling All Riffers! Win a Spot on "Breaking Down the Riffs" Web Series (Plus Video)

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24 Aug 2014

Natalie Weiss
Natalie Weiss

Natalie Weiss, who has been seen on Broadway in Everyday Rapture and recently completed a two-and-a-half-year run in the 25th anniversary tour of Les Misérables, has launched a contest for up-and-coming riffers to be featured on "Breaking Down the Riffs." 

To enter, riffers should film themselves hosting a mock episode of "BDTR." The riff breakdown should follow the standard "BDTR" formula, and hopefuls must find a volunteer who can serve as a guest in the video and teach them the riff breakdown.
 Videos must be filmed horizontally and should not exceed three minutes. Email the original video file (.mov) along with name and Twitter handle to breakingdowntheriffs@gmail.com with the subject line "BDTR Contest."

The deadline for video submissions is Sept. 15 at 11 PM. Contestants are asked to break down a riff by Godspell's Celisse Henderson from her cover of The Beatles' "Yesterday." The riff can be found at 1:25 here

Click here to watch Weiss' video in which she addresses a growing riffing epidemic.

Weiss, who is known for her various YouTube performances and her web series "Breaking Down the Riffs," has also been seen in the national tour of Wicked and Season Four of Fox's "American Idol."

Click here for the Playbill Playlist from Weiss, who shares her "Riff List."