Natalie Weiss Makes "Urgent" Public Service Announcement Regarding Riffing Epidemic (Video)
07 Jul 2014
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, makes a public service announcement regarding the "overdone riff."
In the comedic below video, Weiss addresses a growing riffing epidemic, in which singers are using the same pattern of notes. In her call to action, she offers new variations of the overdone riff to solve the ongoing problem.
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."
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