iRev CdC: Musical Improv with Allen Simpson
Allen Simpson's Musical Improv Workshop makes improv singing fun and exciting. It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or an experienced singer, Allen's workshop has something for everyone. Taught in an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, Allen provides participants with many tools for improvising songs, including song structure, rhyming techniques, how to end a song, different music styles and more. One of the best aspects of the workshop is the confidence that players will take with them not only into their musical improv but also into all areas of their performing.
Allen Simpson is an L.A.-based composer and songwriter and recently wrote the song "High to be Loathed" for FOX's The Simpsons, sung by Harry Shearer as Mr. Burns (in the episode "Gorgeous Grandpa"). He was also composer and co-lyricist for the Saturn Award winning musical Fellowship!, a musical parody of The Fellowship of the Ring. He's written songs for writer/director David Zucker (Airplane!, Police Squad!) and has has created music for the The Sarah Silverman Program, VH-1's Acceptable TV and the DVD for Jack Black's Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny. He's collaborated with directors/producers Dan Harmon (Community, Monster House) and Rob Schrab (The Sarah Silverman Program, Children's Hospital) numerous times, and he's had music on ABC, VH-1, Comedy Central, FX, PAX-TV, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, The Wayne Brady Show and many other shows and films. He also plays live keyboards and guitar for many comedy groups around L.A., including The Groundlings, ComedySportz, Theatresports, Impro Theatre, Second City and I.O. West.
* Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start time to of the to ensure your space. Any available seats will be released to the public at 10 minutes to curtain. *
* LIMITED WALK-UP ADMISSIONS: A small number of seats will be available for those who were unable to reserve advance tickets online. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. In addition, any unclaimed seats at 10 minutes prior to the event will be reassigned. All available seats will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. *
UC Irvine-Claire Trevor School of the Arts- TBA (View)
4000 Mesa Road
Irvine, CA 92697-2775
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|