Acclaimed singer and vocal coach Natalie Weiss headlines an evening of music accompanied/produced by Akron pianist Alexandre Marr backed by a full band!
The concert will feature out of town and local artists/ensembles Abbey Calderone, Allen Cruz, Amy Bransky, Brandy Kay Riha, Brianna Swinford, Dani Apple, Desirée Hargrave, Dominic Iudiciani, Francine Parr, Grant Campbell, Heidi Swinford, Jack Muzyczka, James Major Burns, Jaron LeGrair, Joshua Johnson, Kathleen Pellington, Kathy Sees, Keitha Brown, Ketti Kieffer, Kirsten Forshew, Merissa Coleman, Olivia Wimberly, Pat Harris, Ryan Routh, Taylor John, Tiffany Magill, Tim Harkleroad, Trevail Smith, My Drunkin Uncle, Temple Brothers Music, Miller South Show Choir, Akron’s own ETC All-American, Rouge, Main Street show choirs and others alongside a full band performing modern, theatrical, and Broadway repertoire including selections from Dear Evan Hansen, Next to Normal, The Greatest Showman, Anastasia, Hamilton, and more. Over 200 volunteer singers will be performing on the finale - don't miss this incredibly special concert.
Travis Baiera - Keys
Kirk Georgia - Drumset
Chad Wimberly - Guitar
Merissa Coleman - Aux
Natalie Weiss gained an international following from her performance videos and popular YouTube web series, "Breaking Down The Riffs". As a private vocal coach and master class teacher, she trains performers across the US and throughout the world. Natalie guides singers with her trademarked method to break down riffs & runs from pop icons and often refers to her mission as “Pop Singing For Dummies.”
Natalie is one of the most sought-after voices among new musical theatre writers and is a soloist on several albums by numerous new musical theatre composers. She is part of the vocal ensemble on the acclaimed soundtrack for The Greatest Showman, can be heard on the Original Broadway Cast recording of Dear Evan Hansen as one of the Virtual Community Voices and is one of 4 singers on the main jingles for The Incredibles 2. Other credits include Everyday Rapture on Broadway, national tours of Les Miserables and Wicked and regional productions of Ghost and Chess. Natalie received her BFA in musical theatre from Penn State University. She has plans to develop an online riff course within the next few years. For more info, visit natalieweissofficial.com.