WHAT IS POPUP Broadway?
Do you like to sing? Have you thought about joining a chorus but are too busy to commit? Do you adore musicals and Broadway shows? Do you sing in the shower, in your car, or sing along to your favorite soundtrack? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you belong in PopUp Broadway!
On October 26, we are holding our debut PopUp Broadway event at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. Based on the oh-so-popular PopUp Chorus, this new series is PopUp Chorus with a musical twist! An Oklahoma, Hamilton, West Side Story, Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof kind of twist. At each of our monthly events, we will sing two musical theater songs; one classic, Golden Age piece, partnered with a song from a more contemporary show.
No audition nor weekly commitment needed – just show up and sing!
During PopUp Broadway events, our wonderful conductor, Allan Friedman, will guide and teach both songs to all who have gathered to sing. Come be a part of the chorus (line), ensemble and cast! PopUp Broadway is everybody’s opening night, as well as an opportunity to experience the fun and community of singing together. In addition, Allan Friedman, an experienced conductor who loves teaching all ages, will (gently) guide singers to their best voices, teaching some vocal technique as we move through the music. Prepare to improve as a singer, but also remember – everybody is welcome, regardless of ability or experience!
Founded by Carrboro, NC based arts entrepreneur, Lauren Bromley Hodge, PopUp Chorus began in 2014 to rave reviews from participants, the media and artists whose songs we have covered, including David Bowie, Duran Duran and many more. Until now, we have focused exclusively on pop and rock based songs. Over the last three years, we have received copious requests to sing musical theater material and have decided to let a new version of PopUp Chorus out of the box. Behold – PopUp Broadway is born!
Join us to sing musical theater material that will span different genres, eras and styles. Drench yourself in this greatest of all American art forms, have fun and meet your inner STAR!
$13 Admission. $8 Student w/ID at the door. Drinks available from the bar. Free parking in the multi-story parking deck adjacent to The ArtsCenter.
WHERE: The ArtsCenter, 300-G E Main St, Carrboro, NC 27510
WHEN: Doors open at 6:30pm, the singing starts at 7:00pm. Drinks available from the bar.