Faulkenberry Outreach Workshop Successful

February 2, 2015

The Bermuda Festival Outreach Programme Workshop on Musical Theatre, led by Bermudian Broadway performer Rebecca Faulkenberry, has proven to be a success. With Ms. Faulkenberry supported by her band, the workshop was attended by local students interested in musical theatre.

The workshop was held at the Fairmont Southampton on January 29, 2015.

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A spokesperson said, “Open to middle and high school students, participants in the workshop were provided with an opportunity to experience Ms. Faulkenberry’s talents through a vocal song performance. After the performance, students were given the opportunity to ask Ms. Faulkenberry and her band about their lives and careers.

“It was also a great chance for students to get first hand advice on how to improve their own skills in musical theatre.”

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Ms. Faulkenberry expressed her enthusiasm prior to her workshop, saying, “I have always loved doing student talkbacks with shows I’ve been involved in. So to come Bermuda and be able to talk with Bermudian students, which is my background, is even more exciting.

“In this setting, I had my musicians with me and we did a lot of chatting as to how we got to these places in our careers.”

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Ian Davidson, Festival Chairman, said, “Musical theatre plays a wonderful and popular role in the performing arts space. Rebecca’s experience on the Broadway stage makes her a great role model for young Bermudians interested in musical theatre.”

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Karen Pollard, the Artistic Director for the Festival, said, “There are not many Broadway performers who can call Bermuda home. To have had Rebecca host a workshop on musical theatre was really a treat not only for the workshop participants but also for the Bermuda Festival.

“Rebecca’s success shows that living in Bermuda does not make it impossible to reach your goals in the performing arts.”

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