I am teaming up with Backstage to bring you 8 videos breaking down the 8 genres of popular music. Right now, Broadway is being dominated by pop-rock musicals, and I’m not just talking about “Rock of Ages” and “American Idiot.” No, when I say “rock,” I mean anything that isn’t classic musical theater. Shows like “Hairspray,” “Pippin,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Next to Normal,” “Sister Act,” “Hamilton,” “Bright Star,” and “Amélie” are all pop-rock musicals. Haven’t heard this term before or still don’t believe that there’s anything other than just “a musical”? Each of those shows I mentioned above paints with popular music in their storytelling palette, whether it’s hip-hop, pop, country…whatever. And because the shows use popular, contemporary music to tell their stories, they also ask anyone auditioning to use a song off the radio—NOT one from another musical. Want to know what other shows qualify as pop-rock musicals? What styles they each live in? What songs to audition with for each? What songs to definitely avoid in auditions? I’m here to help! Tune in every week for the next two months as I walk you through the different shows and genres, and teach you how to truly rock!Click here for my intro video!