It's Not Too Late To Organize A Pop-Up Opera Road Show Event For Your Club Or Organization
Maybe you already know about the popular traveling roadshows that were especially popular in years gone by. If you do, you know those were fun for both those who watched the roadshows and for the participants. Maybe somebody in your club or your organization has suggested that you bring the tradition back before the holidays are totally over. Except, for this event, maybe your group has decided to plan a holiday pop-up opera.
If that's the case, here are some ideas that might help you to plan a very fun and memorable event for all who participate and for those who get to watch you perform.
If you're just now planning your pop-up opera roadshow, it's probably best for you to stick to Christmas songs that your group already knows well. By doing that, you will probably only need to get together once to plan the details. Here are things that need to be done:
- If you're going to perform your pop-up opera performance in public places, make sure that you are going to be well received by management. For instance, if you are going to malls, be sure to check with the management. Let them know that your group isn't trying to make money. Instead, you are just wanting to add to the Christmas festivity in the mall.
- Find out where would be the best place for you to do the pop-up opera. It will probably be in the food court. However, there might be an area that is designated for special events.
- Be specific about the time and date you will be performing. For instance, if you will be doing an evening performance in your town or city's Main Street, you might want to know at what time there are greater crowds.
While you have your meeting, think of choosing about three songs for each place you go to. Those that most people in your group probably already know are listed below.
- Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
- Frosty The Snowman
- Jingle Bells
- Feliz Navidad
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Go over the songs once or twice at your planning meeting so you'll all be on the same page. For instance, if you are adding humorous words to Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer that are not part of the original song, be sure that all of you know that you'll be singing the same words.
Part of your pop-up roadshow might include going to places like assisted living homes or women's and children's shelters. As you did in the malls, be sure to invite residents of those facilities to join you in the singing of the Christmas songs.