Event details

Workshop: 2:00pm – 4:00p

Concert: 6:00pm


Workshop & Concert: $50
Workshop only: $35
Concert only: $20

100% of proceeds go to the performers.

Harnessing the Power of Humor: A Workshop for Performers

When the space between songs is as entertaining as the music the audience remains connected to the performance from the first note of the evening until the concert ends. Humor is powerful. When an audience is laughing they are engaged. You will learn how to use the powerful combination of story and humor to keep your audience focused from song to song. Among the comedy tools we will discuss will be confidence, body language, misdirection, set up/pay off, and vocal inflection. The goal is not to turn you into a comedian but to give you a greater understanding of what makes people laugh so you can use it to find a style and level of humor that suits your unique personality.

Workshop Location:

Presented by On The Tracks Productions
Chelsea Depot
125 Jackson St
Chelsea, MI 48118

Date: March 29, 2020
Time: Workshop: 2 -4p, Concert 6p – 8pm

“If it were up to me – the whole world would know Don White! Oh boy do I love Don – I always have. No one can bring you to such beautiful emotional extremes more than Don. His shows are like a dirty fix and a saving grace all within a few minutes. I think watching him perform is when I decided I’d much rather affect an audience than entertain them – I knew I probably couldn’t do both – but somehow Don does. And exceptionally well.” – Lori McKenna, Grammy award winning singer/songwriter

There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for more than twenty years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.”

Reprising his most popular workshop from the Folk Alliance Region Midwest and Folk Alliance International conferences, Don will be demonstrating and offering techniques for bringing the funny to your shows. Seating is limited so don’t delay.

Workshop & Concert

You’ll get the full experience of first learning from Don and then see all you learned in action with a concert by this master entertainer.

Dinner is provided for participants who purchase this option.

Workshop Only

Spend 2 hours learning from this master entertainer.

Dinner is NOT included in this option.

Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks provided.

Concert Only

Not interested in the workshop but want to be wildly entertained? This is for you.

Dinner is NOT included in this option.

Coffee, tea, water, and light snacks provided.

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