Master Class

Jan 10 - Feb 1, 2014
Directed by Elissa Anne Polansky
Produced by Andrea Hamilton
Music Direction by Noreen Smith
Lighting Design by Jack Allaway
Set Design by John Eslick
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

Terrence McNally’s Tony Award-winning “Master Class” is the story of Maria Callas -- one of the most celebrated opera singers of the 20th century. The story itself isn’t so much an exaltation of her success as it is a celebration of the idea that being a star requires not only talent and hard work, but also the attitude of a true diva of the theater ... 


It’s the 1970s, and Callas -- almost 50, her time on the stage now over – is holding a “master class” for several voice students. She spends the class with two sopranos, a tenor, and her accompanist. Callas has less to say about their vocal abilities and talent than she does about her own experiences. Had she lived past the age of 54, Maria Callas would’ve turned 90 years old this past December.


Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
January 10th through February 1st, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM


Full Cast: 

Maria Callas: Celeste Russi
Sophie De Palma: Sara Calvey
Sharon Graham: Rachael Pugh
Tony Candolino: Aaron Hammersley
Manny Weinstock: Zach Spencer
Stagehand: Jerry Nehring