WUWM's Bonnie North interviews Maria Callas expert Patrick C. Byrne. Critic for the Belgian Opera Guide, Byrne is co-author of "The Colors of Callas: Reflections of an Icon."
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; After spending just a few days as master teacher of this year's Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys, David Hyde Pierce already had a solid read on Angela Iannone. "Angela is a force of nature," Pierce said. "She is so full of energy and passion."
WUWM's Bonnie North interviews MASTER CLASS actress Angela Iannone and co-directors Jill Anna Ponasik and James Zager
by John Schneider, Shepherd Express; “Don’t lose sight of the seeds but keep pushing forward,” says Artistic Director C. Michael Wright of his goals for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s 40th season. “If you celebrate the past and embrace the future, the present will take care of itself.”
Co-directors Jill Anna Ponasik and James Zager talk about MASTER CLASS on WISN's Arts Avenue.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Given Milwaukee's thriving theater scene, it's hard to imagine the landscape in 1975, when Montgomery Davis and Ruth Schudson launched the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre as what was then only the second year-round Milwaukee theater company — along with the Milwaukee Repertory Theater — hiring Equity actors...
by Michael Muckian, Wisconsin Gazette; Terrence McNally’s Master Class imagines a lesson that three fictitious students might have received from 20th-century operatic legend Maria Callas at New York’s The Juilliard School in the 1970s. Although the play has some basis in fact, it uses the characters and the teaching concept to present lessons that McNally wants his audiences to learn...
An Interview with Paula Suozzi; by Marcella Kearns ; Terrence McNally’s play MASTER CLASS takes us into the world and history of a renowned artist of the world of opera, but it’s also an exploration of the discipline, specificity, craft, and toil necessary to navigate the art. MCT spoke with Paula Suozzi, a Milwaukee-based director of both theatre and opera, about traversing the two art forms.
"Insights on Maria Callas" by Corliss Phillabaum Want to know more about Maria Callas before coming to see MASTER CLASS? Listen to an audio presentation by local opera and theatre expert Corliss Phillabaum and learn more about Callas' remarkable life and career. Click 'more info'
MCT invites you to join us for this year’s Montgomery Davis Play Development Series readings in October 2014 and May 2015. Click 'more info' to learn about Richard Kalinoski's THE BOY INSIDE and Michelle Lopez-Rios' 500 YEARS.