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Magnet Theater

Musical Improv Level Two

Musical Improv Level Two

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Instructor: Frank Spitznagel

Frank Spitznagel is the Musical Director at Magnet Theater and a piano accompanist who frequently plays for such improv groups as I Eat Pandas, Veal, The Made-Up Musical, Gusto, and many others. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano performance. His work can be heard on several studio recordings. Frank has composed for Comedy Central and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He accompanied Itzhak Perlman in an original jazz composition by Benny Golson at Lincoln Center. He also played the American premiere of The Hired Man Off-Broadway. He has been musical director for productions such as Nunsense (all incarnations), A Chorus Line, Chicago City Limits, and several original musicals.

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Instructor: Ryan Dunkin

Has studied improv in NYC since 2009 at The Upright Citizens Brigade and at the Magnet Theatre since 2010. He's had a lot of great teachers along the way including Kevin Hines, Gavin Speiler, Michael Martin, Tara Copeland and great coaches Kevin Hines, Amey Goerlich, Morgan Philips, amount countless others. Ryan also studied improv in Chicago at The Players Workshop of the Second City and The Second City Conservatory. Broadway Workshops and readings of Shrek the musical, and Pure Country. Off Broadway in Good News, Drat the Cat and the National Tour of The Full Monty. Regional productions of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, The Full Monty, Forever Plaid and a few commercials you've never seen. In his spare time he plays with the improv team CODE RED and the kromph team Sex Ghost, as well as the musical improv group Zamboni! and the musical monoscene group 10£ Ally.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Mar 2, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #2 - Mar 9, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #3 - Mar 16, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at TBA - TBA
  • #4 - Mar 23, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #5 - Mar 30, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at TBA - TBA
  • #6 - Apr 6, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #7 - Apr 13, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at TBA - TBA
  • #8 - Apr 20, 2014, 12:00 pm
    at TBA - TBA

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Apr 26, 2014, 9:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change