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Magnet Theater

Musical Master Class: Advanced Narrative

Musical Master Class: Advanced Narrative

Sundays 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Begins:
Aug 10, 2014
Ends:
Sep 7, 2014
Class Size:
16
Instructor:
Frank Spitznagel
,
Jon Bander
Price:
$350
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable after completion of registration.

Description

Take your narratives to the next level! This 4-week master class will focus on finding patterns, using tag-outs, and creating group scenes that make songs and story arcs more satisfying and fun. Prerequisite: Musical Improv Level 3 Applications Due: July 29 Notifications Sent: July 31

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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: Jon Bander

Jon Bander is an actor and comedian in NYC. He has been doing comedy of all forms for the past 8 years. You can catch him performing at the Magnet Theater with improv house team Phooka or sketch trio BAM, or doing standup at various NYC venues. He was a creator and host of the variety show Her Majestys Standup and was a cast member in such shows as The Necropolitans, The Wisdom Circle, Factory Factory and The Shandling. Jon has studied with many of the finest improv luminaries including Armando Diaz, Kevin Dorff, TJ Jagodowski, David Pasquesi, Joe Bill, Mick Napier and Susan Messing to name a few.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Aug 10, 2014, 6:30 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Aug 17, 2014, 6:30 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Aug 24, 2014, 6:30 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Sep 7, 2014, 6:30 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Sep 12, 2014, 8:30 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Sep 26, 2014, 8:30 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change