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Magnet Theater

Musical Improv Level One

Musical Improv Level One

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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: Michael Lutton

Michael moved to New York in 2006 to study acting at the Michael Howard Studios Conservatory. After Rachel Hamilton and Armando Diaz came in to do a week-long improv workshop, he was hooked. He has been taking classes and performing at the Magnet ever since. In addition to Armando and Rachel, he's had the pleasure of studying with James Eason, Tara Copeland, Michael Martin, Mark Grenier, and Alex Marino. Michael currently performs with Horses on Wednesday nights and in the Made Up Musical on Friday nights.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Sep 4, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Sep 11, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Sep 18, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Sep 25, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #5 - Oct 2, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #6 - Oct 9, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #7 - Oct 16, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #8 - Oct 23, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 25, 2014, 9:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change