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Magnet Theater

Musical Improv Level One

Musical Improv Level One

Saturdays 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Begins:
Sep 27, 2014
Ends:
Nov 15, 2014
Class Size:
16
Instructor:
Frank Spitznagel
,
Michael Lutton
Price:
$375
Classes are non-refundable and non-transferrable after completion of registration.

Description

Learn how to put your thoughts and emotions into song and take your improv scenes to the next level! In this 8-week course you will learn the song structures you need to make up musicals on the spot. No need to be an experienced singer! Through exercises in group dynamic, support, and movement, you will learn how to turn every song you improvise into a full-blown musical number. 8 weeks of classes followed by a class performance.

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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 27, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Oct 4, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #3 - Oct 11, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #4 - Oct 18, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #5 - Oct 25, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #6 - Nov 1, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #7 - Nov 8, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #8 - Nov 15, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Nov 22, 2014, 7:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change