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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 has been a Magnet instructor since 2011. He has travelled the country performing in festivals and has taught workshops in Boston and Washington, DC. He has also taught several corporate and team-building workshops. He began improvising in 2006, and was lucky to train with teachers such as Armando Diaz, Rachel Hamilton, James Eason, and Tara Copeland. Michael currently teaches Level 1, as well as Musical Improv Level 1 and Musical Improv Level 3. In addition to his teaching duties, Michael is the Director of the Musical Improv Program at the Magnet.

Session Schedule*

  • #1 - Oct 11, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #2 - Oct 18, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #3 - Oct 25, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #4 - Nov 1, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #5 - Nov 8, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #6 - Nov 15, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Pearl Studios - 500 8th Avenue 4th Floor, between 35th/36th Sts
  • #7 - Nov 22, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.
  • #8 - Dec 6, 2014, 3:00 pm
    at Training Center - Room C - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Dec 7, 2014, 6:00 pm
    at Magnet Studio Theater - 259 W 30th Street, bet. 7th and 8th Ave, 2nd floor.

*subject to change