by Terrence McNally
The opera diva Maria Callas, a glamorous, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny pedagogue is holding a voice master class at the Julliard School. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her, she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala, and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. The NY Times called, MASTER CLASS “an unembarrassed, involving meditation on Callas' life and the nature of her art. Such subjects are not easily dramatized, certainly not with this brio." Don’t miss this exciting night of drama at the Riggi Theater.
Performances: Thursday, Nov. 19th, Friday, Nov. 20th & Saturday, Nov. 21st at 7:30pm and Sunday, Nov. 22nd at 2pm
Available at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2433023
or call The Creative Place International at: 518-584-7780
FREE Halloween play reading event! One night only! Join us Friday, October 30th at 7pm in the Riggi Theater! The Creative Place International & The National Museum of Dance present
LETTERS FROM A WINDOW IN THE SKY
A Tribute to Astrid Lindgren & Pippi Longstocking
Join us for this fun-filled theatrical experience for kids of all ages! One particularly miserable day, a young woman befriends a talking duck on a trip to the park. Together they find a mysterious letter which leads them on a fantastic adventure around the world in search of the elusive white elephant. Along the way they encounter various characters from Astrid Lindgren’s most beloved stories. Audience members will delight in this magical journey through some of the finest children’s literature. Letters From A Window In The Sky is currently available to travel to your school. For more information call 518 584-7780.
OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
The Creative Place International presents OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY by Jerry Sterner, a cautionary tale on capitalism from the 80's, the play follows the drama of a hostile takeover which poses the question, "Are corporate raiders creatures of greed and avarice or just realists?" Join us for an evening of thought provoking theatre at the Riggi Theater starting August 13th! Tickets are available online or via phone at 518 584-7780. See below for more info.
Get your tickets for OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY. Available now at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1668207 or call 518-584-7780 to reserve your seats. Performances of will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 13 - 15 at 7:30pm & Sunday, August 16 at 2 pm in the Riggi Theatre at the National Museum of Dance, 99 South Broadway in Saratoga Springs. LIMITED SEATING. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or can be reserved at 518 584-7780 or online. Proceeds from the 2 pm Sunday, August 16th performance will benefit The Yaddo Garden Association. Tickets are $35 for this special performance and are also available online.
EXCITING THEATRE ARTS PROGRAMS OFFERED
BY THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF DANCE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS / THE CREATIVE PLACE INTERNATIONAL
Attention aspiring actors & actresses! The National Museum of Dance (SOA) is pleased to continue our collaboration with The Creative Place International (CPI), a Saratoga-based non-profit theater arts organization. This exciting upcoming theater arts program will include two workshops this October, 2015:
- Acting for Adults will be held every Monday from 7pm to 9pm for ten weeks from October 5 through December 7
- Provides an intellectual, emotional and physical approach to creating a character through script analysis and fundamentals of acting. The focus will be on preparation of a monologue and scene study work.
- Creative Dramatics will be held every Tuesday from 4pm to 5:15pm for ten weeks from October 6 through December 8
- Interactive drama guiding children through improvisation and role playing. Designed to teach acting skills and encourage self-confidence.
- The tuition cost for each session is $250. Miminum enrollment: 10 All classes are held in the Southeast Gallery.
- For more information about any of the SOA/CPI Theatre Workshops and other classes at the SOA, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-584-2225 ext. 3008.
Due to popular demand The Creative Place International and the National Museum of Dance School of Arts brought back Pinocchio for a limited engagement in December. Our special live stage version of the beloved tale follows Pinocchio on the fantastic journey that takes him from puppet to boy. Capturing the lively spirit of the classic Carlo Collodi story with authentic Italian flair and music, this new Pinocchio was featured on the front page of the Saratogian newspaper. Read the story here:
CPI presents workshops for young playwrights and performers at the Museum of Dance. Master teachers for previous sessions included Broadway director and choreographer Patricia Birch and Tony Award winner Ron Holgate.
Some comments by previous students on their experience:
“I liked working on a monologue and specific scenes—it was nice to channel our skills into specific presentations…”
“…when Pat Birch came in and we did the bus improvisation…”
“I liked making our own characters…and the master classes…”
“I liked writing the stories and then writing lines for the scenes…”
“I liked meeting new people and it was interesting to see what different things they brought to the workshop…”
“I learned a lot and it was sooo much fun!”
“I really like meeting the master teachers and having them talk with us…”
“I liked everything!”
THE CREATIVE PLACE INTERNATIONAL, INC. P.O. Box 99 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
For more information call: 518 584-7780