Master Class is based on the larger-than-life opera diva, Maria Callas, who later in her career, held master classes at Juilliard in the 1970’s. In the play, the glamorous, commanding and hysterical Maria Callas, played by equity actress Katrina Ferguson of Morristown, teaches a master class and shares her experience in opera and stage with the attendees.
Three different students Sophie, played by Jill Cappuccino of Oldwick, Tony, played by Christopher Sierra
of Clifton, and Sharon, played by Elise Brancheau of Bergenfield, have
the opportunity to sing in front of
Callas and her accompanist Manny, played by Amanda Zook of Haledon and
receive constructive criticism.
As each student performs, they become ‘victims’ of Callas’s callousness. Callas comically and poignantly reminisces about her life on and off the stage, soliloquizing her innermost thoughts, regrets and personal inadequacies.
All Women’s Theater Company performances
are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
The Women’s Theater Company is a professional theater located at the Parsippany Playhouse at 1130 Knoll Road, Lake Hiawatha, NJ. For GPS driving directions, please enter the town of Boonton, 07005. Tickets are available online or call 973-316-3033.