Phoenix Stage Company

Naugatuck Valley’s Community Theatre

 
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Please support our

2015 Season Sponsors



Rebecca Zandvliet

Broker/Owner






Joe Antonucci

Distributor






Salem Foundation

Fund


 

ONE WEEKEND ONLY...

January 16-18, 2015

January 16 & 17, 2015 
at 8:00pm

January 18, 2015 
at 2:00pm






THE CAST

Maria Callas
MARILYN OLSEN

Sophie De Palma
DEB GOODMAN

Emmanuel Weinstock
JOHN DRESSEL

Anthony Candolino
LELAND M. SCHICK

Sharon Graham
SYBIL HAGGARD CHAMBERLIN

Stagehand
AGNES M. DANN

Maria Callas is teaching a master class in front of an audience (us). She’s glamorous, commanding, larger than life—and drop-dead funny. An accompanist sits at the piano. Callas’ first “victim” is Sophie. Sophie chooses to sing one of the most difficult arias, the sleepwalking scene from La Sonnambula—an aria that Callas made famous. Before the girl sings a note, Callas stops her—She glories in her own career, dabbles in opera dish and flat-out seduces the audience. Callas pulls back and gives Sophie a chance to use what she’s learned.


As soon as Sophie starts singing, though, Callas mentally leaves the room and goes into a sprawling interior monologue about her own performance of that aria and the thunderous applause she received at La Scala. The next two sessions repeat the same dynamic, only the middle session is with a tenor who moves Callas to tears. Finally, we meet Sharon, another soprano. Callas is genuinely moved, for the young singer has talent. Callas brings the class to a close with a beautiful speech about the sacrifices we must make in the name of art


Directed by LUCIA M. DRESSEL

Upcoming Auditions...

January 18 & 20, 2015

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auditioning new company members for

our improv troupe...

January 19, 2015

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