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Get the first glimpse of Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS, now playing at Stage 773.

In Rehearsals with MASTER CLASS

Take a glimpse into rehearsals for Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS. Starring Janet Ulrich Brooks as formidable opera star Maria Callas, MASTER CLASS is a portrait of a fading star who refuses to be anything but unapologetically herself. Running at Stage 773 beginning October 19, TimeLine's second show of our 22nd season also features Eric Anthony Lopez, Stephen Boyer, Molly Hernández, Keirsten Hodgens, and Raymond Hutchison.

MASTER CLASS: Excerpt #1

Confident tenor Tony (Eric Anthony Lopez) attempts to wow Maria Callas (Janet Ulrich Brooks) but is met with more skepticism regarding his approach than he expected.

MASTER CLASS: Excerpt #2

Maria Callas (Janet Ulrich Brooks) guides aspiring soprano Sharon (Keirsten Hodgens) through a complicated aria played by accompanist Manny (Stephen Boyer).

MASTER CLASS: Excerpt #3

Maria Callas (Janet Ulrich Brooks) explains the importance of an entrance (and a look) to soprano Sharon (Keirsten Hodgens) while accompanist Manny (Stephen Boyer) looks on.

Critics praise MASTER CLASS

Hear what critics are saying about Terrence McNally's MASTER CLASS, directed by Nick Bowling in his 30th production at TimeLine. Experience this riveting and raw portrait of one of opera's most formidable stars, the unrivaled Maria Callas, for yourself. Featuring a trio of "exceptional" voices (Molly Hernández, Keirsten Hodgens, and Eric Anthony Lopez) and a "tour de force" performance by Janet Ulrich Brooks, this is one class you want on your schedule. MASTER CLASS also features Steven Boyer and Raymond Hutchison. Learn more and buy tickets at https://timelinetheatre.com/master-class

Discussions & Events

  • Opening Night Celebration: MASTER CLASS
    October 25, 2018 at 7:30pm

    Opening Night for this acclaimed hit, the second production of our 2018-19 Season.

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  • Cabaret Connexion: An Evening with Faith Prince
    Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 pm

    A cabaret on the set of TimeLine’s production of MASTER CLASS with Broadway star Faith Prince.

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  • Open Captioned Performance of MASTER CLASS
    Saturday, November 10 at 4:00 pm

    Featuring a text display of words and sounds heard during the performance.

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  • MASTER CLASS: PRE-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for an informal sneak peek into MASTER CLASS with members of the production team.

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  • MASTER CLASS: Company Member Discussion
    Sunday, November 18

    Join us for an informal chat with TimeLine’s Company Members after today’s performance.

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  • MASTER CLASS: Sunday Scholars Series
    Sunday, December 2 • 4:15 - 5:15pm

    This one-hour post-show panel discussion features experts on the themes of the play.

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  • MASTER CLASS: Post-Show Discussion
    Various dates

    Join us for informal post-show discussions with members of the production team and cast.

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  • MASTER CLASS Closing Night
    Sunday, December 9

    Closing night for the second production in TimeLine’s 2018-19 season.

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Learn more about the history and themes of Master Class with Backstory.


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Beyond the 'Line: MASTER CLASS

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