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HS Students Can See Master Class for Free at ICT

March 18th, 2013

Understanding that a well-rounded education includes an appreciation of the arts, International City Theatre would like to introduce our next generation to live theatre performances by making the final dress rehearsal of our 2013 productions available for students to attend at no cost. The next performance is for the Tony-winning play ‘Master Class.’ This run-thru will begin at 7:30 PM and this invitation is for high school students only. Reservations are required.
Master Class
Tuesday, March 19 at 7:30 PM
ICT at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Play Synopsis: Internationally renowned soprano Maria Callas had a legendary voice and an equally legendary life as one of the world’s most celebrated (and gossiped-about) opera stars. In 1971, Callas taught a series of master classes at Juilliard. Outspoken in her artistic beliefs and uncompromising in the musical understanding she sought to communicate to 25 fortunate students, Callas worked through her legendary arias from Mozart, Verdi, Rossini, Puccini and others. Terrence McNally’s play finds Callas near the end of her career, her voice almost gone, as she instructs a group of young singers aspiring to the heights of fame and fortune with wicked humor, unrelenting criticism and deeply personal stories.  

Note: Although most of Master Class is about the great diva Maria Callas and the college students she is coaching, the play does contain some strong language and adult content when she is looking back at her life with Aristotle Onassis.
Parking: Parking is available for $10 in a private parking structure adjacent to the theatre at the corner of Seaside Way and Collins Way. There is also metered parking along Ocean Blvd. and Seaside Way. 

To reserve a seat for a high school student, please contact Erik Garcia at: or 562.495.4595, x13

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