Mary Elizabeth Micari to Host 5th Annual Musical Master Class
Musical theatre and operatic performer Mary Elizabeth Micari will present - for the fifth year in a row - her celebrated Musical Master Class. This vocal and musical training program includes a special opportunity for all its students - a chance to perform off-Broadway!
After a 10-week training period - including Vocal Performance, Song Analysis, Singing and Voice Techniques, and Audition and Performance Protocol - the class will perform a concert of their work at an Off-Broadway theatre in Manhattan. The production will be professionally directed and each student will receive a one free acting class (as part of the M Center's "Better Life Through The Lively Arts" program) and discounts on headshots and resume consultation.
Ms. Micari's training programs have garnered great results for her students in the past: several were accepted to prestigious colleges; cast as principles in local and regional productions; one went on to a national tour; and two of her students have gone on to perform in professional NYC productions.
The class began in the basement of a church under the BQE, then the Block Theatre on Bay 44th, then the Bay Ridge Jewish Center, then last year, the program made the jump to The Crowne Theater at The Producers Club - on the same block as Phantom of the Opera and Matilda. Mary is looking for an even bigger venue this year.
Ms. Micari has worked in the arts - in all capacities - for over 30 years. She is a classically trained singer with NYC and national opera and theatre credits; she also directed, designed, and managed countless stage productions on and off-Broadway and worked with notable performers including John Glover (Smallville), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones). She recently moved operations back to Brooklyn - her hometown - from Manhattan and created The M Center, a new arts studio in the heart of Bay Ridge that fosters creative and therapeutic programs including singing, acting, playwriting, as well as herbalism and Reiki.
While the M's Musical Master Class was the first to travel to Manhattan, the M's playwriting class had two new plays performed at the Midtown International Theatre Festival at the Times Square Theatre and one slated to premiere at The Barrow Group's theatre complex.
The M's programming is designed for all ages and skill levels and shows how the creative and healing arts helps build confidence, ability, and can improve your health.