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Harbor Lights To Offer a Master Class With Richard Maltby 3/24


The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Staten Island's own professional theater company, announces the first session of its 2012 master class series.

"Holding true to its mission to bring Broadway to Staten Island, Harbor Lights is producing a master class taught by three-time Tony Award winning Broadway Director Richard Maltby, Jr."

Richard Maltby, Jr. BROADWAY: Conceived and directed two Tony Award winning musicals: AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' (1978: Tony, N.Y. Drama Critics, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards -- also Tony Award for Best Director.) FOSSE (1999: Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards); as well as RING OF FIRE, The Johnny Cash Musical Show, (2006). With composer David Shire: director/lyricist: BABY, (1983, book by Sybille Pearson; seven Tony Award nominations); lyricist: BIG, (1996, book by John Weidman; Tony nomination: Best Score); lyricist/conceiver, TAKE FLIGHT (2010, book by John Weidman), With Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, co-lyricist: MISS SAIGON (Evening Standard Award 1990; Tony nomination: Best Score, 1991); co-bookwriter/lyricist: THE PIRATE QUEEN (2007). Director, THE STORY OF MY LIFE (2009). Director/co-lyricist: American version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SONG & DANCE, (1986 Tony Award for star, Bernadette Peters.) OFF-BROADWAY: director/lyricist STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, (1977, Grammy nomination) and CLOSER THAN EVER, (1989, two Outer Critics Circle Awards: Best Musical, Best Score), both written with composer David Shire.

There are still seats available for this unique opportunity for Staten Islanders. Mr. Maltby will work with ten to twelve vocal participants, each performing pre-selected material. Auditors will have a chance to observe and learn from a legendary director. There will also be a question and answer component open to all.

Date: March 24, 2012

Time: 10am – 1pm

Location: Little Shop Studios, 864 Post Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10310

To reserve a spot, auditors can send checks made payable to:

The Harbor Lights Theater Company

38 Westervelt Avenue

Staten Island, NY 10301

*please include a note with your full name, phone number and email address
The fee for an auditor is 35 dollars.

Interested performance participants should contact Tamara Jenkins at 646-206-1652 to discuss guidelines and placement as slots are very limited. The fee is 75 dollars for performance participants.

For further info call: 718-273-7516 or email:

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