Once described as a "monstrous phenomenon" Maria Callas managed to reign over the world of opera without ever having a perfect instrument. Acting was her forte. Both moving and entertaining, this Tony Award winning tour de force focuses on a short period toward the end of the aging diva's life when she was lured out of semi-retirement to teach a series of master classes at New York's famed Julliard School of Music. It was long after her postwar heyday and her tumultuous affair with Greek tycoon Aristotle Onassis, but Callas was still the stuff of legend. As her students (or victims as she called them) sing for her, we experience the intense drive for perfection that elevated Callas to the status of virtual divinity and the deep insecurity that haunted her private dreams and ultimately destroyed her.
Director - KRISTIN TYRELL
Musical Director - CATHERINE WALKER ADAMS
Scenic Designer - KATRINA MILLER
Costume Designer - BARBARA B. MOLEAART
Lighting/Sound/SFX Designer - CRYSTAL M. LEE
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Properties Master - JAYME SUE SWISHER
Stage Manager - APRIL VANLESTER
March 30 - April 15, 2007
The Parish Theatre
405 W. Lovell St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Parish Theatre are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western