Dunwoody’s Stage Door Players, which was founded in 1974 as a Community Improvement Project of the Dunwoody Woman’s Club, is currently presenting the Tony award winning play, “Master Class” written by Terrence McNally. If you have never seen a show at Stage Door, you will be in for a treat – they present professional quality productions in an intimate space (the theatre holds just around 100 patrons), making the theatre-going experience unlike any other. With stadium seating only four rows deep that borders two sides of the stage, there’s not a bad seat in the house and patrons can truly feel like they are a part of the show.
“Master Class” is about the legendary singer and opera diva, Maria Callas. While interacting and teaching three students over the course of a “master class,” Callas muses on her past performances, successes and failures, her infamous relationship with Aristotle Onassis, and the sacrifices we all must make in the name of art.
The play opened last weekend to huge audiences and rave reviews and runs through April 11, 2010. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM, and Sunday afternoon matinees at 2:30. (No show Sunday, April 4.) Directed by Alan Kilpatrick with Musical Direction by Linda Uzelac, “Master Class” features Marcie Millard as Maria Callas, with Jonathan Carter, Elizabeth Claxton, Adam Fry, Wesley B. Morgan, and Allison Murphy.