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'Master Class' opens Friday at The Barn in Montville

 Carla Kendall as Maria Callas with Danielle Pennisi (right) and Ken Magos (left) in "Master Class" at The Barn Theatre.
Carla Kendall as Maria Callas with Danielle Pennisi (right) and Ken Magos (left) in "Master Class" at The Barn Theatre.
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The Barn Theatre of Montville, New Jersey will be presenting "Master Class" directed by Roseann Ruggiero. Performances will be on January 10, 17, 18, 24, 25, 31 and February 1 2014 at 8 pm; and on January 11,12,19,26 at 2 pm. Tickets are $18 (senior/student tickets are $16 on matinees only). "

"Master Class" is the Tony Award winning play is based on a series of master classes in opera given at the Julliard School of Music by the renowned opera singer Maria Callas. Maria Callas herself is glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny all at the same time. Both dismayed and impressed by her students, Callas recalls glories of her own career. She tells her students about her younger years, her fierce hatred of her rivals, her battles with the press, her triumphs as well as her affair with Aristotle Onassis.

The cast of "Master Class" features Carla Kendall (of Wayne, NJ) as opera singer Maria Callas, Danielle Pennisi (of Cedar Grove, NJ) as Sharon, Jeff Dopson (of Lake Hiawatha, NJ) as Tony, Kelly Miller (of Dover, NJ) as Sophie, Ken Magos (of Maplewood, NJ) as Manny and Claudia Metz (of Boonton, NJ) in the role of Stagehand.

The Barn Theatre is located on Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Exit 47 from Route 287. For more reservations, information or directions, call The Barn Theatre Box Office at (973) 334-9320, or visit the Barn Theatre on the web at www.barntheatre.org