Dancers Corner - Notes from Terry Clark
Hello all. I’m back from a fast trip to New York to take classes, see a few shows and eat some good food. I managed to fit four shows in on this trip. The first that I’d like to write about is “Master Class” with Tyne Daly at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. I have admit that I didn’t know what I was in for because I’d never seen the play before and wasn’t familiar with it. The story is about Maria Callas the opera singer who was also Aristotle Onassis’ mistress. After she lost her voice, Callas taught some classes at Juilliard and Terrence McNally turned that situation into a play.
Not only did Tyne have to speak Italian, and German, she also had to do the play with a Greek accent. Her monologues were amazing, along with a fabulous sense of timing. Her singing was also spot on. I must say she was brilliant in this roll. She was Maria Callas. If she doesn’t win a Tony for this performance, there’s something wrong with the Universe. The other singers and actors were fine, but the show is Tyne Daly. If you get a chance to see her in this play, do not hesitate.