Kevin Johnson, Artistic Director


Written by Terrence McNally

Directed by Kevin Johnson
Associate Direction and Dramaturgy by James Reel
Music Direction by Elliot Jones
Lighting Design by Zachary Ciaburri

Featuring Betty Craig

with Kriste' Belt, Erich Covey and Katherine Mendelson
as the students
and Brian Levario as the Stagehand

Betty Craig as Maria Callas

Maria Callas, (portrayed by Betty Craig), a glamorous, commanding, larger-than-life, caustic, and surprisingly drop-dead funny pedagogue of a voice instructor. Alternately dismayed and impressed by the students who parade before her (Kriste' Belt, Erich P. Covey, Katherine Mendelson), she retreats into recollections about the glories of her own life and career. Included in her musings are her younger years as an ugly duckling, her fierce hatred of her rivals, the unforgiving press that savaged her early performances, her triumphs at La Scala and her affair with Aristotle Onassis. It all culminates into a tour de force about sacrifices made in the name of art.

At the Cabaret Space, Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave.

TICKETS: $15 - $27.50.

Preview, January 13: 7:30 pm, all seats $15
January 14, 15, 21, 22: 7:30pm
January 16, 23: 3pm