by David Luhrssen, Shepherd Express; Decades after her death, Maria Callas is still among the world’s best known opera stars. Every inch the diva, she was a temperamental force of nature and the power of her voice and her presence could never be ignored.
by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman; Angela Ianonne is reprising her role as the talented, controversial opera star Maria Callas to the delight of audiences at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s opening production in its 40th season - Terrence McNally’s “Master Class.”
by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World; In opening Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's 40th Anniversary season, Milwaukee actor Angela Iannone reprises the role of Maria Callas in Terrence McNally's Tony Award winning play Master Class this August.
by Dominique Paul Noth, Urban Milwaukee Dial; Watching a diva instruct advanced operatic voice students at Julliard in the 1970s inspired playwright Terrence McNally to create his own Broadway-bound 1990s version of Maria Callas in “Master Class,” a fascinating mesh of opera and dramatic psychology.
by Paul Kosidowsk, Milwaukee Magazine; For a play saturated with some of the most glorious and dramatic music ever written, it’s somehow fitting that one of the most memorable moments of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Master Class is a deep and harrowing silence
by Russ Bickerstaff, Express Milwaukee; Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class is a perfectly enjoyable drama. Angela Iannone will doubtlessly be praised quite a bit for her performance as opera legend Maria Callas teaching students at the end of her career.
by Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; ... From the minute this Callas stages her first dramatic entrance — having made us wait, along with her accompanist (a delightfully droll Brian Myers, doubling as music director) — it's all-out war on anyone or anything that isn't sufficiently reverent in what she'll tell us is a "holy place": the theater.
by Matthew Reddin, Wisconsin Gazette; There may not be enough superlatives in my vocabulary to properly explain why Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s season-opening production of Master Class can't be missed.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan, Broadway World; The experienced MCT cast in cooperation with young talent from Marquette University's gift the audience with an evening of welcome laughter despite this never ending Midwest winter, still present in April. A night of pure entertainment shined in the Broadway Theatre Center, staged in the rich, Rococo decorated Cabot Theatre, a perfect setting for the1930's, two room hotel suite where all the miscued and misguided action occurs.
by Julie McHale, Waukesha Freeman; The winner of two Tony Awards and often called the second-funniest farce ever written, “Lend Me a Tenor” by Ken Ludwig has been chosen by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre for its finale of the season.