Musical Improv Level One Intensive

Musical Improv Level One Intensive with Michael Lutton and Frank Spitznagel

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Class Days: Mon-Fri 12pm - 3pm (in-person)
Begins: Aug 15, 2022
Ends: Aug 19, 2022
Price: $299

Check below to see the full schedule for each session, see if your class skips a week for a holiday, and check out the date and time of your class show(s).

Class Description


Immerse yourself in the world of Musical Improv for a whole week. Spend 15 hours working closely with Michael Lutton and Frank Spitznagel, the standard of excellence for Musical Improv training. Learn how to put your thoughts into song and take your scenes to the next level. Whether you are an experienced singer or not, you will learn to master duets, rock opera, charity songs, and more! Students who complete the intensive will be eligible for Musical Level Two.

All students will be asked to show proof of vaccination prior to the first session in order to participate in this class

NOTE: Current mask policy for musical classes is that masks are required for students. This is reassessed on an ongoing basis.

Instructor: Michael Lutton

Michael has been a Magnet instructor since 2011. He has travelled the country performing in festivals and has taught workshops in Boston and Washington, DC. He has also taught several corporate and team-building workshops.

He began improvising in 2006, and was lucky to train with teachers such as Armando Diaz, Rachel Hamilton, James Eason, and Tara Copeland.

Michael currently teaches Level 1, Level 4: Monoscene, Musical Improv Level 1 and Musical Improv Level 3.

In addition to his teaching duties, Michael is the Director of the Musical Improv Program at the Magnet.

Instructor: Frank Spitznagel

Frank Spitznagel is the Musical Director at Magnet Theater and a piano accompanist who frequently plays for such improv groups as I Eat Pandas, Veal, The Made-Up Musical, Gusto, and many others. He is a graduate of the Boston Conservatory of Music, where he studied piano performance. His work can be heard on several studio recordings. Frank has composed for Comedy Central and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He accompanied Itzhak Perlman in an original jazz composition by Benny Golson at Lincoln Center. He also played the American premiere of The Hired Man Off-Broadway. He has been musical director for productions such as Nunsense (all incarnations), A Chorus Line, Chicago City Limits, and several original musicals.

Full Session Schedule


Session Schedule*

  1. Aug 15, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  2. Aug 16, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  3. Aug 17, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  4. Aug 18, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  5. Aug 19, 2022, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)

Show Schedule*

  1. Aug 19, 2022, 5:30 PM
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street)
  2. *scheduling subject to change