In-Person Musical Improv Level Two

In-Person Musical Improv Level Two with Michael Lutton & Frank Spitznagel

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Class Description

Taking the fundamentals you learned in level one, Musical Improv Level 2 shows you how to make your improvised scenes and songs look and feel more like a Broadway musical! Exercises in listening and emotional commitment will give you the solid scene-work you need to launch into songs. Also, you will explore different song styles, learning about want songs, philosophy songs, charm songs, and metaphor songs. 8 weeks of classes followed by a class performance. Prerequisite: Musical Improv Level One

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*

  • Sep 25, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Oct 2, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Oct 9, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Oct 16, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Oct 23, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Oct 30, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 6, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • Nov 13, 2021, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    at Magnet Theater
    (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)

Show Schedule*

  • #1 - Nov 20, 2021, 6:00 PM
    at Magnet Theater (254 W. 29th Street btwn 7th/8th)
  • *scheduling subject to change