[Capdist-announce] Two events at Capital Rep featuring "the voice of Hollywood, " Marni Nixon

Development Associate development2 at capitalrep.org
Tue Jan 30 13:50:51 EST 2007

We are writing to let you know about two exciting events that are coming
up for Capital Rep in the next few weeks featuring our special guest
Marni Nixon. (See below for biographical information.)
The first is a Master Class in Voice for classical and musical theatre
singers conducted by Marni Nixon that we are presenting on Sunday,
February 4 in collaboration with the Creative & Performing Arts
Department at Russell Sage College in Troy.  Even if you don't or can't
sing, you are welcome to join us at Bush Memorial Hall at Russell Sage
College and see a master at work as she passes on her wisdom and
insights to up and coming artists. (See details and fees below.)
The second is our second session of The Insiders, our new signature
fundraising event where you get to her the inside scoop on the world of
star performers in our very own theatre.  Join us on Monday February 5
at 7:00 pm as our own WNYT Channel 13 anchor Benita Zahn has an intimate
conversation with "the voice of Hollywood," Marni Nixon, who just
recently released her tell all autobiography, "I Could Have Sung All
Night."  Then stay for a book and CD signing, dessert and champagne and
mingle with Ms. Nixon herself and a crowd of other Capital Rep
supporters. (See details and ticket information below.)
We'll hope you'll join us in welcoming Ms. Nixon and attend one or both
of these events.  And if you can't make it, but know someone else who
would love it, please pass the word on.
Rebeca Torres
Special Event & Annual Fund Coordinator
Capital Repertory Theatre
111 N. Pearl St.
Albany, NY 12207
518.462.4531 x236
development2 at capitalrep.org
www.capitalrep.org <http://www.capitalrep.org/> 
Capital Repertory Theatre 
The Creative & Performing Arts Department at Russell Sage College
Master Class in Voice
for classical and theatre singers
Conducted by
Marni Nixon
Sunday, February 4, 2007
1 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bush Memorial Hall at Russell Sage College
(Corner of Congress and First Streets, Troy, NY)
Registration Fees:
Participant (limited to 8 people) $30 - FULL
Ms. Nixon will provide hands-on instruction to only 8 participants for
the benefit of the entire class.
Participants were selected by audition on January 28, 2007.  
Non-student auditor $20
Everyone welcome, singers and non-singers alike!  Please register by
Friday, February 2, 2007.
Student auditor (w/ valid ID) $5
Current students of all ages welcome! Please register by Friday,
February 2, 2007.
For more information and to register for an audition or to audit the
please call Rebeca Torres at 518.462.4531 x236.  
Capital Repertory Theatre Cordially Invites You To
The Insiders
An Intimate Conversation With Marni Nixon
Monday, February 5, 2007
7:00 PM  at Capital Repertory Theatre
Tickets: $50 per person
Includes interview with Marni Nixon and champagne/dessert reception
Honorary Committee Tickets: $200 per person
Includes interview with Marni Nixon; pre-event meet-and-greet reception
before the interview (with hors d'oeuvres  by Angelo's 677 Prime and
complimentary wine); name in event program and event invitation;
champagne/dessert reception following
RSVP by February 2, 2007
Call (518) 462-4531 Ext. 236
The Insiders is Capital Repertory Theatre's new fundraising event
series. The Insiders features stars of stage and screen revealing the
secrets of the theatre and entertainment worlds in an Inside the Actor's
Studio-style interview (conducted by WNYT News Channel 13 anchor Benita
Zahn) on the Capital Rep stage. Proceeds from The Insiders will fund
Capital Rep's 2006-2007 season productions, as well as the theatre's
education and outreach programs which reach more than 24,000 students
throughout the Capital Region.
  Marni Nixon is perhaps best known as "the ghostess with the mostest"
for being the singing voice of Deborah Kerr, Natalie Wood and Audrey
Hepburn in the Motion Pictures and on the Soundtracks of The King and I,
An Affair to Remember, West Side Story, and My Fair Lady.  Her career
includes Opera, Chamber and Symphony, Oratorio soloist and Grammy
Nominated recordings both Popular and Classical.  Awards include Four
Emmys for Best Actress on her children's TV show called Boomerang and
two Gold records for Songs for Mary Poppins and Mulan (voice of Gandma
Fa), 2 Classical Grammy Nominations.  Broadway roles include Heidi
Schiller in Sondheim's Follies, and she originated the roles of Sadie
McKibben in Opal, Edna in Taking My Turn, and Aunt Kate in James Joyce's
the Dead (also on tour in LA and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC).
Regional and Off-Broadway her roles include Nurse in Shakespeare's Romeo
& Juliet, Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, and Eunice Miller in Kander and
Ebb's "70, Girls, 70". She originated the role of Mrs. Wilson in the
premiere of Richard Wagner's Opera Ballymore at Skylight Opera in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (taped for PBS).  Film roles include Aunt Alice in
I Think I Do and Sister Sophia in The Sound of Music. Miss Nixon also
appears as a musical comedy and cabaret performer, opera diva, stage
actress, symphony guest artist in both classical and "pops" repertoire,
recitalist, recording artist, television raconteuse and chanteuse.  A
much sought after judge of Metropolitan Opera Auditions, National
Association of Teachers and Singing, etc. Miss Nixon presents Master
Classes in Colleges and Universities and teaches privately throughout
the USA. Indicative of her unique status in the theatrical and musical
worlds, Marni Nixon has the honor to be included among the few legendary
singers listed in The New Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians
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