David Craig, Singing Instructor, Dies
David Craig, a singing teacher whose students included many stars of stage and film musicals, died of lung cancer on Aug. 28 in Los Angeles. Craig began teaching in 1948 after attending the Juilliard School and City College. He was on the faculty at Carnegie-Mellon in 1986-87 and taught most recently at U.C.L.A.
Among his students were Broadway stars Barbara Harris and Tony Roberts, and film stars Roddy McDowall, Lucille Ball, and Raquel Welch.
He was also the arranger-music coordinator for the first Broadway revival of "Of Thee I Sing" and authored three books on performance preparation and technique.
Craig's wife, actress Nancy Walker, died in 1992. He is survived by his daughter, of Studio City, Cal.
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Learning to Talk and Listen
A free introductory workshop designed to help with the basic skills of everyday life, will be offered Sat. Sept. 19 from noon-1:30 p.m. at Performance of a Lifetime, 588 Broadway, Ste. 403 (between Houston and Prince sts). Advance registration required. Call (212) 343-2884.
"Somewhere in the City" --Director Offers Performers Seminar
Director Ramin Niami of the soon-to-be-released "Somewhere in The City," along with the film's casting director, Caroline Sinclair, will host a & A for performers on Sept. 20 at 5 pm, at New York Performance Works, 128 Chambers St., NYC. A range of topics will be discussed, including auditioning, Screen Actors Guild issues, rehearsal, and acting in front of a camera. Admission is free accompanied by a ticket stub from any QUAD screening. For more inf: (212) 566-1500.
Hunting for Bucks
TRU/PAR is sponsoring a panel on "Hunting for Bucks: the Who and How of Raising Money for Theatre."
Forming the panel will be Jeff Ash, producer of "Fool Moon," "Mind Games," "Mrs. Klein," and "Three Tall Women"; Fredrica Jarcho of The Greenwall Foundation; Bruce Lazarus, entertainment attorney and former business and legal affairs director for Walt Disney Theatrical; John Perrygo, an entertainment attorney with Dumler & Giroux; and Wendy Weiss, a marketing and communications consultant and coach, Mark Hough, MTC Development Director..
Date: Wed., Sept. 16 at 7:30. Call (212) 714-7628 for location and to inform in advance how many you expect to attend with you.