Adult Workshops

In our adult workshops students can expect to receive coaching and feedback to further hone their skills while making industry connections that can help move their careers to the next level. The focus of our adult workshops range from seminars on the business of show business to agent showcases to workshops focused on specific skills like dance or on-camera acting.

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March 2018

Stamford JCC: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905 United States
March 26, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Ages 7- Adults | Monday, Mar. 26

Join Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) for a one-day musical theatre HAMILTON theme workshop! Andrew will teach lucky participants a song and dance combo from HAMILTON and also host a lively Question and Answer Session about his experience in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring American Tale! Andrew will also be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills! LEARN MORE

April 2018

Top L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett (Industry Entertainment Partners) Teaches Monologue Masterclasses

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 9:45 pm EDT

Ages 7 – Adults  |  All Skill Levels  |  There will be 3 Sessions (split by age) with Mitchell on Saturday, April 14th. Take 1 or more!

All Sessions Sold Out!
Email us to join the wait list!

Work with powerhouse L.A. based Talent Manager Mr. Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners where will be managing Luke Benward (Life of the Party), Thomasin Mckenzie (Leave No Trace), Danielle Campbell (The Originals), Navia Robinson (Ravens Home), Abigail Pniowsky (Ten Days In The Valley), Anna Pniowsky (Light of My Life), Atticus Shaffer (The Middle), Jessy Schram (Last Resort), Isabella Acres (Hello My Name Is Doris), Elizabeth Ludlow (Godzilla: King Of Monsters), and Diamond White (Boo 2- A Madea Halloween).

Mitchell, the former Senior Vice President of CESD Talent Divisions in Los Angeles and New York, built a renowned scouting operation for young talent and continues to discover the next generation of distinctive artists. His storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, LA and across the USA. LEARN MORE

** Superstar session - credits cannot be applied toward this program.

Agent Night with 4 Top Talent Agents for Adults

Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
April 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Space is Limited  |  Ages 18 & Up  |  Wednesday, April 18

Work with 4 Top Talent Agents! The impressive lineup of Agents who are actively scouting for theatre, film, TV, commercial and voiceover actors include Julia Watkinson of CESD, Talia Edelhelt of Abrams Artists, Ellery Sandhu of Avalon Artists and Harrison Post of HCKR (Harden-Curtis & Assoc.)!

Perform one of the following pieces for the agents: a 1-minute monologue of your choice OR a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song. We will provide a music director for singers. LEARN MORE

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7-11 and 12 & up, groups split by age  |  Sunday, Apr. 29

Only a few spots left in Session 1 and 1 Spot Left in Session 2!

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting featured on both The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone! Wendy is a dynamic and influential director. She is currently directing Disney’s WALK THE PRANK and she was also the director of Disney’s #1 family sitcom, LIV AND MADDIE!

Wendy has worked on-set with actors on BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER, I DIDN’T DO IT, A.N.T. FARM, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, SONNY WITH A CHANCE, I’M IN THE BAND, HANNAH MONTANA, as well as many Nickelodeon and Disney Channel pilots! LEARN MORE

May 2018

HAMILTON Star Workshop Brought to you by ACANY & Kids On Stage LA

St. Augustine’s Pierson Rehearsal Hall, 1227 4th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401 United States
May 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Ages 7-adult | All Skill Levels | Saturday, May 5

ACANY in Conjunction with KIDS on Stage LA Presents HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle.

Join Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) for a one-day musical theatre HAMILTON theme workshop! Andrew will teach lucky participants a dance combo from HAMILTON and also host a lively Question and Answer Session about his experience in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring American Tale! Andrew will also be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills! LEARN MORE

June 2018
agent day sunday june 10

Agent Day with 4 Top Talent Agents

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
June 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

When: Sunday, June 10
Ages: 7 - Adults split up by age (7-11 in one room and 12+ in the other)


Ages 7 - 11
Session 1, 10 AM - 1 PM -
 Sold Out! Join Waitlist Here!
Session 2, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM - Sold Out! Join Waitlist Here!

Ages 12 - 20's
Session 1, 10 AM - 1 PM  Sold Out! Join Waitlist Here!

Session 2, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM  Sold Out! Join Waitlist Here!

Lucky participants have the amazing opportunity to work with either 2 or 4 Top NYC Talent Agents in either a 1/2 day workshop or a full day 6.5 hour workshop!

We are bringing in Stephanie Corvino (CESD), Alice Skiba (Carson Kolker), Chris Cooper (FBI) and David Gilbert (Zuri Talent Agency)! These agents represent theatre, film, TV, and voice-over!

The Agents are always looking for talent and many students have been picked up from classes and are now working!

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August 2018

L.A. Film & TV Casting Director Robyn Owen’s On-Camera Workshops

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
August 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 12, 2018 @ 5:30 pm EDT

Separate Sessions for Ages 7-12 & 12+ |  All Skill Levels  |  Saturday, Aug. 11 & Sunday, Aug. 12  |  $195.00

Robyn will be teaching 4 sessions, sign up for 1 or more!

Saturday, August 11
Session 1: Ages: 7 – 12, Time: 10 AM – 1:30 PM
Session 2: Ages: 12+, Time: 2 PM– 5:30 PM Sold Out! Email us to join the wait list!
Where: Pearl Studios - 500 8th Ave

Sunday, August 12
Session 1: Ages: 7 – 12, Time: 10 AM – 1:30 PM
Session 2: Ages: 12+, Time: 2 PM– 5:30 PM Sold Out! Email us to join the wait list!
Where: Pearl Studios - 500 8th Ave

Work one-on-one with Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn casts important big-budget feature films including the highly anticipated Disney film A WRINKLE IN TIME starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon (March 2018 release).

Current projects also include the big-budget film ETHYREA: CODE OF THE BRETHREN, THE ‘57 BUSHVILLE CHAMPS, LOVE IS A HURTIN’ THING and the TV Series SHOTS FIRED.

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Adult Agent Night

Adult Agent Night

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

SPACE IS LIMITED | Ages 18 & Up | Wednesday, August 15 | Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional); Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 PM  |  $145.00

The impressive lineup of Agents who are actively scouting for theatre, film, TV, commercial and voiceover actors include Craig Holzberg of Avalon, Sandy Gunar of Avanti, Danny Prather of Hudson Artists Agency, and Jackie Gubow of Professional Artists Talent Agency!

Ages: 18 & Up
When: Wednesday, August 15
Time: Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional); Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: Pearl Studios - 500 8th Ave, NYC. Room 408

Pre-Audition Prep: 6 – 7 p.m. (optional)
If you choose, arrive at 6 p.m. and brush up and hone your audition material before performing for the agents with ACANY pros!

Agent Session: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Perform for 4 Top Agents and receive feedback from these actively scouting industry pros!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

September 2018

Drop In: Commercial Acting & Improvisation for the Camera – Fall 2018

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
September 22, 2018 @ 11:00 am - December 15, 2018 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Ages 10+ | All Skill Levels | Saturdays, Sept. 22 - Dec. 15  |  11 AM - 12:30 PM  |  $75 per class

You MUST register for this class in advance. Class is capped at 16 students. Sign up for one class or multiple classes! Register as late as the morning of class!

Instructor: On-Camera & Broadway Actor Morgan Weed (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, PERSON OF INTEREST, ELEMENTARY)

Focus of Class: Learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera. Moreover, learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression in the audition room and how to identify clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow you to deliver material in a way that will set you apart in auditions.

Final Showcase: The final class will feature a showcase for family, friends, and scouting Talent Reps!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

October 2018

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20's, 2 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, Oct. 20 | Cost 195.00

Work one-on-one with Alexandre Bleau of Carnahan Casting and Roundabout Theatre Company, the casting office behind many beloved Broadway shows!

In addition to singing and getting feedback on your 32-bar cut, Alexandre will offer his opinion on whether your song is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent.

Alexandre Bleau’s impressive list of Broadway credits includes HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, the upcoming MOULIN ROUGE, GROUNDHOG DAY, AMELIE, SKYLIGHT, CONSTELLATIONS, and THE RIVER and many UK, Old Globe, regional and national tour productions! Carnahan Casting is also responsible for casting shows such as FUN HOME and MATILDA!

Humble brag moment: Lots of our students starred in the Broadway and National Tours of these shows!

Learn how to snag a coveted role in a Broadway Show or National Tour!

LEARN MORE or Visit Kravis.org to Register

DC/VA WICKED & Audition Technique Workshop with WICKED Cast Member Desi Oakley (Elphaba)

Bryant Alternative High School Auditorium, 2709 Popkins Lane
Alexandria, VA 22306 United States
October 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Ages 7-18  | All Skill Levels | 12 PM – 4 PM | Saturday, Oct 20 | 195.00

PART 1: WICKED Workshop
Join Broadway Cast Member of WICKED, Desi Oakley who played Elphaba & Nessarose on the Great White Way for a one-day musical theatre WICKED themed workshop! Participants will learn a WICKED song and dance combo with Broadway Cast Member, Desi Oakley and a professional Music Director. Desi will also host a lively Question and Answer Session about her experience in this ‘popular’ musical and will be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills!

PART 2: Audition Technique with Desi Oakley
Whether you want to go pro or not, learn how to snag a coveted role in a local or professional production! Broadway Cast Member, Desi Oakley and our wonderful Music Director will offer helpful feedback and coaching on 16 bar cut mock auditions and will teach participants proper audition protocol and technique! 

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

November 2018

Tara Rubin Casting Director Peter Van Dam Teaches Musical Theatre Audition Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 15-adult | Sunday, Nov. 4 | 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.  |  Cost 185.00

Work one-on-one with Peter Van Dam, Casting Director at Tara Rubin Casting, the casting office behind Broadway hits such as DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE BAND’S VISIT, ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, PHANTOM, SUMMER, and this season’s highly anticipated KING KONG!

Tara Rubin Casting is also responsible for casting national tours of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, A BRONX TALE, FALSETTOS, SMOKEY JOE’s CAFÉ, MISS SAIGON, LES MIS, JERSEY BOYS, ALADDIN, and PHANTOM, just to name a few!

Peter Van Dam began his casting career at Carnahan Casting / Roundabout Theatre Company, where some of his Broadway credits include TOOTSIE, HEAD OVER HEELS, and ANGELS IN AMERICA, as well as THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (Vineyard Theatre), CHESS (The Kennedy Center), WONDERFUL TOWN (LA Opera), and NICE FISH (A.R.T./St. Ann’s Warehouse/West End).

Sing for top Casting Director, Peter Van Dam and get his expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FROZEN Star, Robert Creighton’s FROZEN Themed Workshop

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20 | Saturday, Nov. 10 | Cost 165.00

Join Broadway Star of FROZEN, Robert Creighton (Duke of Weselton), for a musical theatre FROZEN themed workshop! Robert is a true Broadway legend having starred in shows such as THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, CHICAGO and more! 

Learn a song and dance combo with Robert, participate in a most riveting Q&A and bring your playbills because everyone will get a pic with Robert and a signed autograph!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Top Talent Agent David Gilbert of Zuri Model & Talent Agency Teaches Audition Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20s | Saturday, Nov 10 | Cost 125.00

Work on audition technique with David Gilbert of Zuri Model & Talent Agency, a bi-coastal firm! This class is for singers and non-singers!

Perform for the Talent Agent who will offer feedback and coaching on your presentation, interpretation and audition technique!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

December 2018

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett Teaches Monologue Masterclass

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 1, 2018

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-Adults, 3 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, Dec. 1 | Cost 195.00

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Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in a monologue masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, LA and across the USA.

Focus of Class: Learn Mitchell Gossett’s ‘ACTions’ approach to delivering a memorable performance, perform a monologue for Mitchell Gossett, receive insightful coaching and feedback from Mitchell Gossett, perform a mock audition for Mr. Gossett, and walk away with personalized feedback.

Class will conclude with a Q&A and session for parents and students!

Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Miley Cyrus (The Last Song), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Darren Criss (Glee), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman), and many, many others.

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Tony Award Nominee, Taylor Louderman (MEAN GIRLS, BRING IT ON, PETER PAN LIVE!) Audition Masterclass

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 9, 2018 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-18 | Sunday, Dec. 9 | 9:45 AM - 1 PM | Cost 195.00

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Taylor Louderman, Tony Nominee for her role as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS is teaching a musical theatre audition technique masterclass!

Taylor will be working one-on-one with each student! Sing a 32 bar mock audition for Taylor who will offer each student individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique and song interpretation!

As if that weren't enough, learn if your song is a good showcase of you and your unique talents!

Class will conclude with a Q&A and photo session with this Tony Nominee!

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January 2019

NEWSIES & Audition Workshop with Laurie Veldheer in Syracuse, NY

Peaceful Schools Training Center, 161 Intrepid Lane
Syracuse, NY 13205 United States
January 12 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

Ages 7-20  |  All Skill Levels  |  Saturday, January 12 | 1:30 - 5:30 PM | Cost: 185.00

Work with Broadway Star, Laurie Veldheer of NEWSIES & MAMMA MIA! and a music director on a NEWSIES song and dance combo from this beloved smash hit and on audition technique!

After we learn a NEWSIES song and dance combo, participants will sing a 16 bar cut and we will conduct mock auditions. Get feedback on your audition tech from Laurie

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

MEAN GIRLS & Audition Workshop with MEAN GIRLS Actor, Cheech Manohar (Kevin G)

JCC of the Lehigh Valley, 702 N 22nd St.
Allentown, PA 18104 United States
January 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7 & Up | Monday, Jan. 21 | 12 - 4 p.m. | Cost: Members 165.00, Non-Members 175.00

Join a Broadway Star of MEAN GIRLS, Cheech Manohar (Kevin G), for a MEAN GIRLS musical theatre workshop! Participants will learn a MEAN GIRLS song and dance combo with Cheech who will also host a lively Q&A about his experience in Broadway’s newest smash hit!

Even if you don’t want to go pro, Cheech Manohar will offer helpful feedback and coaching on mock auditions and will teach participants how to snag a coveted role in a school, community theatre or professional production!

A fun Q&A session will be held with Cheech Manohar!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

All Skill Levels | Ages 7 & Up | Monday, Jan. 21 | 1 - 5 p.m. | Cost: Members 175.00, Non-Members 185.00

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Join a Broadway Star of MEAN GIRLS, Brendon Stimson (NEWSIES, SOMETHING ROTTEN, WEST SIDE STORY), for a MEAN GIRLS musical theatre workshop! Participants will learn a MEAN GIRLS song and dance combo with Brendon who will also host a lively Q&A about his experience in Broadway’s newest smash hit!

Even if you don’t want to go pro, Brendon will offer helpful feedback and coaching on mock auditions and will teach participants how to snag a coveted role in a school, community theatre or professional production!

A fun Q&A session will be held with the Broadway Star!

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February 2019

Agent Day with 4 Bi-Coastal Agents from CESD, Abrams, Stewart and DDO

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 2

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-20s (Divided into rooms by age) | Saturday, Feb. 2 | Cost: 195.00/290.00

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Focus:
3 Hour AM Workshop - Film & TV
• Mock television and film auditions
• 2 Agents will offer guidance, feedback and coaching on both individual and chemistry read mock auditions (scenes will be sent a few days in advance)

3 Hour PM Workshop - Musical Theatre OR Acting
•Perform either a one minute monologue OR a 16-bar cut. A music director will be provided for singers. Monologues will be sent in advance for straight actors.
•Actors will receive one-on-one coaching on their presentation, interpretation and audition technique from 2 scouting Agents!

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