Off-Broadway Productions

 

ACANY’s Fall 2019 Main-Stage Show

Actors 12 – 20 Eligible

A CHORUS LINE is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, A CHORUS LINE was instantly recognized as a classic.

Concerned about this dance heavy show? Not to worry! Our main priority is casting strong actors who can sing! 

Audition Material TBA!

Audition Dates, Times and Location

When: Sat, September 7 from 3 – 6 p.m. or Sun, September 8 from 3 – 6 p.m. or Monday, September 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sign in 15 minutes prior to audition time. Callbacks held the same day.
Where: Saturday and Sunday Audition Dates at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.; Monday auditions held at our office, 200 W. 60th St.
*Wear character or jazz shoes. If you do not own dance shoes, please bring socks. Wear comfortable clothes that you can move in.

Via Video
Can’t make the in-person audition? The deadline to submit a video audition is Friday, September 6!
Click Here for Self-Tape Guidelines & Video Submission Instructions

Conflicts: We will accept 2-3 pre-approved absences. We will be filming each rehearsal. You will be expected to review the material before the next rehearsal.

Rehearsal Schedule
When: Sundays, September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10;
When: Fridays, October 4, 18
Sunday Time: 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Friday Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.
*Only leads will be called for Friday rehearsals unless otherwise noted
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave
Tech Week: Monday, November 11 – Thursday, November 14
*Each cast will be called for 2 nights of tech

Performance Dates
When: Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 (each cast will perform 2 shows)
Cast 1: Saturday, November 16 at 4 p.m. & Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
Cast 2: Saturday, November 16 at 7 p.m. & Sunday, November 17 at 4 p.m.
Where: The Riverside Theatre – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC
Tuition if Cast: 835.00 *includes a beautiful production T-Shirt! Payment plans available.

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ACANY’s Fall 2019 Full-Scale Production

Actors 7 – 13 Eligible

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Audition Material TBA!

Audition Dates, Times and Location

When: Sat, September 7 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Sun, September 8 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. or Monday, September 9 from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sign in 15 minutes prior to audition time. Callbacks held the same day.
Where: Saturday and Sunday Audition Dates at Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.; Monday auditions held at our office, 200 W. 60th St.

Via Video
Can’t make the in-person audition? The deadline to submit a video audition is Friday, September 6!
Click Here for Self-Tape Guidelines & Video Submission Instructions

Conflicts: We will accept 2-3 pre-approved absences. We will be filming each rehearsal. You will be expected to review the material before the next rehearsal.

Rehearsal Schedule
When: Sundays, September 22, 29; October 6, 13, 20, 27; November 3, 10
Time: 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave
Tech Night: Friday, Nov. 15, 3:30-9:30 p.m.
*Tech is mandatory 

Performance Dates
When: Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17 (each cast will perform 2 shows)
The Olaf Cast: Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 1 p.m.
The Sven Cast: Saturday, November 16 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, November 17 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: The Riverside Theatre – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC
Tuition if Cast: 775.00 *includes a beautiful production T-Shirt! Payment plans available.

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ACANY’s Summer 2019 Production

Be in the WORLD PREMIERE of a new work!

Learn about the rewards and challenges of creating a character from the ground up, and working with a developing script.

Brief Plot Summary: The Mortanas, a family of scientists from a galaxy far away, arrive on earth for their latest anthropological experiment. They’re here to learn about humans, and their ability for both compassion and destruction. They’ve taken over a local escape room and have transformed it into a lab for various tests on their unknowing subjects. So when Iris, a teenage girl and escape room enthusiast, shows up for her 14th birthday party with her two best friends, Mickey and Daphne, she doesn’t suspect an alien invasion to be the reason for the recent changes to the escape room. But it’s not long before the kids, along with several hostages trapped along the way, learn that this escape room is much more than they bargained for.

Staged Performance: The week will culminate in the WORLD PREMIERE of ESCAPE! for an audience filled with family, friends, and industry guests!

Last Summer, A Class Act NY produced the World Premiere of PSYKIDZ, a new musical by Bobby Cronin to rave reviews! PSYKIDZ has continued to develop since then and been covered in BroadwayWorld and other publications! Read the BroadwayWorld article here!

Ages: 9 – 19
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
When: Monday, Aug. 19 – Friday, Aug. 23
Where: Pearl Studios- 500 8th Ave
Cost, if cast: 1050.00

Audition in person or via video!

Audition Date: March 10 from 1-3PM or via video!
Where: 200 W 60th St. Apt. 28E
Prepare: 32 Bars of an uptempo, contemporary Musical Theatre Song. Please bring a second, contrasting cut in case we’d like to hear more!

Video Submission deadline is March 8. Video Instructions can be found here!

Meet Matt Patrick Walsh
Matt Patrick Walsh is a composer, lyricist, and playwright. He is a graduate of Marymount Manhattan College (BA), Hunter College (MA) and the BMI Musical Theatre Workshop. His show, “How’s This Sound?!” has received multiple sold-out runs at The Duplex in NYC.

Matt’s projects include Jealous Husband Returns in Form of Parrot (with Nathan Brisby, dir. Tom Wojtunik, SoundBites Festival: TheatreNowNY), The Coincidentals (with Emma Jeszke, The Pitch: Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival), How’s This Sound?! (The Duplex), The Adventures of Manny McDougal, and Zombie Friend. His original material has also been featured at the Detention Series (Primary Stages), Tune in Time (The Triad Theatre), The Metropolitan Room, 54 Below, The 2012 and 2017 Annual Gala (The Duplex), Pianos, The Bowery Electric, Rockwood Music Hall, The 45th Street Theatre and Arlene’s Grocery. He has also competed in over ten national video game jams as a composer and sound designer. He is a member of BMI and The Dramatists Guild.

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ACANY’s Spring 2019 Main Stage Production

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that weren’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s ‘normal’ boyfriend and his parents.

Rehearsal Schedule
When: Sundays,  January 27; February 3, 10; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Friday, February 1 & Friday, March 1
Sunday Time: 1:30 – 6 p.m.
Friday Time: 6 – 9:30 p.m.
*Only leads will be called for Friday rehearsals unless otherwise noted
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave
Tech Week: Monday-Thursday April 1 – 4, 4 – 9:30 p.m. at The Riverside  Theater – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC (Each Cast will be Called for 2 of 4 Tech Nights!)

Performance Dates
When: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 (each cast will perform 2 shows)
The Creepy Cast: Saturday, April 6 at 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
The Kooky Cast: Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at  4 p.m.
Where: The Riverside  Theater – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC

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ACANY’s Spring 2019 Full-Scale Production

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wise-cracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he’s handed a task – if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn’t be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Rehearsal Schedule
When: Sundays, January 27, February 3, 10, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 from 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave
Tech Night: Friday, April 5, 3:30 – 9:30 p.m. at The Riverside Theater – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC

Performance Dates
When: Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7 (each cast will perform 2 shows)
Happily Ever After Cast: Saturday, April 6 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 1 p.m.
Once Upon A Time Cast: Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. and Sunday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Where: The Riverside Theater – 91 Claremont Ave., NYC

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Past Productions

  • Fall 2018: The Drowsy Chaperone and Peter Pan Jr. at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2018: Godspell and Seussical Jr.
  • Fall 2017: The Little Mermaid Jr. and Les Miserables School Edition at The Riverside Theatre
  • Spring 2017: Aladdin Jr. and Spamalot Young@Part at the 52nd St. Project
  • Fall 2016: Annie Jr. and Urinetown at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2016: Beauty and the Beast Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2015: Honk Jr. and Thoughoughly Modern Millie Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Spring 2015: Legally Blonde Jr. at the 52nd St Project
  • Fall 2014: Seussical Jr. and High School Musical Jr. at The York Theatre
  • Spring 2014: The Little Mermaid Jr. at Manhattan Movment and Art Center
  • Fall 2013: Into the Woods Jr. Manhattan Movment and Art Center