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February 2018

Wayne, NJ – Presidents Day: Wicked Star, Clyde Alves & Top Talent Pro Workshop

Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470 United States
February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7 – 18  |  Monday, Feb. 19 (Presidents Day, No School)!

Learn a WICKED Song and Dance Combo with WICKED Star, Clyde Alves (WICKED, ON THE TOWN, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, ANYTHING GOES, HAIRSPRAY, OKLAHOMA, and MUSIC MAN). Clyde will also treat students to an engaging Q&A and an autograph and photo session! Students will also work with top NYC Talent Manager, Stephanie Artuso of Shirley Grant Management on musical theatre audition technique. Stephanie will conduct mock auditions and offer insightful feedback and coaching. Class concludes with a showbiz Q&A.

NEW HAMPSHIRE: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

The Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 50 Reservoir Rd
Meredith, NH 03253 United States
February 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Ages 7 – Adults | Monday Feb. 19 (Presidents Day, No School)

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!

March 2018

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-20 | Sunday, March 4

Train with DEAR EVAN HANSEN Star, Michael Lee Brown!

Don’t miss a unique opportunity to work with a star from the 9-time Tony Nominated Show, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Michael Lee Brown! Michael has been a part of DEAR EVAN HANSEN from the very beginning and understudies Evan Hansen, Jared Kleinman and Connor Murphy! LEARN MORE

Ages 7 – Adults | Friday Mar. 9, Saturday Mar. 10, & Sunday Mar. 11

Take one or more on-camera intensives with powerhouse Los Angeles Casting Director, producer and show biz mentor, Joey Paul Jensen of JP Casting.
 
Joey Paul Jensen (CSA) has been a driving force in Hollywood for over 20 years! She co-produced and cast Sony’s SOUL SURFER starring Dennis Quad, Helen Hunt and AnnaSophia Robb and the film debut of Carrie Underwood! Since 1994, Joey has cast live action and animated series for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Hallmark, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS. She has been instrumental in starting the acting careers of Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Jason Earles, Kyle Massey and Naya Rivera among others! Her office, JP Casting is a full service casting company with over 50 feature film credits and more than 500 hours of episodic television. Joey received the prestigious Artios Award for Casting "That's So Raven" along with 12 other nominations.
 
Gain invaluable insight into the audition process from one of the industries most respected in-the-know professionals! LEARN MORE

Ages 7 – Adults | Saturday, Mar. 10

Take one or more on-camera intensives with powerhouse Los Angeles Casting Director, producer and show biz mentor, Joey Paul Jensen of JP Casting.
 
Joey Paul Jensen (CSA) has been a driving force in Hollywood for over 20 years! She co-produced and cast Sony’s SOUL SURFER starring Dennis Quad, Helen Hunt and AnnaSophia Robb and the film debut of Carrie Underwood! Since 1994, Joey has cast live action and animated series for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Hallmark, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS. She has been instrumental in starting the acting careers of Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Jason Earles, Kyle Massey and Naya Rivera among others! Her office, JP Casting is a full service casting company with over 50 feature film credits and more than 500 hours of episodic television. Joey received the prestigious Artios Award for Casting "That's So Raven" along with 12 other nominations.
 
Gain invaluable insight into the audition process from one of the industries most respected in-the-know professionals! LEARN MORE

Ages 7 – Adults | Friday Mar. 9, Saturday Mar. 10, & Sunday Mar. 11

Take one or more on-camera intensives with powerhouse Los Angeles Casting Director, producer and show biz mentor, Joey Paul Jensen of JP Casting.
 
Joey Paul Jensen (CSA) has been a driving force in Hollywood for over 20 years! She co-produced and cast Sony’s SOUL SURFER starring Dennis Quad, Helen Hunt and AnnaSophia Robb and the film debut of Carrie Underwood! Since 1994, Joey has cast live action and animated series for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Hallmark, FOX, CBS, ABC, NBC and PBS. She has been instrumental in starting the acting careers of Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Jason Earles, Kyle Massey and Naya Rivera among others! Her office, JP Casting is a full service casting company with over 50 feature film credits and more than 500 hours of episodic television. Joey received the prestigious Artios Award for Casting "That's So Raven" along with 12 other nominations.
 
Gain invaluable insight into the audition process from one of the industries most respected in-the-know professionals! LEARN MORE

6-Week Voice Over Class

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Ages 10-18! Sunday Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, Mar. 4, 11!

Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make bold, gutsy choices that are original and specific, and outside of the box. Learn the art of voiceover acting in a professional recording studio! Learn how to create living, breathing animated characters for cartoons and animated feature films. We will also work on naturalistic reads for commercials, and radio spots. Class culminates with a performance in the studio for a top VO Casting Director and two actively scouting VO Agents!

5-Week By Audition Only: On-Camera Commercial Acting

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Ages 7 –11! Sunday Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, Mar. 4, 11! By Audition or Invite ONLY!

Video Audition Instructions: One-minute monologue from a play. Monologues MUST be memorized. If you need help finding a monologue, please contact our office. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

Commercial acting is harder than it looks! You never get the copy in advance so it’s almost always a COLD READ AUDITION! Young actors will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions. Budding thespians will learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression on both casting directors and on ad agency executives! Improvisation also plays a crucial role in commercial auditions. Actors will learn to identify comedic clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow them to deliver material in a way that will set them apart in their auditions. Sharpen your improv skills and learn how to incorporate them into your performance. The 5-week program culminates with a Final Showcase for friends, family as well as Talent Reps in which students have an opportunity to showcase their talent. The class is geared toward young actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required.

5-Week By Audition Only: Cabaret Performance

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
March 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Ages 7 – 11 and 12 - 19! Sunday Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, Mar. 4, 11! By Audition or Invite ONLY!

Video Audition Instructions: Please sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre song. Click here  for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

Students will learn the in’s and out’s and the art of creating a memorable and exceptional cabaret performance! Topics will include mic technique, how to write “patter” (the spoken lines between songs), and how to create a unique performance! The class will conclude with the chance to perform a solo in an ACANY Cabaret! The class is geared toward young actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required.

5-Week Commercial Acting

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
March 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until March 11, 2018

Ages 7 – 11! Sunday Jan. 28, Feb. 4, 11, Mar. 4, 11!

Commercial acting is harder than it looks! You never get the copy in advance so it’s almost always a COLD READ AUDITION! Young actors will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions. Budding thespians will learn how to quickly analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression on both casting directors and on ad agency executives!
Improvisation also plays a crucial role in commercial auditions. Actors will learn to identify comedic clues within the text as well as physical techniques that allow them to deliver material in a way that will set them apart in their auditions. Sharpen your improv skills and learn how to incorporate them into your performance. The 5-week program culminates with a Final Showcase for family, friends as well as Talent Reps in which students have an opportunity to showcase their talent.

Advanced Spring Programs
College & Conservatory Audition Prep  |  Musical Theatre Audition Technique  |  Build Your Book & Monologue Class
• Please sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theatre song that is age appropriate.

Voice-Over Acting  |  On-Camera Essentials: From Audition to On-Set  |  Ann Bogart’s Viewpoints Technique
• Please perform a 1-minute monologue that is age appropriate.

Advanced Summer Programs
July & August Pre-Professional Program
• Please sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theatre song that is age appropriate.

Agent & Manager Showcase
Singers: 32 bars of a musical theatre song to be sung a cappella AND a one-minute, age-appropriate monologue from a published play. Non-Singers: One-minute, age-appropriate monologue from a published play. Monologues MUST be memorized and conversational in tone. Bring 2 copies with you!

Cabarets
• Please sing 32 bars, a cappella, of a musical theatre song that is age appropriate.

Via Video
Can’t make the open call? Submit a video audition instead! LEARN MORE

SPONGEBOB Star, Gaelen Gilliland Teaches SPONGEBOB Workshop

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY United States
March 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 7-adult | Saturday, March 17!

Join Broadway Star of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, Gaelen Gilliland (HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, KINKY BOOTS, 9 TO 5, LEGALLY BLONDE and WICKED) for a musical theatre SPONGEBOB themed workshop! Learn a song and dance combo from Broadway’s splashiest new hit, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, participate in a Q&A and an autograph and photo session with Gaelen! LEARN MORE

Musical Theatre Audition Technique with Top Talent Agent, Chris Bott of CESD

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY United States
March 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

All Skill Levels |  Ages 7-mid-20s | Saturday, March 17

Work on musical theatre audition technique with Top Talent Agent, Chris Bott of CESD! Chris is currently with the Young Talent Development at CESD Talent Agency. As an Agent, Chris books actors for TV, Film, and Theater projects!

Gain useful feedback and coaching on your presentation, song choice and interpretation from Chris and ACANY's Artistic Team!

Chris is always scouting for new faces! LEARN MORE

PENNSYLVANIA: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

The Pennsylvania Performing Arts Company, 2665 Skippack Pike
Worcester, PA 19490 United States
March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Ages 7-adult  |  All Skill Levels  |   Monday, March 19

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

MARCH SPECIAL! Headshot Deal with Bitty Broadway Headshots

March 25 @ 9:00 am - March 31 @ 7:00 pm EDT

Stephanie Thomas Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring young actors!

Outdoor Mini-Sessions for 150.00 and Studio Standard Sessions for 275.00 are only available March 25-27 and March 31!

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration! LEARN MORE

Stamford JCC: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

Stamford JCC, 1035 Newfield Ave
Stamford, CT 06905 United States
March 26 @ 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

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.

By Audition or Invite ONLY  |  Limited to 14 Students  |  Ages 7 –11  |  Sundays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20** Final Showcase

Instructor: TV/Film and Broadway Actor, John Hemphill (BLACKLIST, BILLIONS, MR. ROBOT, GREY’S ANATOMY, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, CRIMINAL MINDS, MONK, WEEDS, New Line Cinema’s THE MAN, Broadway’s SCHOOL OF ROCK and MAMMA MIA!)

In this 6-week program, students will learn all of the on-camera essentials from the audition room to when you book the job and find yourself on the set! From the self-tape audition to on-set blocking, students will learn the subtleties of on-camera acting, how to make strong acting choices and hone their TV, film and commercial technique!

At the end of the 6-week session, students will perform in a final showcase for family, friends and a few talent agents and managers! LEARN MORE

6-Week On-Camera Essentials – From Audition to On-Set

6-Week On-Camera Essentials – From Audition to On-Set

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7 –11  |  Sundays, April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13 and 20** Final Showcase

Instructor: TV/Film and Broadway Actor, John Hemphill (BLACKLIST, BILLIONS, MR. ROBOT, GREY’S ANATOMY, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, CRIMINAL MINDS, MONK, WEEDS, New Line Cinema’s THE MAN, Broadway’s SCHOOL OF ROCK and MAMMA MIA!)

In this 6-week program, students will learn all of the on-camera essentials from the audition room to when you book the job and find yourself on the set! From the self-tape audition to on-set blocking, students will learn the subtleties of on-camera acting, how to make strong acting choices and hone their TV, film and commercial technique!

At the end of the 6-week session, students will perform in a final showcase for family, friends and a few talent agents and managers! LEARN MORE

6-Week Triple Threat Class

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
April 15 @ 1:00 pm - May 20 @ 2:30 pm EDT

All Skil Levels  |  Ages 7 – 11  |  Sundays, Apr. 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20!

Work up close and personal with Broadway’s Natalie Wisdom (GROUNDHOG DAY, BILLY ELLIOT) and a wonderful music director on song and dance combinations from varying musical theatre eras. In this all skill level enrichment course, students will gain exposure to different musical theatre eras from Rodgers and Hammerstein all the way to hip pop musicals such as Hamilton! All new material for returning students! LEARN MORE

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