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January 2018

Auditions for Off-Broadway, Full-Scale Production of SEUSSICAL JR!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
January 6 @ 1:30 pm - January 14 @ 4:30 pm EST

Ages 7 – 12! January 6, 13, & 14!

Open Call Auditions for ACANY’s Spring Off-Broadway Productions of SEUSSICAL JR. are coming up! Accepting video auditions for those who cannot attend the in-person auditions! Video audition deadline is January 12.

Horton the Elephant, the Cat in the Hat and all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters spring to life onstage in Seussical JR., a fantastical musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens, and Stephen Flaherty. Transporting audiences from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus, the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant, who discovers a speck of dust containing tiny people called the Whos. Horton must protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, and he must also guard an abandoned egg that's been left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird.  Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him.  Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphantly!

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS: Advanced Programs, Cabarets and Agent Showcases!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
January 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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One event on January 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Ages 7 – Adults! Saturday Jan. 13 & Monday Jan. 15 (No School - MLK Day)!

ACANY is holding auditions for our Advanced Weekly Classes, Summer Intensives, February Cabaret and our Spring Agent & Manager Showcase on Saturday, Jan. 13 and Monday, Jan. 15 (No School - MLK Day)

Drop-In Cold Read Class: Commercials, Voiceover, Monologue and TV/Film Sides

Drop-In Cold Read Class: Commercials, Voiceover, Monologue and TV/Film Sides

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Saturday, repeating until May 19, 2018

Ages 10 and up | Saturday Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, Mar. 3, 10, Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19

Actors are often asked to read cold in both auditions and in your preliminary meeting with an agent. Of course as actors we always want to do the best we can in the room and that’s why its imperative for actors to sharpen their cold read skills. Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Every week, students will be presented with new material based on a weekly theme. We will cover Commercial cold reads, TV, Film, Monologues and Voiceover. Little factoid: commercials are always cold reads! Actors will NEVER receive the copy in advance to prepare!

Can’t commit to all 12 classes? Come for one class, sign up for a few, or take all 12! Pay for all 12 at once, or pay by the class! Save $ when you commit to all 12-weeks!

Final Showcase: Students who can commit to all 12-Weeks will have perform their newly honed cold read skills in a Showcase for family and scouting Talent Reps!

When you purchase a class, we will follow up and see when you plan on attending. You can also drop by on Saturday and pay if there’s space! LEARN MORE

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

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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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
January 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EST
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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
January 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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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.

Industry Night: 4 Top Casting Directors!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
January 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Ages 16 & Up! Wednesday Jan. 31!

The casting directors we bring in cast for Broadway shows, TV pilots, series, films, voiceovers and commercials!

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

Casting Director Session: 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Perform for 4 amazing casting directors one of the following: a one minute or shorter monologue of your choice, or a 16 bar cut of a musical theatre song! We will provide a music director for singers.

February 2018

Auditions: WORLD PREMIERE of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
February 7 @ 1:30 pm - February 10 @ 4:30 pm EST

Ages 11 – 19! Wednesday Feb. 7, Saturday Feb. 10!

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. This will be an intensive rehearsal process, and unlike any camp or production ACANY has done before. 
Audition in person or via video!

All Ages Welcome! Saturday Feb. 10!

Parents of child actors and adult actors are welcome to join our Artistic Director, Jessica Rofé and a Top Talent Agent from a Top Bicoastal Agency for a most informative FREE Show Business Seminar! Come prepared to ask us your burning questions about the best way to manage a career in Show Business! The Top Talent Agent is one of the most respected agents in the biz and has been representing actors for over 30 years! She is a wealth of information! Jessica founded ACANY in 2005. Jessica works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents and managers. She has also worked in casting in both NYC and CA and on the talent agency side as well. Once upon a time, she was also a performer!  

April 2018

6-Week By Audition Only: College and Conservatory Audition Prep

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Ages 15 and up | Sunday Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

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

Actors who are interested in auditioning for musical theatre programs will benefit from working with the Enrollment Manager at Pace University’s School of the Arts, a Broadway Actor and Pace University School of the Arts Adjunct Professor and a professional Music Director. The Enrollment Manager will give students in inside look at the pre-screen process and what he wants to see in applicants. The Broadway actor and MD will work with students on their audition songs, interpretation and presentation. LEARN MORE

6-Week By Audition Only: Ann Bogart’s Viewpoints Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
April 15 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Ages 12 and up | Sunday, Apr. 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

Instructor: Broadway, Voice-Over, and On-Camera Actor and Producer, Ashley Kate Adams (Broadway’s LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, RULES OF COOL)

Students will learn about Ann Bogart’s approach to acting, viewpoints, which is where an actor utilizes their body and pace to create meaning.

They will utilize the 6 viewpoints: space, time, shape, emotion, movement, story to create their own pieces and apply them to monologues and scenes. At the end of the 6-week session, students will present their scene work to family, friends and a few Talent Reps!

The class is geared toward young actors who are serious about their work. A considerable amount of memorization and homework will be required. 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

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 @ 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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July 2018

July 2018: Camp ACANY

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
July 9 @ 9:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7 – 18 (grouped by age)  |  Monday - Friday, Jul. 9 - 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | $885.00

In this comprehensive 5-day program, campers will hone all 3 major components of Musical Theatre performance: singing, dancing and acting.

Throughout the week, campers will learn numbers from beloved Broadway musicals, see Broadway's empowering musical ANASTASIA and attend a talkback with actors after the show, and perform in a final showcase at an Off-Broadway Theatre!

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July 2018: Character Camp

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 20 @ 5:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7 – 18 (grouped by age)  |  Monday - Friday, Jul. 16 - 20, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. |  $775.00

A straight acting, non-musical theatre camp great for both the thespian and the musical theatre actor! 

Through a variety of techniques and workshops in scene study, on-camera and voiceover technique, script analysis, physicality exercises, improvisation and more, campers will finish the week with plenty of new skills to add to their actor’s toolbox.

Actors will split time between an acting studio and a professional voice-over studio! Camp culminates in a final showcase of scene work and newly learned skills for family and friends at an exciting Off-Broadway Theatre!

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L.A. Based Casting Director Lisa London’s On-Camera Camp

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
July 23 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 5:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels   |  Ages 10+   |  Monday-Friday, July 23 - July 27, 9 AM – 5 PM | $945.00

* Sold Out! Join The Waitlist!

In this 5-day program, actors in training will have the unique opportunity to work with award-winning Casting Director, Lisa London and other industry professionals on acting and auditioning skills.

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

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August 2018: Camp ACANY

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
July 30 @ 9:00 am - August 3 @ 5:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels   |  Ages 7-18 (grouped by age)  |  Monday-Friday, July 30 - Aug. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | $885.00

In this comprehensive 5-day program, campers will hone all 3 major components of Musical Theatre performance: singing, dancing and acting.

Throughout the week, campers will learn numbers from beloved Broadway musicals, see Broadway's splashiest new musical SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS and attend a talkback with actors after the show, and perform in a final showcase at a beautiful Off-Broadway Theatre!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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 @ 10:00 am - August 12 @ 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.

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August 2018: Broadway Boot Camp

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
August 13 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 5:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 7-18 (grouped by age)  |  Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In this comprehensive musical theatre program, campers will work with a Broadway Actor and Professional Music Director on song and dance numbers from different eras in Broadway history, from the old classics to the hits of today! On-Camera & Broadway actor James Leo Ryan (ANNIE, NCIS, CSI, MEDIUM, NUMB3RS) will lead this week.

Workshops with Broadway Actors: Campers will take workshops with various Broadway guest artists throughout the week! On the final day of camp, campers will perform in a Musical Revue for friends and family!

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Disney and Nickelodeon Director Wendy Faraone’s On-Camera Camp

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
August 20 - August 24

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 9 - 18  |  Monday-Friday, Aug. 20 - 24, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m | $945.00

Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on a real TV series?

Now’s your chance! In our new on-camera summer program, actors will experience every aspect of television acting from the audition to rehearsals to the live taping with WALK THE PRANK and LIV AND MADDIE Disney Director, Wendy Faraone! All of the scenes used for this class will be pulled from actual sitcoms!

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

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

PSYKIDZ: A New Musical

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 US
August 20 @ 9:00 am - August 24 @ 9:00 am EDT

Ages 11 – 19! Monday Aug. 20 - Friday Aug. 24!

An original musical about our hidden abilities and the fears that come with being “different”, PSYKIDZ follows three youngsters from various backgrounds who are chosen by world renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn to get specialized on-site training at a newly discovered site that has sent scientists and archeologists running in fear. As the psychic kids develop their skills and subsequently heal the conflicted relationships with their families, they each become more confident and accepting of their special abilities, ultimately becoming more confident with who they are. LEARN MORE

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