Musical Theatre Workshops

Our musical theatre workshops give students the unique opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up musical theatre: singing, dancing and acting. Instructors include prominent Broadway Stars, Casting Directors and Talent Representatives who will provide a superior education in a fun and supportive environment!

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June 2020

ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, June 3 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Christy Altomare is best known for portraying the title character of Anya/Anastasia in the Broadway sensation, ANASTASIA! Previous to ANASTASIA, Christy played the lead role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA! and before that she played Sue Snell in the Off-Broadway cult hit, CARRIE.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 5 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Alex is a twice Tony nominated actor! Last year, he was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Beetlejuice in BEETLEJUICE, and in 2016 he was nominated for his lovable portrayal of Dewey Finn in the beloved musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up, 2 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, June 6 | Cost 205.00

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.

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Shake It Up), Kristen Bell (Frozen 1 & 2, The Good Place), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kiernan Shipka (The Chilling Adventures of Serena, Mad Men), Jojo Siwa (Dance Moms), Miley Cyrus (The Last Song, Hannah Montana), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) and many, many others.

Within a fun, playful atmosphere, Mitchell lets loose the possibility of a creative free-for-all, encouraging students to go all out in their emotional, vocal, and physical commitment to a piece. He encourages students to leap at any and all opportunities to make bold, outside the box acting choices. As his great teacher and mentor Nikos Psacharopoulos was fond of saying, "If you're going to fail, fail trying to be successful. Don't fail because you're too scared to be successful."

Mitchell continues to discover the next generation of artists and is always looking for fresh faces!

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell Gossett’s Approach to Delivering a Memorable Performance
• Perform a Monologue for Mitchell Gossett
• Receive Insightful Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Q&A for Students and Parents (if time permits!)

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, June 8 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in BE MORE CHILL, the viral sensation! George’s performance in BE MORE CHILL earned him a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and both a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Prior to BE MORE CHILL, George also starred in the 2011 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL. Other notable roles include: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Off Broadway - Drama Desk Nomination), SPRING AWAKENING (National Tour), and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Pasadena Playhouse).

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, June 9 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Derek Klena is a Broadway Star, best known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Most recently, Derek was starring in JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Other notable stage credits include: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), WICKED (Broadway), CARRIE (Off-Broadway), and DOGFIGHT (Off-Broadway). You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) and THE CODE (CBS), or from guest star appearances on BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, June 10 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Alex is a twice Tony nominated actor! Last year, he was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Beetlejuice in BEETLEJUICE, and in 2016 he was nominated for his lovable portrayal of Dewey Finn in the beloved musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, June 11 | Cost 145.00

Christopher Fitzgerald is a 3x Tony Nominee, best known for originating the roles of Ogie in WAITRESS (Tony Award Nomination), Igor in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Tony Award Nomination), and Boq in WICKED. Most recently, Christopher was seen in the Broadway Revival of COMPANY as David. Other notable credits include: FINIAN’S RAINBOW (Tony Award Nomination), AN ACT OF GOD, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, AMOUR, and CHICAGO.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from 3x Tony Nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range 
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Q&A with 3x Tony Nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

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BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, June 15 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Presley Ryan is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on the Great White Way in BEETLEJUICE as Lydia Deetz! Previous to BEETLEJUICE, Presley starred as Small Alison in the Broadway hit, FUN HOME. Other tour and regional credits include: ANNIE, BEACHES, and DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS.

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No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults | Tuesday, June 16 | Cost to Participate 25.00 | Cost to Observe 10.00

100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

We stand with our black brothers and sisters at this time, and always. Together, let's fight for equality and justice for all!

100% of the proceeds from this commercial workshop will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. We hope to raise significant funds through this charity workshop. We have 16 participation spots available at just $25, and 280 observer spots available for purchase at just $10.
Help us in the fight to end injustice!

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments.

LDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the art of commercial acting and audition technique from A Class Act NY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman. Before founding A Class Act NY in 2005, Jessica worked in commercial casting in both NYC and California!

Commercial acting is harder than it looks and is very different from other genres of acting like Stage, Film or TV acting.

Learn how to analyze commercial copy and find the acting beats within the text to make a lasting impression in the audition room and on advertising execs!

Focus of Class:
• How to analyze and break down commercial copy to find the selling points within the text
• Learn how to nail your slate
• Learn how to sell a product without being too over the top
• Work on proper commercial acting and audition technique
• Learn lingo that is specific to commercial auditions and on-camera acting

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, June 17 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Kara Lindsay is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Katherine in NEWSIES! You might also recognize Kara from the Broadway hit, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL in which she portrayed the lead character, Cynthia Weil, or for her amazing portrayal of Glinda in the Broadway phenom, WICKED. Other notable credits include the National Tour of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in which she portrayed Laura Ingalls and WICKED.

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MEAN GIRLS Star, Reneé Rapp’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, June 18 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Reneé Rapp is a Broadway Star, most recently seen as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS! Reneé is the recipient of the 2018 Jimmy Award (National High School Musical Theatre Award) for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Her performance at the ceremony was acclaimed by many viewers, and helped her land the role of Regina. She has also performed in concerts and readings at many notable NYC venues including: Feinstein's/54 Below, Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Green Room 42.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 19 | Cost 175.00

Space is limited!

Eva Noblezada is a Two-Time Tony Nominee, most recently seen as Eurydice in HADESTOWN! She also starred as Kim in the 2017 Broadway production of MISS SAIGON. Both of these performances earned her a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Eva will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) and a monologue that is one minute or shorter.

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, June 22 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

Kevin Chamberlin is a 3x Tony Nominee, best known for originating the roles of Horton the Elephant in SEUSSICAL and Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Other Broadway credits include: DISASTER!, CHICAGO, WICKED, DIRTY BLONDE, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE RITZ, ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS, and MY FAVORITE YEAR. You might also recognize Kevin for his portrayal of Bertram Winkle, the grouchy but loveable family butler, on Disney’s JESSIE!

Kevin will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!
Sing a 32-bar song cut for 3x Tony Nominee & TV Star, Kevin Chamberlin who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range!

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube).

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!

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Two-Time Tony Nominee, Laura Osnes Teaches Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
June 27 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20s | Saturday, June 27 | Cost 195.00

Laura Osnes is a two-time Tony Nominee, best known for her roles in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, BANDSTAND, BONNIE AND CLYDE, SOUTH PACIFIC, ANYTHING GOES and GREASE! Since her last role on Broadway, she co-developed and starred in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein’s/54 Below and starred in THE KEY OF LOVE and A HOMECOMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS on the Hallmark Channel.

Laura will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar mock audition for Laura who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their audition technique, song interpretation and presentation!

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

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

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Two-Time Tony Nominee, Laura Osnes’ Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:15 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, June 27 | Cost 150.00

Space is limited!

Laura Osnes is a two-time Tony Nominee, best known for her roles in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA, BANDSTAND, BONNIE AND CLYDE, SOUTH PACIFIC, ANYTHING GOES and GREASE! Since her last role on Broadway, she co-developed and starred in THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at Feinstein’s/54 Below and starred in THE KEY OF LOVE and A HOMECOMING FOR THE HOLIDAYS on the Hallmark Channel.

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube).

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from Tony Nominee, Laura Osnes
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Class will conclude with an informative Q&A

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

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July 2020

4 Agent Day

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-20s (Divided into rooms by age) | Saturday, July 25 | Cost for 1 Session: 195.00 | Cost for 2 Sessions: 290.00

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

The agents represent kids, teens and young adults for theatre, film, TV, commercials and voice-over!

3 Hour AM Workshop - Film & TV with 2 Top Agents
• Mock television and film auditions
• The Agents will offer guidance, feedback and coaching on both individual and chemistry read mock auditions (scenes will be sent a few days in advance as they would in a real audition scenario)

3 Hour PM Workshop - Musical Theatre OR Monologue Performance with 2 Top Agents
• Perform either a 16-bar cut or a one-minute monologue. A music director will be provided for singers. Pre-approved monologues will be sent in advance for non-singers.
• Actors will receive one-on-one coaching on their presentation, interpretation and audition technique.

Learn how to snag an Agent and how to nail auditions!

Agents TBA Soon!

Register for Both Sessions and SAVE!

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September 2020

College Prep Weekend Audition Intensive with College Admissions Officers

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 12 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Ages: High School Juniors, Seniors, & Young Adults | No Audition Required | Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13 | 10 AM - 6 PM | Cost: 595.00

Calling junior and senior high school students and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program!

Do you need guidance on the college admissions process like, how do I go about choosing the right material that showcases me, my vocal range and my unique personality? How do I create a professional and memorable pre-screen video? Do you want to know what college admissions officers are looking for?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, ACANY’s 2 Day Pre-College Audition Intensive is for YOU!

Work all weekend alongside college admissions officers Wayne Petro, Associate Director of Enrollment for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University, and Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College, to prepare for the showcase with more admissions officers Sunday! This 2-Day College Prep Intensive will leave you confident and ready to take on the daunting task of applying to college musical theatre programs!

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