AUDITION for World Premiere of MEASURE UP: A New Musical by EMMY Winner, Sean P. Pallatroni & Ellis Gage!

By Audition Only | Ages 9-20s | Video Audition Deadline: Wed, May 15 | Program Dates: Monday – Friday, August 19 – August 23 | 9 AM – 5 PM | Cost if Cast: 1095.00

If cast, there is a tuition. Payment plans will be made available upon the offer coming in. Hotel Deals will be available too!

Be in the WORLD PREMIERE of a new musical from EMMY® Winning composer and lyricist, Sean P. Pallatroni and accomplished actor, vocalist and writer, Ellis Gage!

There is nothing more exciting and artistically fulfilling for an actor than originating a role in a brand new piece, and being in on the ground floor of a new work!

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

See how a new musical is developed! 

Be a part of the creative process alongside the writers! 

Throughout this 5-day program, actors rehearse this brand new musical and get it on its feet!

Brief Synopsis:
In the land of Criterion, tradition is the standard. Crown Princess Alia’s acquisition of the throne is fast approaching, set to commence with her Coronation Ball – a sacred, time-honored ceremony during which the kingdom’s female heir must marry a prince and begin wearing her “enchanted dress” which she must wear every day for the duration of her reign to ensure nation-wide peace and prosperity (seeing as the ensorcelled garment is blessed with order-preserving powers). The plan in place for Alia to have a flawless ritual and subsequent rulership, matching her predecessors, goes awry… when a week before her ball, she discovers she cannot fit into her magic gown. The only two individuals aware of her dilemma (Charlie, her personal dresser, and Benson, a common thief discovered hiding in the changing room) join her on a discreet quest, racing the clock to find a rumored, elusive Alchemist, whom the trio believes can provide Alia with a source of magic that will transform her to be the proper size to fit into her dress in time for her Ball, allowing her to fulfill her destiny as scheduled and maintain her failure-free record for her subjects and mother. 

MEASURE UP examines perfectionism, interacting with the unknown, and the relationship between responsibility and grace, as well as the veiled modern topic of restrictive eating delivered in the form of a wacky fairytale adventure interwoven with an expeditious, jazz-infused score.

Staged Performance in our NYC Studio:
The week culminates in the WORLD PREMIERE of MEASURE UP, for an audience filled with family, friends, and industry guests!

This is the 10th Original work produced by A Class Act NY! Past & Current Productions include: the upcoming HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNA LOGGINS by Lauren “Coco” Cohn, Stacia Fernandez & Josh Kight, FOUND. by Lauren “Coco” Cohn and Stacia Fernandez, MAJOR & MINOR ADJUSTMENTS (IN THE KEY OF QUARANTINE), and THE ROAD TO SOC-CON by Sean Pallatroni, ESCAPE! by Matt Patrick Walsh, and PSYKIDZ by Bobby Cronin! All of these works are still being developed today!

Video Audition Instructions: Send in a video performing one scene and one song cut from the Dropbox and email it to


Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

Video Audition Deadline
When: Wed, May 15 at 9 AM

Meet The Composer: Sean P. Pallatroni
Sean P. Pallatroni is an EMMY® Award-winning composer, songwriter, director, and pianist. Sean has written for musical theatre, classical chamber ensembles, jazz, choir, and orchestra. His musical “Happily” premiered in New York City, and won “Best Score” at the NYWinterfest Theatre Festival. Sean has scored programs for Connecticut Public Television, including the shows “Empowering Connecticut,” “Infinity Hall Live,” and “All Things Connecticut.”. He has also worked on the short film “Twenty Minutes” and various commercial and multimedia scoring projects. Sean is the recipient of Hartt’s “Edward Diamente Award for Distinguished Undergraduate Composition,” and winner of the 2010 Alabama Orchestra Association’s Composition Competition for his work “When the Grass Was Still Green.”

Meet the Writer: Ellis Gage
AS AN ACTOR: Currently: off-Broadway company of White Rose. Most notably: original casts of Pasek & Paul/Graciela Danielle’s James & the Giant Peach (Goodspeed Musicals) & Far From Canterbury (Barnstormers Theatre), Scott Schwartz’s Dani Girl (Cherry Lane Theatre off-Broadway), Kitt & Yorkey/Michael Greif’s Tony/Pulitzer-winning Next To Normal (original Taiwan sit-down company), The Flyboys (US Tour), and more. NYC: Signature Theatre, The Shed, Prospect Theatre, AMAS Musical Theatre, Queens Theatre, NYMF. Regional: North Shore Music Theatre (IRNE winner), Arden Theatre, Bay Street Theater, Huntington Theatre, Passage Theatre, Wheelock Family Theatre. Developmental: Paul Gordon’s The Gospel According To Heather, Richard Maltby’s Noble Family, Phyllis Newman’s Neverland

AS A WRITER: Book-writing debut! Humbled & excited to be working with Sean!

Ages: 9 – 20s
Time: 9 AM – 5 PM (Option for shorter day will be available to those with ensemble roles)
Dates: Monday, August 19 – Friday, August 23
Where: Pearl Studios – 500 8th Ave, NYC
Cost, if cast: 1095.00

Tuition includes a free ACANY t-shirt!

Early Drop Off and Late Pick Up Options are Available! Email us for more information!