For In-Studio NYC Programs: in accordance with New York City mandates, students and instructors, ages 5 – up, must be vaccinated to enter the classroom and theatrical venues. The most current masking guidelines will be followed.
Past Events › Productions
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!
By Audition Only! Ages 10-19! Gender Neutral Casting! Godspell was the first major musical theatre offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden), and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, "Day by Day," Godspell features a parade of beloved songs. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and hefty doses of comic timing. An eclectic blend…
No Audition Required | Ages 14-20s | Sundays, October 4-December 6 from 2-5 PM ET | Cost 695.00
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ACANY’s Fall 2020 Virtual Play
Director: Broadway & TV Star, Joe Carroll (FROZEN, BANDSTAND, CINDERELLA, THE POLITICIAN, NEW AMSTERDAM)
Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
ALMOST MAINE is an ensemble show written by Tony Nominated Actor and Playwright John Cariani (FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SOMETHING ROTTEN, THE BAND’S VISIT).
The show will be edited together, and we’ll be hosting a viewing party with the cast, family, friends, and scouting industry guests 2 weeks later!
No Audition Required | Ages 12-20s | Sundays, April 25-June 20 from 2-5 PM EST | Cost 815.00
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ACANY’s Original Spring 2021 Virtual Play
Actors 12-20s Eligible; email us for an age exception*
Meet the Writers: Written By Broadway Stars, Lauren “Coco” Cohn of Mamma Mia! and 6 time Broadway Star, Stacia Fernandez of The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!, and Beauty and the Beast, FOUND. is the continuation of their partnership as playwrights. They began their writing partnership after starring on Broadway together in the cast of Mamma Mia!
Directed By: Playwright and Broadway Star, Lauren “Coco” Cohn
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:
How can you know what you have until you know what you have?
From finding out that you can hold your breath longer than anyone in your school, to finding a literal diamond in the rough. From finding a way to talk to your Mom, to finding the words in French that get you back to your hotel when you’ve turned the wrong way. We have all found something. In fact, we are finding ourselves all the time. Should we keep what we find, or let it go? The choice is ours. But it’s always a good idea to celebrate what you have.
In a series of scenes and monologues, let’s share in all we have found.