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May 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20 | Tuesday, May 25 | Cost 165.00

2 SPOTS LEFT!

Mallory Levy is the director of the youth division at DDO Artists Agency in New York. She works with young actors/actresses on TV/Film/Theatre/Commercial. Prior to working at DDO, Mallory worked at CESD Talent Agency and Innovative Artists. Mallory has had clients on Broadway (The Lion King, Matilda, Blackbird), in National Tours (The Sound of Music, Rent, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and on popular TV shows (The Blacklist, Law & Order, The OA, Orange is the New Black, Billions) along with so many more!

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

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

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre cut 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!

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3-Week Voice-Over Class

Online Event, United States
May 26, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - June 9, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-18 (scenes divided by age) | Wednesdays, May 26 - June 9 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 315.00

SOLD OUT!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Amy Marcs (Commercial Radio Spots for JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MASTERCARD, IBM, and KMART)

GREAT NEWS: While much of the entertainment industry is currently on hold, Voice-Over is still going strong!

Why?!? 

Because actors can record auditions and jobs from the comfort of their own home with very little equipment! 

Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box.

Learn how to create characters for cartoons and animated feature films and how to perform more naturally for commercials and radio spots!

Learn the techniques needed to start booking voice-over jobs today! 

Focus of Class:
• Animation Week: Our 1st week will have a focus on animation. Learn how to create characters for cartoons, video games and animated feature films.
• Commercial Week: Our 2nd week we will focus on commercial reads, radio spots and promos.
• Work on naturalistic reads for these 3 mediums.
• Learn how to record and upload voice-over auditions and jobs from home
• Work on your voice-over audition technique 

Final Presentation & Q&A with 2 Talent Agents and a VO Casting Director
Three industry guests including 2 scouting Voice-Over and Commercial Talent Agents plus a top Voice-Over Casting Director will come to our final showcase where students can present the material they have honed during class. We’ll also have a Q&A with our industry guests about the business! Family and friends are invited to attend the presentation as well.

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June 2021

Steals & Deals DEAR EVAN HANSEN Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
June 6, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, June 6 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here’s why...

Part One: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movement Class w/ Michael Lee Brown

Learn some movement from DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Michael Lee Brown (Alternate Evan, u/s Jared & Connor) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch

We’ll be joined by DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello (AKA “Connor Murphy”) and Taylor Trensch (AKA “Evan Hansen”) to discuss what it was like starring in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway! 

Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 11 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

Larry will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a scene from a Disney or Nick sitcom (with a professional reader) for Larry, who will offer each participant feedback and direction!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with this Disney+ Star!

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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Agent & Manager Showcase for Ages 4- mid 20s

Online Event, United States
June 22, 2021 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 4 - Mid 20s | Tuesday, June 22 | Cost 295.00 | Coaching Available Starting at 10.00

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Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

NEW AND IMPROVED FORMAT FOR 2021!

The showcase now includes written feedback from all of the talent reps, plus for only an additional 10 dollars, you can participate in a workshop to help you prepare for the showcase.

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for 20 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

Previous participants are now working professionally! Many are booking television series, films, voice-overs, commercials and pre-pandemic, Broadway shows. Click here to read about some of our students’ professional progress.

The biggest agencies and management firms in town attend our showcases including CESD, A3 Artists, Stewart Talent, Take 3, Zuri Agency, DDO, Bercy Talent, Carson Adler, Calli Company and many more.

The fee to participate is 295.00. This includes the chance to perform, and a written feedback form from the talent reps in attendance.

We highly recommend you get additional coaching to best prepare yourself for the night of the showcase. Our expert staff knows what will help separate your audition from the rest. 

There are two options for additional coaching
Group Workshop Setting (Additional 10.00): In a 2 hour session, we’ll begin with an informative tutorial for parents and students reviewing tips for how to dress, and how to set up your computer for a successful zoom audition. Then, each student will have the chance to run through their material and receive notes from a member of ACANY’s team. 

Private Discounted Lesson (Additional 90.00): In a 50 minute in-depth discounted private coaching session, performers will have the chance to rehearse their pieces with one of ACANY’s Broadway and On-Camera Faculty members. Our coach will run your material with you, offer insightful feedback and instruction, and also offer their expert opinion on how to best prepare for your showcase performance. (One discounted private lesson MAX per performer. Additional sessions are available at our regular rate. Click here to set up an additional private coaching session.)

Coaching Options
Group Workshop Day #1: Saturday, June 19 from 1-3 PM EST
Group Workshop Day #2: Monday, June 21 from 4-6 PM EST
Private 50 Minute Lessons: Scheduled based on instructor and performer availability.

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July 2021

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett’s Monologue Masterclasses

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 10, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10-Adults | Saturday, July 10 | Cost 205.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in his famous Monologue Masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. and across the USA.

Mitchell believes the most exciting way to explore material is not through thoughts alone, but through “ACTIONS” – through what you are DOING with your body. Bring ACTions into the work creates a stronger, more visceral connection to the material. But as importantly, it also provides a means of showing the most unique feature any actor can present: THEMSELVES in the work. Students will receive monologues in advance of class and Mitchell will offer direction and coaching to lucky participants!

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell Gossett’s ‘ACTions’ Approach to Delivering a Memorable Performance
• Perform a Monologue for Mitchell Gossett
• Receive Insightful Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Perform a Mock Audition for Mr. Gossett
• Walk Away with a Personalized Feedback Form
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has represented and discovered many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Rachel Brosnahan (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL), Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE), Zendaya (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, EUPHORIA), Kristen Bell (FROZEN 1 & 2, THE GOOD PLACE), Brandon Victor Dixon (HAMILTON, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Dylan Minnette (13 REASONS WHY), Kiernan Shipka (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SERENA, MAD MEN), Jojo Siwa (DANCE MOMS, THE J TEAM), Miley Cyrus (THE LAST SONG, HANNAH MONTANA), Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and many, many others.

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Broadway Casting Director Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting Masterclass

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 28, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, July 28 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

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OBSERVATION TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Observe to pick up new tips, or if someone is a no-show, pay the difference and perform in class!

Work one-on-one with Senior Casting Director, Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting! Tara Rubin is the casting office behind Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and National Tours such as SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SIX, AIN'T TOO PROUD, ALADDIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHASING RAINBOWS*, LES MISERABLES*, AIDA, THE BAND’S VISIT, MISS SAIGON*, SCHOOL OF ROCK*, KING KONG, FALSETTOS*, A BRONX TALE, and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

*ACANY is proud to have had many students represented in the casts of these shows! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

COVID-19 Policy: Students who are vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of Merri’s class may be maskless. You must provide a photo of the vaccination card or negative test by uploading to our parent portal on our enrollment site, Enrollsy, prior to class. Students who are not vaccinated or do not provide this paperwork must wear a mask at all times.

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August 2021

Private College Prep Coaching

Online or In-Person, United States
August 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022

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

Private College Prep Coaching is available with College Admissions Officers, Wayne Petro of Pace University, and with Kevin Kemler of Marymount Manhattan College.

Privates are also available with our fabulous Broadway Coaches and Music Directors!

Need help creating a professional Pre-Screen Video? Contact Us or Click to Book a Pre-Screen Video!

Please note: All in-person coaching is subject to a $20 studio fee.

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On-Camera Intensive with LA Casting Director, Lisa London

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages Teens - Adults | Wednesday, August 4 | 6 - 9 PM Eastern | Cost 195.00

Have the unique opportunity to work with Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London on on-camera acting and auditioning skills.

In the very challenging year of 2020, Lisa and her office, London/Stroud Casting, cast 7 films that went into production. These included THE INHERITANCE which filmed in Georgia, BASEMENT which filmed on Long Island, OLD HENRY which filmed in Nashville, CANYON DEL MUERTO which filmed in New Mexico, STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, EDDIE AND SUNNY and LOVE ON THE ROCK which filmed overseas in Italy and Malta, respectively. Lisa and her partner, Catherine Stroud cast actors from all over the USA, and even the world for these different movies.

Impressively, Lisa London gave the following actors their big break in Hollywood: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Yara Shahidi, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Mark Ruffalo, Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian R. Mante and Adam Irigoyen, to name a few.

Focus of Class:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, the self-taping process, how to get your agent/manager to work best for you, why some people get callbacks and why you need to research a role.
• The intensive includes on-camera audition technique and will include playback as a teaching tool.
• Each participant will get to read for Lisa and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback. Sides will be sent approximately one week to a few days before the class, emulating a real audition.

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Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
August 8, 2021

All Ages | Sunday, August 8 | Cost 155.00

Stephanie 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 Socially Distanced Mini-Session includes: 30 min. session outdoors | Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days | 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s In-Person Masterclass – duplicate enrollsy test

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, August 11 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

Limited Space!

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.

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

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

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre cut, accompanist will be provided.

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s In-Person Masterclass

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, August 11 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

PARTICIPATION TICKETS SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

OBSERVATION TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Observe to pick up new tips, or if someone is a no-show, pay the difference and perform in class!

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.

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

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

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre cut, accompanist will be provided.

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2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | High School Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Young Adults | Saturday, August 14 & Sunday, August 15 | 10 AM - 6 PM Eastern | 595.00

1 SPOT OPENED!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Instructor: College Admissions Officer, Wayne Petro of Pace University

Calling sophomore, junior and senior high school students and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program! Email us for an age exception.

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 officer Wayne Petro of Pace University, and a professional music director to prepare for the showcase with four 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!

Panel Includes
Wayne Petro, College Admissions Officer at Pace University
Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College
Molly Horan, Admissions Administrator at NYU Tisch Drama
Sam McKelton, Musical Theatre Faculty at Manhattan School of Music

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September 2021

Private Online Lessons with Tony Nominee, Derek Klena (JAGGED LITTLE PILL, ANASTASIA)

Online Event, United States
September 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - January 31, 2022 @ 4:50 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Tuesday-Thursday | 4-5 PM ET | 210.00 per 50 min.

For serious-minded students only! 

2020 Tony Nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of Nick Healy in Jagged Little Pill (a role which he originated), Derek Klena is also well known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway! 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.

With years of experience in the industry, Derek can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of musical theatre and on-camera performance!

Derek specializes in teaching vocal coaching, song interpretation and presentation, musical theatre and on-camera scene work, monologue study, audition prep, and college audition prep. Be prepared to sing your pieces a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube). If choosing to work on a scene or monologue with Derek and do not have material, please contact us after registration.

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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No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Thursdays | 2-5 PM ET | 210.00 per 50 min.

For serious-minded students only! 

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.

With years of experience in the industry, Christopher can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of musical theatre performance!

Christopher specializes in teaching song interpretation and presentation, scene work, on-camera acting, monologue study, audition prep, and college audition prep. Be prepared to sing your pieces a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube). If choosing to work on a scene or monologue with Christopher and do not have material, please contact us after registration.

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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FREE Virtual Open House

Online Event, United States
September 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, September 14 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Fall 2021 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both Virtual and In-Studio Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Faculty may include Broadway Stars, Professional TV/Film & Voice-Over Actors, and a Top Industry Pro)
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the fall.

Schedule of Open House Events:
7:30 PM ET: Introduction
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance w/ Whitney Sprayberry (SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK, JAGGED LITTLE PILL)
7:40-8 PM ET: Voice-Over w/ Sean Patrick Doyle (THE BOXTROLLS, RUBY TUESDAY’S, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD)
8-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation w/ Jonalyn Saxer (MEAN GIRLS, HOLIDAY INN)
8:15-8:55 PM ET: Sitcom Acting w/ John Patrick Hayden  (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER)
8:55-9:30 PM ET: Q&A w/ ACANY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and ACANY’s Administrative Staff

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No Audition Required | Ages 13 & Up | Sundays | 5-7 PM ET | Cost 190.00 per 50 min.

For serious minded students only! 

Grey Henson is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Damian Hubbard in MEAN GIRLS! The performance earned him both a Tony Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination. Prior to that he starred as Elder McKinley in THE BOOK OF MORMON, both on  Broadway and on Tour.

With years of experience in the industry, Grey can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of musical theatre performance and audition technique!

Grey specializes in teaching song interpretation, audition prep, and college audition prep. Be prepared to sing your pieces 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!

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Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Wednesday, September 22 | 6-8:30 PM | Cost: 260.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

SPACE IS LIMITED! Spots are first come, first served.

Looking for an Agent? A Manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for 10 scouting agents and managers in one evening!

A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Don’t believe us? Check out our impressive Student Achievement Page!

Talent Rep Firms in Attendance: The Price Group Talent Agency, The Mine, and Daniel Hoff Agency Inc.

Participating actors should plan to prepare the following:
• 
NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: A 1 Minute Monologue and a 16 Bar Cut (Accompanist will be provided)

Please keep your selections within the requested length, we will cut off those who go longer.

Need some extra help before the big day? Participants will receive a special rate on zoom or in-person coaching with our Broadway coaches and professional Music Directors!

Ages: 18+
When: Wednesday, September 22
Time: Actors are Called at 6 PM
Where: Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
Cost: 260.00

The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, September 22 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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Work one-on-one with Film/TV and Broadway Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office! The Telsey Office cast Broadway hits, television shows, and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), MJ: THE MUSICAL (Broadway), MRS. DOUBTFIRE* (Broadway), WAITRESS* (Broadway), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), BEETLEJUICE* (Broadway), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Broadway), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), BE MORE CHILL (Broadway), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

* ACANY is proud to have had many students represented in the casts of these projects! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a one minute monologue.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from The Telsey Office Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier
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Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent
• 
Learn how to break down a monologue or song into acting beats
• 
Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
• 
Q&A with Kristian about the ins-and-outs of the business

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Private Online Lessons with L.A. Casting Director, Robyn Owen

Online Event, United States
September 24, 2021 - January 31, 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturdays | 1 PM ET | 250.00 per 50 min.

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on many important big-budget feature films and television series. Some of her most recent projects include: DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA (Feature Film), and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). Turns out our former student, Niles Fitch, who met his agent at our workshop, stars in MISS VIRGINIA!

Robyn’s other impressive credits include: the ACADEMY AWARD Nominated film SELMA, the Leonardo DiCaprio film BLOOD DIAMOND, which earned DiCaprio a Golden Globe nomination, the romantic comedy thriller SAFE HAVEN starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, PUBLIC ENEMIES starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award-winning actress, Marion Cotillard, LORDS OF DOGTOWN starring Heath Ledger, GUESS WHO starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac and AFTER THE SUNSET starring Selma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan. She was the Casting Director on IRONCLAD starring Academy Award nominated/Golden Globe-winning actor Paul Giamatti.

Robyn was also recognized for her work on SELMA with a Casting Society of America nomination for Associate Casting Director.

Robyn has also been in the casting department for iconic TV series such as SCRUBS, DAWSON’S CREEK, FELICITY and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, just to name a few!

With years of experience in the industry, Robyn can help you navigate the ins-and-outs of on-camera performance and audition technique!

With Robyn’s help, actors will learn how to give nuanced, subtle performances and create authentic and believable characters. 

Robyn specializes in teaching on-camera acting and audition technique and monologue coaching. If choosing to work on a scene or monologue with Robyn and you do not have material, please contact us after registration. Readers will be provided for people working on scenes.

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October 2021

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett’s Acting Masterclasses

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Saturday, October 9 | Cost 205.00

Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in his famous Acting Masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. and across the USA.

Students will explore a set of values that, when present in an actor of any age, can help create a structure for great acting to occur. The nature of every actor's work springs from their unique instinct and memory. The work done in this Masterclass will playfully explore getting beyond "good" acting. We will discover how an actor’s instincts can emerge and be exercised in their work, and how this can inspire what makes up “great” acting.

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell’s ‘ACTions’ Approach to Great Acting
• Discover how to access your instincts & memory in your performance
• Have the chance to workshop your piece with Mitchell
• Receive Insightful Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has represented and discovered noteworthy stars, including Zendaya, Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Criss, Kristen Bell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Rachel Brosnahan, Dylan Minnette, Kiernan Shipka, Jojo Siwa, Miley Cyrus, Lucy Hale and many, many others.

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Tara Rubin Casting Director Merri Sugarman’s (CSA) Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
October 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Work one-on-one with Senior Casting Director, Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting! Tara Rubin is the casting office behind Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and National Tours such as SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SIX, AIN'T TOO PROUD, ALADDIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHASING RAINBOWS*, LES MISERABLES*, AIDA, THE BAND’S VISIT, MISS SAIGON*, SCHOOL OF ROCK*, KING KONG, FALSETTOS*, A BRONX TALE, and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

*ACANY is proud to have many students represented in the casts of these shows! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

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No Audition Required | Ages: 4 - Mid 20s | Wednesday, October 13 | Cost: 295.00 | Coaching Available Starting at 10.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for 10 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

Previous participants are now working professionally! Many are booking television series, films, voice-overs, commercials and Broadway shows. Click here to read about some of our students’ professional progress.

The biggest agencies and management firms in town attend our showcases including CESD, A3 Artists, Stewart Talent, DDO Artists, Zuri, Carson Adler, Carson Kolker, Parkside Management, Sinclair Management and many more.

The fee to participate is 295.00. This includes the chance to perform, and a written feedback form from the talent reps in attendance.

We highly recommend additional coaching to best prepare you for the showcase. Our expert staff knows what will help separate your audition from the rest.

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up  | Saturday, October 30 | Cost 195.00

Session 1: A Few Spots Left!
Session 2: Only 2 Spots Left!

Take this workshop In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

Take one or more intensives with powerhouse L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting, who will be both LIVE in our NYC Studio or beamed into your home via Zoom!

Krisha is one of the most prolific Casting Directors in the industry. She specializes in youth casting, from hit children’s television shows on kid-friendly networks to feature films and commercials.

Bullock & Snow Casting are the go-to Nickelodeon Casting Directors in the business! Impressive credits include TV shows, films and pilots such as DANGER FORCE and SIDE HUSTLE, and the recently released DRAMA DRAMA - now streaming on Amazon Prime Video! Upcoming projects include the film THE LONGEST SLEEP, and the highly anticipated FAIRLY ODDPARENTS reboot coming to Paramount+. Other notable credits include hit series such as HENRY DANGER, GAME SHAKERS, SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

Focus of Class:
• Perform scenes for Krisha and receive one-on-one feedback and coaching
• Start creating a relationship with a top L.A. industry insider
• Learn what Krisha and other casting directors look for in actors
• Learn how to leave an impression in the audition room
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

 

November 2021

ACANY’s Got Talent Variety Show to Benefit ACCO

Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
November 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 12-20s | Monday, November 1

Directed by Broadway Star & Playwright, Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FOUND)

All performers and attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated.

Performers ages 12-20s will have the amazing opportunity to show off their talents at the historic Triad Theatre in NYC on Monday, November 1 in an effort to raise money for The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO). Sadly, some ACANY alumni are currently struggling to fight this insidious disease, and as an organization we strongly identify with ACCO’s mission to offer community support to those affected by Childhood Cancer.

Our Variety Show will be the first of two events in collaboration with ACCO and alumna Molly Oldham (2x brain cancer warrior)

Unlike previous ACANY Cabarets that only featured singers, we are going to switch up our fall fundraiser!

Standup? Tap-dancer? Singer/Songwriter? Magician? Dog act? Spoken Word Poet? Well…maybe no dog acts- but we want to see what special talents you bring to the table! Of course, singers are still welcome!

Tickets for the performance are $55 (general admission) plus a 2 drink minimum. All performers are required to purchase 4 tickets.

Each performer will have a 45 minute zoom rehearsal with our Director to prepare! On the night of the show, singers can elect to perform with a backing track or without live accompaniment. If you would like to perform with an accompanist, or if you would prefer an in-person rehearsal over a zoom rehearsal, there will be an additional cost.

Spots are first come, first serve!

Ages: 12-20s
When: Monday, November 1
Time: 7 PM Showtime; Call time is 4 PM
Where: The Triad – 158 W. 72nd St.

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER or PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

2x Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
November 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-Adults | Saturday, November 6 | Cost to Perform: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

PERFORMER SPOTS ARE SOLD OUT! OBSERVER TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Observe to pick up new tips, or if someone is a no show, pay the difference and perform in class!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Alex is a 2x Tony nominated actor! 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!

Alex will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Alex who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

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

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students performing in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

No Audition Required | Ages: 4 - Mid 20s | Wednesday, November 17 | Cost: 385.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

SOLD OUT!

Perform in this Showcase In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for 20 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

Previous participants are now working professionally! Many are booking television series, films, voice-overs, commercials and Broadway shows. Click here to read about some of our students’ professional progress.

The biggest agencies and management firms in town attend our showcases including CESD, A3 Artists, Stewart Talent, DDO Artists, Zuri, Carson Adler, Carson Kolker, Parkside Management, Sinclair Management and many more.

The Showcase includes:
• The chance to perform alone in the audition room for 20 Scouting Agents & Managers either In-Person or via Zoom
• 
A 50-minute virtual coaching session with:
• 
Non-Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach
• 
Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach and a Broadway Music Director

** An in-person coaching is available for an additional fee.

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

December 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, December 4  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series, many from acclaimed Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer, and Producer, Ava DuVernay. Some of her most recent projects include: the upcoming CW TV Series from Ava DuVernay, NAOMI* (WB/CW) which stars our alumna, Kaci Walfall, DMZ (HBO MAX) also from DuVernay, CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN) another DuVernay project, QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN) also from DuVernay, A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) directed by DuVernay , THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring our alumni, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba, and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). 

* These projects star ACANY alumni who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall is set to star as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

Focus of Class:
• Perform Dramatic Film & TV sides for associate casting director, Robyn Owen
• 
Learn proper on-camera acting and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from associate casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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2x Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-Adults | Wednesday, December 8 | Cost to Perform: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Alex is a 2x Tony nominated actor! 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!

Alex will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Alex who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

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

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students performing in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

January 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, January 6 | Cost to Participate 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in the viral sensation, BE MORE CHILL! 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).

George will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for George 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Tuesday, January 11 | Cost to Perform 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with Film/TV Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office!

The Telsey Office cast television shows and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

Focus of Class:
• Perform film & TV sides for casting director, Kristian Charbonier
• Learn proper on-camera and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from casting director, Kristian Charbonier

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or CLICK HERE TO OBSERVE

Virtual 2-Day Voice-Over Acting Program w/ a Top Voice-Over Agent

Online Event, United States
January 13 @ 5:00 pm - January 14 @ 7:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages: 8-19 | Thursday, January 13 & Friday, January 14 | 5-7:30 PM ET | Cost: 260.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Amy Marcs (JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MASTERCARD, IBM, and KMART)

Scouting Talent Rep: Grace Goodell (DDO Artists Agency)

Learn the art of Voice-Over Acting, and Break Into the Voice-Over Industry Today!
Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box using just their voice.

Focus of Class:
• Create animated characters for cartoons and feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercials, promos and radio spots
• Learn how to nail VO auditions
• Showcase what you’ve learned for a top Scouting VO Talent Agent from DDO Artists Agency

Final Presentation and Q&A:
Towards the end of the 2nd day, perform for family, friends and a scouting Voice-Over Talent Agent from DDO Artists Agency, a top bi-coastal firm! We’ll conclude with a Q&A (time permitting).

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

For NEW Students Only | Ages 7-20s | Thursday, January 13th | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | FREE

Instructors:
• On-Camera Acting Classes: John Patrick Hayden (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER, LAW & ORDER: SVU)
• Voice-Over Acting Classes: Alexis Bronkovic (KRINGLE TIME, EMPATHED, THE BLACKLIST)
• Musical Theatre: Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FUN HOME, FOUND)
• Dance: Jason Carroll (Broadway Tour of CHICAGO, THE WIZARD OF OZ, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN)

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter/Spring 2022 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both Virtual and In-Studio Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Winter/Spring.

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Sunday, January 16 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

Larry will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a scene from a Disney or Nick sitcom (with a professional reader) for Larry, who will offer each participant feedback and direction!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with this Disney+ Star!

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!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

February 2022

LIVE ZOOM AUDITIONS: The Pre-Professional Summer Programs

Online Event, United States
February 2 @ 3:00 pm - March 8 @ 4:30 pm EST

Ages 7-20s (Depending on Program) | Tuesday, March 8 | Various 10 Min Time Slots Available

For students interested in participating in the In-Studio July Pre-Professional Program AND/OR In-Studio August Pre-Professional Program

AUDITION GUIDELINES or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

3-Week Virtual TV/Film Casting Director Class w/ 3 Casting Pros

Online Event, United States
February 2 @ 6:00 pm - February 16 @ 8:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - 20s (Scenes Split By Age) | Wed, February 2, 9 & 16 | 6-8 PM ET | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-3: 295.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!

Improve your on-camera acting and audition skills with 3 Top Casting Directors!

February 2nd Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, David O’Hara (LOGAN, BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99, THE GET DOWN)

February 9th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Mia Cusumano (Golden Globe-Winning RAMY, HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Amy Schumer’s I FEEL PRETTY)

February 16th Instructor: TV/Film Casting Director, Lisa Kitay Shipper (NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, BLINDSPOT, DECEPTION, GOD FRIENDED ME)

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST

Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Tuesday, February 15 | 6-8:30 PM ET | Cost: 260.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email here to set up a payment plan today!

Perform In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

Looking for an Agent? A Manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for 10 scouting agents and managers in one evening!

A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Don’t believe us? Check out our impressive Student Achievement Page!

The 11 Agencies & Management Firms In Attendance Are:
DDO Artists Agency, The Mine, The Price Group, Avalon Artists, Adunni Rose Talent Agency, Carson Kolker, Edge Management, Avay Management, Professional Artists Agency, Bonafide & Emerging Artists Agency, Hells Kitchen Agency

Participating actors should plan to prepare the following:
NON-SINGERS:
A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length

SINGERS:
1 Minute Monologue
16 Bar Cut
In-Studio: Accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music clearly marked and in a binder.
Virtual: You must be prepared to sing your piece with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube). If you’d like one made for you, you can purchase here!

Need some extra help before the big day?

Discounted Coaching Available:
Participants will receive a special rate on zoom or in-person coaching with our Broadway coaches and professional Music Directors!

Contact the office to set up a coaching session!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST

March 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Tuesday, March 1 | Cost to Perform 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

PARTICIPATION TICKETS SOLD OUT! PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET or JOIN THE WAIT LIST TO PARTICIPATE

Work one-on-one with Senior Casting Director, Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting! Tara Rubin is the casting office behind Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and National Tours such as SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, SIX, AIN'T TOO PROUD, ALADDIN, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHASING RAINBOWS*, LES MISERABLES*, AIDA, THE BAND’S VISIT, MISS SAIGON*, SCHOOL OF ROCK*, KING KONG, FALSETTOS*, A BRONX TALE, and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

*ACANY is proud to have many students represented in the casts of these shows! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

LEARN MORE or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET or JOIN THE WAIT LIST TO PARTICIPATE

No Audition Required | Ages: Teens & Adults | Wednesdays, March 2 - 16 | 7-9 PM | Pro-rated Cost for Week 3: 145.00

Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Lauren “Coco” Cohn (Verizon, McDonald’s, Voice of Betty Boop)

In addition to having many VO credits, Coco also ran the VO department at Hervey Grimes Talent Agency in Los Angeles!

What better way to learn the art of voice-over acting than with a top VO actor in a state of the art recording booth?

Focus of Class:
• Week 1 - Animation: Learn how to create characters for cartoons, video games and animated feature films.
• Week 2 - Commercial: Work on naturalistic reads for commercial reads, radio spots and promos.
• Learn how to record and upload voice-over auditions and jobs from home, and how to market yourself as a VO actor
• Learn proper mic technique to avoid feedback, popping sounds, and reverberation
• Work on your voice-over audition technique in a state of the art recording booth

Final Presentation and Q&A with 2 Talent Agents and a VO Casting Director Present material you have honed during our three weeks for 2 scouting Voice-Over Talent Agents and a top Voice-Over Casting Director. We’ll also have a Q&A with our industry guests about the business!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Broadway’s Back Cabaret to Benefit THE ACTORS FUND for COVID-19 Relief

Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
March 7 @ 7:00 pm EST

By Audition or Invite Only | Ages 7-20s | Monday, March 7 | The Triad Theatre in NYC | Tickets 49.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Directed by Broadway Star & Playwright, Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FOUND)

All performers and attendees of this event must be fully vaccinated.

Video Audition Instructions: Sing a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

Already on our advanced student list? No need to audition! Email us for your invite!

The COVID-19 pandemic hit our beloved Broadway community unexpectedly, and hard. While many Broadway houses have reopened, there are still many actors and theatres across the country who need our help!

Let’s celebrate Broadway’s grand return, and help actors and theatres who are experiencing financial distress post-pandemic.

Perform solos or duets
Perform solos or duets at the historic Triad Theatre in NYC on Monday, March 7 to raise money and awareness for The Actor’s Fund.

If you are cast in the cabaret and would like to sing a duet with a friend or sibling, please contact the office here.

Tickets for the performance are $49 (general admission) plus a 2 drink minimum. All performers are required to purchase 4 tickets.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund.

Rehearsals: On Zoom or In-Person
45-minute rehearsals take place either via Zoom or in-person in NYC.

**Zoom rehearsals are free of charge.

**If you prefer to rehearse in person, we are offering a very deep discount on a private rehearsal session with our Broadway Director and Music Director.

For an additional $95, work with Coco and Jon at our W. 72nd Street Studio. After registration, you may sign up for a discounted in-person rehearsal.

Ages: 7-20s (fully vaccinated please)
When: Monday, March 7
Call Time For Singers: 4 PM
Show Time: 7:00 PM
Where: The Triad – 158 W. 72nd St.

** There is a 2 drink minimum at the theatre**

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST

April 2022

All Ages | Saturday, April 30 | Cost 155.00

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

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

Outdoor Session includes:
• 30 min photoshoot
• Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days
• 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

Where: TriBeCa Location
When: Saturday, April 30, All Day
Cost: 155.00

PLEASE NOTE: A CLASS ACT NY DOES NOT HANDLE SCHEDULING FOR THIS EVENT. YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER YOU REGISTER!

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

May 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20s (Scenes Split By Age) | Sundays, May 1 - June 5 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-5: 515.00

Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Soraya Butler (McDonald’s, Crayola, Walmart)

What better way to learn the art of voice-over acting than with a top VO actor in a state-of-the-art recording booth?

Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box using just their voice.

Focus of class:
• Learn how to create characters for cartoons, video games and animated feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercial reads, radio spots and promos
• Learn how to record and upload voice-over auditions and jobs from home, and how to market yourself as a VO actor
• Learn proper mic technique to avoid feedback, popping sounds, and reverberation
• Gain experience working in a state-of-the-art recording booth

Final Industry Showcase:
Class culminates in a final performance in the studio for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!

Already have rep? No problem! Take this class for its educational value!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

No Audition Required | Ages 7 - 11 | Sundays, May 1 - June 5 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 2-5: 515.00

Missed the 1st Class? Pro-rating Available!

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

Instructor: Broadway Star, Leigh Ann Larkin (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY, DISNEY’S ON THE RECORD)

Work with Broadway Star Leigh Ann Larkin and a top music director on every aspect of musical theatre performance: singing, dancing, and acting! Learn iconic song and dance numbers from shows you know and love, and perform scenes with a partner!

Focus of class:
• Hone singing and dancing chops
• Develop strong acting skills through scene work opposite classmates
• Build confidence in a safe and supportive environment
• Perform in a final showcase

Final Showcase:
Class culminates in a final performance in the studio for loved ones and a few scouting talent reps!

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No Audition Required | Ages 10 - 20s (scenes split by age) |  Monday, May 9  | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with Associate Casting Director, Briana Dunlay of Gayle Keller Casting! Then, in the last 30 minutes of class, perform for Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom, head of the youth division at Stewart Talent, a top bi-coastal talent agency.

Briana is currently working on FX's WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and The Universal/Apatow Productions' Film BROS, written and starring Billy Eichner. Her recent credits include Hulu's LIFE & BETH, written and starring Amy Schumer and ACANY alum, Violet Young, Amazon & Annapurna's HOT PINK, the film WEREWOLVES WITHIN directed by Josh Ruben; season 1 and 2 of HBO's BETTY, based on Crystal Moselle's film SKATE KITCHEN; AMC's DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE starring Jason Segel and Sally Field, THE ILIZA SCHLESINGER SKETCH SHOW for Netflix; Judd Apatow's KING OF STATEN ISLAND starring Pete Davidson; HUSTLERS starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Cardi B. Other credits include Marvel/Netflix's JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST; HBO/Cinemax's WARRIOR; THE BOONDOCK SAINTS ORIGINS Pilot.

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

No Audition Required | Ages 4 - Mid 20s | Tuesday, May 17 | Cost 385.00

Payment Plans Available – please call our office at 212.315.3010 or email us to set up a payment plan today!

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Perform in this Showcase In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

It’s often challenging to get in front of Talent Agents and Managers. A Class Act NY’s industry showcases provide aspiring actors the unbelievable opportunity to perform for 20 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

Previous participants are now working professionally! Many are booking television series, films, voice-overs, commercials and Broadway shows. Click here to read about some of our students’ professional progress.

The biggest agencies and management firms in town attend our showcases including Stewart Talent, Avalon Artists, DDO Artists Agency, Zuri Agency, The Mine, The Price Group, Calli Company, Lil Angels, GD3 Management, Kreativ Artists, Ingrid French, and many more.

The Showcase Includes:
• The chance to perform in the audition room for 20 Scouting Agents & Managers either In-Person or via Zoom
• A 50-minute virtual coaching session with:
     • Non-Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach
     • Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach and a Broadway Music Director

** An in-person coaching is available for an additional $95 fee.

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, May 23 | Cost 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

Limited to 10 Participants!

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.

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

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

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!

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FREE Virtual Summer Open House

Online Event, United States
May 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Ages 7-20s | Wednesday, May 25 | 7:30-9:30 PM ET | For Parents & Prospective Students | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Summer 2022 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both In-Studio and Virtual Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select summer programs will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Summer!

Schedule of Open House Events:
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance with Choreographer and Broadway Actor, Jessica McRoberts (SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK, FOLLIES)

7:40-8:00 PM ET: Voice-Over Acting with Voice-Over Artist, Amy Marcs (Commercial Radio Spots for JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MASTERCARD, IBM, and KMART)

8:00-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation with Broadway Star, Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FUN HOME, FOUND)

8:15-8:50 PM ET: Sitcom Acting with On-Camera Actor, Morgan Weed (THE GOOD FIGHT, ELEMENTARY, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN)

8:55-9:30 PM ET: Q&A with ACANY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and ACANY’s Administrative Staff

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BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, May 26 | Cost to Participate: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

Limited to 10 Participants!

Presley Ryan is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on the Great White Way in BEETLEJUICE as Lydia Deetz! Prior 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. 

Presley started her career at our studio, where she met her agent at our agent and manager showcase!

Sing a 32-bar song cut for Presley who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation, audition technique and presentation!

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

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!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

June 2022

Miscast Cabaret to Benefit SAVE THE CHILDREN’s Ukrainian Relief Fund

Triad Theater, 158 W. 72nd St.
New York, NY 10023 United States
June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm EDT

By Audition or Invite Only | Ages 7-20s | Monday, June 20 | The Triad Theatre in NYC | Cost: 195.00 (includes 4 tickets to the show and a free, private Zoom rehearsal)

Directed by Broadway Star & Playwright, Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FOUND)

Performers have the amazing opportunity to perform solos or duets at the historic Triad Theatre in NYC on Monday, June 20 in an effort to raise money for Save The Children’s Ukrainian Relief Fund.

Sing a song from a musical in which you would NEVER be cast!

Too old to play Little Orphan Annie, but LOVE the song “Tomorrow?” Bring it on!

Do you love “She Used to Be Mine” from WAITRESS, but could realistically only play Ogie or Dr. Pomatter? Belt it out!

Are you a girl who connects to “Electricity” from BILLY ELLIOT, but can only dream of playing Billy? Now’s your chance!

The options are endless! Those looking for inspiration can check out the videos from MCC’s annual gala with the same theme starring Broadway’s biggest stars!

WATCH: Jeremy Jordan singing “Let it Go” from FROZEN or the girls from MEAN GIRLS performing a medley from JERSEY BOYS!

Video Audition Instructions:
Sing a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

Already on our advanced student list?
No need to audition! Email us for your invite!

Duets:
If you are cast in the cabaret and would like to sing a duet with a friend or sibling, please contact the office here. 

Rehearsals On Zoom or In-Person:
45-minute rehearsals take place either via Zoom or in-person in NYC.

*Zoom rehearsals are free of charge.

**If you prefer to rehearse in person, we are offering a very deep discount on private rehearsals with our Broadway Director and Music Director. 

For an additional $95, work with Coco and Jon at our W. 72nd Street Studio. After registration, you may sign up for a discounted in-person rehearsal. 

Ages: 7-20s
When: Monday, June 20
Call Time For Singers: 4 PM
Show Time: 7 PM
Where: The Triad – 158 W. 72nd St.
Cost: 195.00 (includes 4 tickets to the show and a free, private Zoom rehearsal)

** There is a 2 drink minimum at the theatre**

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