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June 2020

Private Skype Coaching in Acting, Voice and Audition Prep

Online Event, United States
June 28, 2020 - November 12, 2022

No Audition Required | Flexible Scheduling | Starting at $65/30 mins and $130/hr

Great news! You can continue to grow and build your skill set from the comfort of your own home! ACANY has been offering Private Skype Lessons for years and it's been an excellent educational tool for our students!

Take a private Skype lesson in almost anything your heart desires including:
• Voice Lessons
• Commercial Acting & Audition Technique
• Scenes & Monologues from Plays, TV Shows & Films
• Voice-Over Acting
• Audition Prep

We schedule lessons during business hours, Monday-Friday from 9:30AM-5:15PM but lessons take place 7 days a week!

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October 2020

Almost, Maine

Online Event, United States
October 4 @ 2:00 pm - December 6 @ 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 14-20s | Sundays, October 4-December 6 from 2-5 PM ET | Cost 695.00

SOLD OUT! Join the Wait List

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!

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November 2020

Private Online Lessons with 2x Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman

Online Event, United States
November 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - June 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Fridays 1-5 PM ET | Cost 225.00 per 60 min.

For serious minded students only!

Alex is a 2X Tony Nominee! 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!

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

Alex specializes in teaching song interpretation, vocal coaching, audition prep, college audition prep and monologue work. If electing to do a musical theatre lesson, be prepared to sing your 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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Private Online Lessons with 2x Tony Nominee, Eva Noblezada

Online Event, United States
November 28, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - May 17, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 13 & Up | Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3-4 PM ET | Cost 140.00 per 30 min.

Eva Noblezada is a 2x Tony Nominee! Eva was 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.

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

Eva specializes in teaching song interpretation, vocal coaching, audition prep, monologue work, and scene work. If electing to do a musical theatre lesson, 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, it must be sent to us in advance.

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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6-Week Virtual Dance Call Experience

Online Event, United States
November 30 - December 22

No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Private Lessons Conclude by Dec 18  | Pro-rated Cost for Weeks 5-6: 210.00

Videos are sent weekly. Take a few days to learn the choreography and upload to Google Drive.

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

Instructor: Broadway Dancer / Dance Captain, Natalie Wisdom

Back by popular demand!

Join us for our Online Dance Call experience Class, for actors and singers who want to improve their dance skills in a safe and supportive environment!

Every Friday, students will be sent a video lesson from Natalie, focusing on a different musical theatre dance genre. Natalie will present a new combination for each of the six sessions. The class will not only cover choreography, but students will learn terminology and technique specific to each style.

Once you watch the weekly video, you have the weekend to film yourself performing that week’s choreography and submit it to us using Google Drive by Monday. Then we’ll schedule a roughly 15 min ZOOM meeting between Natalie & you based on your schedules where he will provide individual feedback on your performance. He’ll also be able to break down difficult steps with you via video and watch you perform and offer guidance and feedback.

NEW COMBOS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS! Continue to hone your dance skills and join us for all weeks!

REMAINING WEEKS:

Weeks Five & Six: Contemporary Jazz

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December 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Mondays | 1-4 PM | Cost 225.00 per 50 min.

For serious minded students only! 

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.

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

Christy specializes in teaching song interpretation, presentation, and more. 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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Private Online Lessons with Tony Nominee, Derek Klena (JAGGED LITTLE PILL, ANASTASIA)

Online Event, United States
December 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - June 15, 2021 @ 4:50 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Monday-Thursday from 2-5 PM ET | Cost 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 | Wednesdays from 2-6 PM ET | Cost 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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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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Private Online Lessons with L.A. Casting Director, Robyn Owen

Online Event, United States
December 5, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - May 1, 2021 @ 2:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturdays from 12:30-2:35PM ET (9:30-11:35 PT) | Cost 250.00 per 50 min.

Work one-on-one with Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, an award-winning 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn casts important big-budget feature films and television series, and has collaborated with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Ava DuVernay on multiple projects including: A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), and WHEN THEY SEE US (Netflix), which won a Primetime EMMY award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special.

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, IRONCLAD starring Academy Award nominated/Golden Globe-winning actor Paul Giamatti, 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.

Robyn has also cast iconic TV series such as SCRUBS, DAWSON’S CREEK, FELICITY and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, just to name a few!

Other recent projects include 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!

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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No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Wednesday, December 16 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAIT LIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

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 one 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.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, December 18 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

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).

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from Broadway’s George Salazar
• 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 Broadway’s George Salazar

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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1 or 2-Day Winter Performing Arts Program

Online Event, United States
December 29 @ 1:00 pm - December 30 @ 4:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 (scenes split by age) | Tuesday, December 29 and/or Wednesday, December 30 | 1-4:30 PM EST | Cost for 1 Day 165.00 | Cost for 2 Days 315.00

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

Join us for one or both days! Everyone is invited to the Broadway Star Q&A on Day 2!

Zoom Classrooms Limited to 12 Students!

Hone your acting chops in a fun, safe and supportive environment in our online program with amazing Broadway and TV/Film faculty!

This intensive is great for singers and non-singers, alike! 

We will be utilizing Zoom features like breakout rooms which make it possible for students to work opposite one another on scenes! 

Daily Dance + Warm-Up:
Each day begins with an energizing physical warm-up with one of ACANY’s favorite Broadway, TV/Film Instructors. 

Then, we’ll learn a super fun combo from a Contemporary or Hip-Hop musical!

Workshops: 
Take educational workshops led by Broadway and On-Camera Actors throughout the 2 days.

Tuesday: Audition Technique (Actor’s Choice - Sing 32 Bars or Perform a Monologue)
Instructor: Broadway's Natalie Wisdom 
• Students can either bring in a 32 bar song cut or a one minute monologue. We’ll work in-depth on song and monologue interpretation, audition technique and presentation!
• Students can either bring in a 32 bar song cut or a one minute monologue. We’ll work in-depth on song and monologue interpretation, audition technique and presentation!
• Singers can choose to use a backing track or sing a cappella.
• Need a monologue?
Email us after registration and we will send one over.

Wednesday:  TV/Film Acting
Instructor: TV/Film and Broadway's Sean Patrick Doyle
• Utilizing scenes from Films and TV shows, actors will work together to dissect scenes beat by beat, and learn what it takes to give a compelling performance. Actors will be paired up and assigned to a Zoom Breakout Room where they will work with their scene partner. Your On-Camera and Broadway instructor will join your breakout room and offer individualized coaching.

Stage & Screen Star Q&A with George Salazar:
We will conclude our program with an informative Q&A with one of the biggest stars from stage and screen, George Salazar (Broadway: BE MORE CHILL, GODSPELL, Television: NANCY DREW, SUPERSTORE, BULL, DIVORCE)!

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January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 6 | For Parents & Prospective Students | FREE

Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter and Spring 2021 programs will look like online!

We are continuing to offer online classes and workshops in musical theatre, dramatic arts, dance, on-camera, and voice-over! We will also be offering amazing virtual production opportunities! 

ACANY has been offering programs online since March 2020 to great success. Our virtual open house is for parents and students who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest! 

Join us for some or all of the evening- feel free to zoom in and out as you wish! We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

Questions about online programs? We’re here to address your concerns!

The session will include:

• A quick introduction to the program
A demo of how classes will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions

This session will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the winter and spring. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical online class will look like. 

Most classes will be 2 hours long, and will feature small group instruction (10-12 students per classroom, max).

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Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Monday, January 11 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students! Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Megan Hilty is a Broadway and TV Star. Notable roles on Broadway include: WICKED, 9 TO 5 (Drama Desk Award Nomination), and NOISES OFF (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nomination). Her most notable on-screen role was Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama, SMASH. She has also appeared in subsequent concert performances of the show’s fictitious Broadway hit, BOMBSHELL, in both 2015 and 2020. Other TV roles include: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC), ROBOT AND MONSTER (Nickelodeon), GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo), and THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS).

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a one minute monologue for Megan who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

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

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty!

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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6-Week Acting Lab w/ Top L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners

Online Event, United States
January 15, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - February 26, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10-20s | Fridays, January 15 - February 26 | 4-6 PM ET | Cost 845.00

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

GEAR UP FOR PILOT SEASON!

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

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

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell Gossett’s 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 feedback & coaching directly from Mitchell

Final Performance with Talent Reps:
Together, we will work towards an online final performance in which family, friends, and a few of Mitchell’s industry friends will Zoom in to see you perform!

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No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Monday, January 18 | Cost 205.00

MLK Day! No School! 

Work with prolific award-winning L.A. Casting Director Lisa London of London/Stroud Casting! 

Lisa London has discovered and/or given these actors their big break in Hollywood: Emma Stone, Jonah Hill, Mark Ruffalo, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Giovanni Ribisi, Adrian R. Mante, Adam Irigoyen & Yara Shahidi to name a few!

Notable recent projects include: THE POISON ROSE starring Morgan Freeman, Brendan Fraser and John Travolta, Adam Sandler’s NETFLIX Film,  SANDY WEXLER, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES starring Angela Kinsey of THE OFFICE, FREAKS starring Emile Hirsch and Bruce Dern, THE MOSTLY GHOSTLY franchise starring BELLA THORNE and SUGAR AND TOYS for FUSE TV.

You might also be familiar with Lisa’s work on HANNAH MONTANA, SUPAH NINJAS, SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY and HOUSE BUNNY starring Emma Stone!

Focus of Class:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, and why some people get callbacks while others do not and why it’s imperative to research a role
• Proper on-camera audition technique
• Perform scenes for Lisa London and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback
• Showbiz Q&A

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7-Week Musical Theatre Audition Technique with 6 Industry Pros

Online Event, United States
January 20, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - March 10, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions by Age: 8-11 and 12-20s | Wednesdays, January 20 - March 10 from 4:30-6:30 PM ET | Cost: 735.00

Limited to 11 Students!

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

Want to improve your audition technique? Who doesn’t?

In our brand NEW seven week course, learn the ins and outs of every aspect of the musical theatre audition experience from acting to singing and dance, from 6 top industry professionals: 3 Broadway Casting Directors, Scouting Talent Agents, an Associate Broadway Director, and a professional Choreographer/ Broadway Dance Captain!  

Week One: The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting

Week Two: The 16-Bar Cut Audition with Jillian Cimini of Roundabout Theatre Company/ Jim Carnahan Casting

Week Three: Monologue Work with a Broadway Casting Director

Week Four: Chemistry Reads (Scene Work) with a Broadway Associate Director

Week Five: The 32-Bar Cut Audition with a Top Scouting Talent Agent

Week Six: The Broadway Dance Call with Lisa Stevens, Choreographer and Broadway Dancer

Week Seven: Final Showcase for Family, Friends, & Scouting Talent Reps

Focus of Class:
• Hone your singing, dancing and acting skills under the guidance of 6 in-demand industry pros
• Learn to present yourself confidently in any audition scenario
• Master what it takes to make it on Broadway
• Unlock the keys to success from top Industry Pros

Final Showcase:
Put your new skills to the test in front of family, friends, and 2 scouting Talent Reps! All actors will perform their favorite 2 pieces from the semester. 

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7-Week Voice-Over & Commercial Class w/ 5 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
January 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - March 11, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages: 9-20 (scenes divided by age) | Thursdays, January 21 - March 11 from 4:30 -6:30 PM ET | Cost: 735.00

Limited to 12 Students!

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

Instructors: A top Voice-Over & Commercial Actor and 5 Industry Pros including 3 Agents, a Talent Manager and a Casting Director

GREAT NEWS: There have been an abundance of Voice-Over and Commercial jobs throughout the Pandemic! 

Why?!? 

Because actors can record and film auditions from the comfort of their own home with very little equipment! And in some cases, a small crew will be sent to film the commercial.

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

In our final class, perform for 3 scouting Talent Agents, a Talent Manager and a top Voice-Over Casting Director! 

Weeks 1-3 Voice-Over Acting:
• Learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots
• Learn how to stand out from the rest in your voice-over auditions

Weeks 4-6 Commercial Acting:
• Learn how to analyze and break down commercial copy to find the selling points within the text
• Learn how to sell a product without being too over the top
• Work on proper commercial acting and audition technique

Week 7: Final Presentation for 5 Industry Pros:
Perform for three scouting Voice-Over & Commercial Agents, a Talent Manager, and a Top Casting Director, who will provide students with written feedback. Family and friends are also invited to attend!

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February 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, February 6 | Cost 165.00

Learn the art of sitcom acting with TV and Film Star and occasional Director, Benjamin King!

Benjamin is best known for playing the role of Pete Rooney on Disney’s #1 Family Sitcom, LIV & MADDIE. He’s also set to appear in the star-studded cast of the upcoming film SHRIVER, alongside Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, and Michael Shannon. 

Other notable credits include starring in David E. Kelley’s series THE WEDDING BELLS, and guest appearances on many popular TV shows including: BETTER THINGS, GREY’S ANATOMY, WEEDS, MIKE & MOLLY, NCIS, BETTER OFF TED, PSYCH, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, SCRUBS, THE KING OF QUEENS, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and more! 

While starring on LIV & MADDIE, he also directed some episodes!

Focus of Class:
Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on a TV/Film set
Rehearse scenes with a partner via Zoom breakout rooms
Receive personal coaching from TV/Film Star, Benjamin King
Learn how to give an authentic and compelling performance on set
Work on active listening skills so you can be a more generous scene partner

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Online Agent & Manager Showcase with 20 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
February 10, 2021 @ 7:20 pm - 9:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 4 - Mid 20s | Wednesday, February 10 | 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!

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.

GET REPRESENTATION BEFORE PILOT SEASON BEGINS!

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 (formerly Abrams 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 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, February 6 from 4-6PM EST
Group Workshop Day #2: Monday, February 8 from 4-6PM EST
Private 50 Minute Lessons: Scheduled based on instructor and performer availability.

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March 2021

3-Week TV/Film Casting Director Class with 3 Top Casting Pros

Online Event, United States
March 5, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - March 19, 2021 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - Adults (scenes split by age) | Fridays, March 5-19 | 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost 435.00

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

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

Each week, a new casting pro will work with students on TV and Film scenes. Learn how to give a natural, nuanced and subtle performance by working on active listening skills and identifying intentions. The Casting Directors will teach you the skills you need to stand out in TV & Film auditions and offer tips on how to create a beautiful and professional self-tape from home.

Focus of Class:
• Script Analysis
• Character Development
• Understanding Intention
• Active Listening Skills
• On-Camera Audition Technique
• Tips on How to Self-Tape from Home

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April 2021

All Ages | No Audition Required | Saturdays, April 17 - May 22 | 11 AM - 12 PM EST | Cost: 625.00

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

Instructor: Broadway Dancer / Dance Captain, Natalie Wisdom

This class is for anyone who wants to improve their dance skills in a safe and supportive environment!

Each week, we’ll meet as a group and learn a new dance combination from a different era in musical theatre history!

The weekly dance class will also cover dance terminology and technique specific to each style.

HUGE BONUS: In addition to our group dance class, students will also have a private lesson to review choreography one on one with Natalie. He will break down difficult steps with you via Zoom, watch you perform live, and offer guidance and feedback.

You will also be expected to film that week’s combination prior to your private lesson with Natalie so he can utilize video playback in your private lesson.

WEEK ONE: LET’S DANCE
WEEK TWO: THE GOLDEN AGE
WEEK THREE: FOSSE
WEEK FOUR: FROM THE STREETS TO THE STAGE
WEEK FIVE: BROADWAY TODAY
WEEK SIX: DANCING ON SCREEN

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8-Week Scene Study Class w/ 10 Talent Reps: TV, Film & Plays

Online Event, United States
April 18, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - June 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 2 Sessions: Ages: 9-11 and 12-20’s (scenes divided by age) | Sundays, April 18 - June 13 from 4 PM - 6 PM ET | Cost 775.00

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

Limited to 12 Students!

Instructors: Top On-Camera Actor & 10 Talent Agents & Managers

Build a strong acting foundation in our 8-week scene study class.

Become a more versatile actor by working on material from three very different acting genres: film, television, and straight plays.

Students will learn about and utilize acting techniques developed by renowned teachers such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Adler, and Hagen. These are some of the most influential, widely-used acting techniques that renowned stage and screen actors employ to get realistic, emotional and natural performances.

This program is excellent for aspiring professional actors who are seeking representation, as well as those actors looking to deepen their performance skills in a fun, safe and supportive environment.

Week by Week Breakdown:

Week One: Each student presents a monologue so we can get to know each other. This will ensure that we are able to assign every actor a scene partner and material that will provide an appropriate challenge based on their skill level.
Weeks Two & Three: Scenes from TV Shows
Weeks Four & Five: Scenes from Films
Weeks Six & Seven: Scenes from Straight Plays
Week Eight: Showcase for Loved Ones & 10 Scouting Talent Reps
We’ll create a showcase to reflect the strengths of our select group, with each student presenting 2 scenes they worked on throughout the semester.

Focus of Class:
• Begin to utilize specific techniques such as Meisner and Method
• Learn how to identify operative words, objectives, conflict, tactics and acting beats within the text
• Work on character development and physicality
• Learn how to be a present and generous scene partner

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FOUND.

Online Event, United States
April 25, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - June 27, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 12-20s | Sundays, April 25-June 20 from 2-5 PM EST | Cost 815.00

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

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?

..........FOUND.

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.

Originate a Role
• There’s no such thing as a lead role in this production, as all parts are equal in size. This show is made up of two person scenes and monologues that will ensure every member of our cast has their moment to shine! 

Receive Special Insight into the Writing Process
• In addition to rehearsing our show, we’ll learn all about Playwriting Concepts and Script Development from working professionals!

Gain Experience Working with a Developing Story
• Since we'll be working on this piece over the course of a few weeks, you'll get to experience script rewrites and see how a new piece can evolve over time.

There is no audition required to participate, actors must submit a self-tape prior to our first rehearsal. Roles will be handed out on Sunday, April 25.

The entire rehearsal process will take place via zoom. Actors will utilize zoom’s features, such as breakout rooms, to rehearse 1-on-1 with their scene partners and Coco, our director.

Throughout the process, we will film the production using virtual backgrounds and the actor’s own home environments. The show will be edited together, and we’ll be hosting a viewing party with the cast, family, friends, and scouting industry guests on our final day!

This is the 5th Original work produced by A Class Act NY, and our first original straight play. Other works include: THE ROAD TO SOC-CON by Sean P. Pallatroni (2020), ESCAPE! by Matt Patrick Walsh (2019), and PSYKIDZ by Bobby Cronin (2018). All of these works are still being developed today!

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