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April 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Tuesday-Thursday | 2-4 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 | Tuesdays and 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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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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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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August 2021

Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

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

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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In-Studio Senior Pre-Professional Program

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 9 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm EDT

By Audition or Invite Only | Ages 11 & UP | Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13 | 10 AM - 4 PM Eastern | Cost 995.00

Instructor Session 1: Broadway’s Allison Thomas Lee (THE ADDAMS FAMILY, IN THE HEIGHTS, TARZAN)
Instructor Session 2: Broadway's Jonalyn Saxer (MEAN GIRLS, HOLIDAY INN, CATS)
Instructor Session 3: Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIRSPRAY)

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

Limited Space!

Audition Info: Perform a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song, a cappella, and email it to auditions@aclassactny.com. More audition instructions below.

A Class Act NY’s Senior Pre-Professional Program is for advanced actors, ages 11 & UP, who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

Daily Dance + Warm-Up
We begin each day with an energizing and educational vocal and physical warm-up with our Broadway Director and Music Director.

Private Lessons, Group Instruction and Advanced Masterclasses: 
A combination of private and group instruction will provide participants with a unique week-long experience. Participants in the Pre-Professional Program will also take a series of advanced masterclasses with visiting Broadway guest artists designed to challenge and elevate our actors’ skill set.

Final Industry Showcase
Our advanced program culminates in a final showcase attended by scouting industry pros. Due to COVID-19, this year's showcase will look a little different from years past, but will still be amazing! Each performer will have the awesome opportunity to perform their monologue and song cut alone in the room for the scouting talent reps! After the program culminates, each actor will receive a written feedback form as well as a video of the showcase performance! Many of our past participants have been discovered at this very program. For a list of recent student achievements, click here.

Video Audition Instructions: Please sing a 32-bar cut, a cappella, of a musical theatre song. Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

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In-Studio Junior Pre-Professional Program

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 9 @ 10:00 am - August 13 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Advanced Students Only | Ages 7-11 | Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13 | 10 AM - 4 PM Eastern | Cost 995.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Instructor: Broadway’s Lauren Elder (SIDE SHOW, HAIR)

A Class Act NY’s Junior Pre-Professional Program is for advanced actors, ages 7-11, who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

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Online Summer Pre-Professional Program – August Session

Online Event, United States
August 9 @ 1:00 pm - August 13 @ 4:30 pm EDT

Advanced Students | Junior Ages 7-11 | Senior Ages 12-19 | Monday, August 9 - Friday, August 13 | 1-4:30 PM Eastern (OR FOR WEST COAST CAMPERS, 10 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific)| Cost 695.00

Instructor: Broadway’s James Leo Ryan (ANNIE, LES MIS)

Zoom Classroom 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!
A Class Act NY’s Pre-Professional Program is for a select group of artists who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

Private Lessons
During the week, participants will receive 3 free private lessons. Prep your final showcase material with the guidance of your Broadway Director, Music Director and Dance Instructor. Lessons will take place outside of normal camp hours.

Advanced Masterclasses with Visiting Broadway Stars & Broadway Casting Director Peter Van Dam of Tara Rubin Casting
Pre-Professional Program participants will also take a series of advanced masterclasses with visiting Broadway Stars and Broadway Casting Directors designed to challenge and elevate our actors' skill set.

Broadway Star Q&A with Taylor Trensch (TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HELLO DOLLY!)
Broadway star, Taylor Trensch, will zoom in for an informative Q&A! Ask him everything you’ve ever wanted to know about starring on Broadway, or the business of show business!

Final Showcase for 10 Scouting Talent Reps
Perform in a final showcase for loved ones and 10 scouting industry guests! (If your loved ones can’t make it live, a recorded version will be distributed via email a few weeks after camp!)

JOIN US FOR MULTIPLE SESSIONS! NEW MATERIAL COVERED WEEKLY!

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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 @ 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

ONLY 1 PARTICIPATION TICKET LEFT!

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 – duplicate enrollsy test

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 11 @ 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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2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 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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In-Studio Character Camp: An Acting Program

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 16 @ 10:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8-19 (Grouped by Age) | Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20 | 10 AM - 4 PM Eastern | Cost 775.00

Instructor (Senior Session): TV/Film & Broadway Actor, John Patrick Hayden (TARTUFFE, DAREDEVIL, LAW & ORDER: SVU)
Instructor (Junior Session): TV/Film & Broadway Actor, Lauren Elder (LAW & ORDER SVU, BOARDWALK EMPIRE, LOUIS)

Opening a 2nd Session after the 1st one Sold Out! Grab Your Spot ASAP!

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

Build a strong acting foundation in our 5-day in-person dramatic arts camp!

Limited Space!

Hone your acting chops in a fun, safe and supportive environment in Character Camp, an in-studio acting program with amazing On-Camera, Voice-Over and Broadway faculty!

In our straight acting program, campers will explore four different areas of performance: stage acting, film, television and voice-over. Learn how to make bold and interesting character choices and deepen performance skills through a series of workshops taught by TV/Film, Voice-Over and Broadway Actors including Joe Carroll, John Patrick Hayden and RJ Brown. Campers will learn to use their physicality and intellect to create compelling characters!

Add new skills to your actor’s toolbox!

Final Showcase
Fully Vaccinated Family & Friends are welcome to our final showcase. All attendees will be required to be masked, and to show proof of vaccination before entry. A video will be sent a few weeks after camp ends to share with those unable to attend due to vaccination status.

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Online Character Camp – August Session

Online Event, United States
August 16 @ 1:00 pm - August 20 @ 4:15 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8 -19 (Grouped by age) | Monday, August 16 - Friday, August 20 | Time 1-4:15 PM Eastern (OR FOR WEST COAST CAMPERS, 10 AM - 1:15 PM Pacific) | Cost 645.00

Instructor: TV/Film & Broadway Actor, James Leo Ryan (NCIS, THE BLACKLIST, LAW & ORDER, ANNIE)
Zoom Classrooms Limited to 14 Students!

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

Hone your acting chops in a fun, safe and supportive environment in Character Camp, an online acting program with amazing On-Camera, Voice-Over and Broadway faculty!

In our straight acting program, campers will explore four different areas of performance: stage acting, film, television and voice-over. Learn how to make bold and interesting character choices and deepen performance skills through a series of workshops and private lessons. Campers will learn to use their physicality and intellect to create compelling characters!

Add new skills to your actor’s toolbox!

Private Lessons - Monologue Study
Campers will take a free 45-minute one-on-one session with their Main Director to work on an age-appropriate monologue. Each actor will be assigned a piece to learn before their session. With the guidance of your Director, you will break down your monologue beat by beat, discover operative words within the text, and identify your objective. Lessons will take place outside of normal camp hours.

Workshops
Take educational workshops led by your Main Director and Special Guest Instructors throughout the week!

Final Showcase
Campers perform in an online final showcase for family and friends! (If your loved ones can’t make it live, a recorded version will be distributed via email a few weeks after camp!)

NEW MATERIAL WEEKLY! JOIN US FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS!

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September 2021

FREE Virtual Open House

Online Event, United States
September 14 @ 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 Camp Fair Events:
7:30 PM ET: Introduction
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance w/ A Broadway Dancer
7:40-8 PM ET: Voice-Over w/ Voice-Over Actor & Coach
8-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation w/ a Broadway Star
8:15-8:55 PM ET: Sitcom Acting w/ either a Casting Director, TV/Film Director or On-Camera Actor
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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Adult Agent & Manager Showcase

500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 22

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…

6-Week Virtual On-Camera Scene Study: Sitcoms & Dramas w/ 5 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
September 23 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 1:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages: 10-20’s (scenes divided by age, email us for an age exception) | Thursdays, September 23 - October 28 from 5-7 PM Eastern | Cost 650.00

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

Become a more versatile actor by working on both comedic and dramatic TV and Film sides. 

Students will learn about and utilize different acting techniques and methods developed by renowned teachers such as Meisner, Stanislavski, Adler, and Hagen. Renowned actors employ these techniques to achieve a more realistic, emotional, and grounded performance.

Focus of Class:
• Begin to utilize specific acting techniques and methods to help you become a more grounded and authentic performer
• Learn how to identify operative words, objectives, conflict, tactics and acting beats within the text
• Work on character development and physicality
• Comedic Acting: Learn the formulaic structure of sitcoms, and how to bring out the comedy in the script
• Dramatic Acting: Learn how to give a more nuanced, subtle performance
• Learn how to be a present and generous scene partner

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10-Week TV Class: Sitcoms & Dramas w/ 10 Scouting Talent Reps

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 26 @ 11:00 am - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 11 - 19 | No Audition Required | Sundays, September 26 – December 5 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Cost 895.00

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

In this comprehensive course, we will cover the ins and outs of three popular genres of Television: Sitcoms (Comedic TV Shows) and Dramas, which include both Serial Dramas (a continuing plot that unfolds in a sequential episode-by-episode fashion) and Procedurals (a series that focuses on how crimes are solved or some other aspect of a law enforcement agency).

Students will not only learn the acting techniques needed for these different genres of popular TV series, they will also learn lingo and on-camera staging techniques that are specific to each one.

By the end of our 10-week course, students will be ready to present material they have workshopped for 10 scouting agents and managers and loved ones in a final presentation.

Focus of Class:
• Learn how to identify operative words, objectives, conflict, tactics and acting beats within the text
• Learn how to portray complex characters
• Learn how to bring out the funny in sitcom scenes by cultivating and connecting to your personal joy and opening your comic receptors
• Learn how to develop a relationship with the camera
• Work on character development and physicality
• Learn how to be a present and generous scene partner

Final Showcase:
At the end of the 10 weeks, perform selections from all 3 genres for family, friends, and 10 Scouting Talent Agent & Managers!

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10-Week Disney & Nick Sitcom Class w/ 10 Scouting Talent Reps

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 26 @ 11:00 am - December 5 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 7-11 | No Audition Required | Sundays, September 26 – December 5 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost 895.00

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

This on-camera class is geared toward young actors interested in learning how to bring out the funny in sitcom scenes! We will be using real scripts from Disney & Nickelodeon shows! 

Focus of Class:
• Learn how to identify comedic clues within the text
• Work on physicality and inhabiting a character in your body
• Learn how to land jokes and bring out the funny in your scenes
• Learn proper on-camera sitcom acting and audition technique
• Learn how to stand out from the crowd at auditions

Final Showcase:
By the end of our 10-week course, students will be ready to present material they have workshopped for 10 scouting agents and managers and loved ones in a final presentation.

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October 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 145.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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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Online Agent & Manager Showcase w/ 10 Talent Reps

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
October 13

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.

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 students (parents are invited to attend!) to review tips on 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 Option #1: Saturday, October 9 from 4-6 PM EST
• Group Workshop Option #2: Monday, October 11 from 4-6 PM EST
• Private 50 Minute Lessons: Scheduled based on instructor and performer availability.

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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 16 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 1:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10- Adults, 2 Sessions Split by Age (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 16 AND/OR Sunday, October 17 | 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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Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock’s TV Intensive

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

Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock's TV Intensive

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

Take one or more intensives with powerhouse L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting, who is flying in from L.A. to work with you at ACANY!

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

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6-Week Voice-Over Class w/ a VO Actor, 2 Agents & a Casting Director

NYC,
October 30 @ 11:00 am - December 11 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 9 - 19 (scenes div by age) | No Audition Required | Saturdays, October 30 - December 11 | 11 AM – 1 PM | Cost: 675.00

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

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

Focus of Class:
• Learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots
• Learn how to nail VO auditions
• Learn proper mic technique to avoid feedback
• Perform in a Showcase for 2 Scouting Talent Agents & a Casting Director

Final Presentation for 2 Agents and a Casting Director & a Q&A:
Perform material you have honed in class for three industry guests including 2 scouting Voice-Over and Commercial Agents and a top Voice-Over Casting Director. Includes a Q&A with the Casting Director, and your Instructor about the vo business!

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November 2021

6-Week Virtual Voice-Over & Commercial Cold Read Class w/ 5 Talent Reps

Online Event, United States
November 4 @ 5:00 pm - December 16 @ 7:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages: 9-20 (scenes divided by age, email us for an age exception) | Thursdays, November 4- December 16 from 5-7 PM Eastern | Cost 650.00

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

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

Why?!? 

Because actors can record voice-over auditions, and even the actual jobs, from the comfort of their own home with very little equipment! And with proper testing and safety precautions in place, the entertainment industry has figured out how to get back to filming commercials!

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

Final Presentation for 5 Scouting Talent Reps
Perform for five scouting Voice-Over & Commercial Agents and Managers. Family and friends are also invited to attend!

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In-Studio Agent & Manager Showcase w/ 20 Talent Reps

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 17

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!

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 for alone in the audition room for 20 Scouting Agents & Managers
• A 50 minute coaching session with:
• Non-Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach
• Singers: A Broadway/TV/Film Coach and a Broadway Music Director

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