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September 2019

Drop-In Cold Read Class: TV/Film and Commercial

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 21 @ 11:00 am - December 14 @ 12:30 pm EDT

Ages 8-16 Scenes Split by Age | No Audition Required | Saturdays through December 14 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: $80 per class

TV/Film & Broadway Instructor: Lauren 'Coco' Cohn: (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, MORNING GLORY, MAMMA MIA!)

Learn how to quickly pick up text with no time to prepare, break down the script and bring your best self to the audition room despite your lack of time with the material. Every week, students will be presented with new material!

Have an on-camera audition coming up? Coach your audition sides! Depending on registration there will be at least 10 minutes to dedicate to reviewing your material with the instructor.

Final Showcase: On the last day, there will be a final showcase attended by a few talent reps and loved ones! Even if you haven’t been with us for the entire semester, you are invited to participate in the showcase and perform a cold read!

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10-Week By Audition Only Scene Study: Utilizing the Techniques of 4 Masters

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 22 @ 11:00 am - November 24 @ 1:00 pm EDT

Ages 12-19 | By Audition or Invite Only | Sundays, September 22 - November 24 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 895.00

SOLD OUT! AUDITION NOW TO JOIN THE WAITLIST!

From Stanislavski > Strasberg > Adler > Hagan

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November 2019

6-Week Advanced Voice-Over w/ a Top VO Actor, 2 Agents, & 1 Casting Director

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 3 @ 10:30 am - December 15 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 10-18 | Advanced Students | Sundays, November 3 - December 15 | 10:30AM-12:30PM | Cost: 675.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAIT LIST! 

Over the course of this 6-week class, you will be working in an exciting professional recording booth! The teacher will touch upon proper mic technique and things to consider when working in a confined space as well as voice-over audition technique.

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6-Week By Audition Only: Contemporary Musical Theatre Performance

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 3 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 12-19 | By Audition or Invite Only | Sundays, November 3 - December 15 | 11AM-1PM | Cost: 675.00

SOLD OUT! AUDITION NOW TO JOIN THE WAIT LIST!

Broadway Instructor: Michael Lee Brown (EVAN HANSEN in DEAR EVAN HANSEN)

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6-Week Musical Theatre Performance

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 3 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 7-11 | No Audition Required | Sundays, November 3 - December 15 | 11AM-12:30PM | Cost: 635.00

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

Instructor: Broadway's Leigh Ann Larkin (A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, GYPSY) 

Perform numbers from beloved shows from the Golden Age of musical theatre to today’s pop-rock and contemporary hits!

Final Showcase: Session culminates with a Final Showcase for family, friends and a few scouting Talent Reps!

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November 20 Agent & Industry Pro Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Ages 4 - early 20s | There will be 2 private coaching sessions prior to the showcase | Cost (if cast) $385.00

Admissions on a rolling basis. No spots will be held.

This event is by audition or invitation only. If you are interested in participating please submit a video audition. If you have any additional questions please call our office at  212.315.3010 or email info@aclassactny.com.

Audition Guidelines
Prepare: One-minute contemporary age appropriate monologue. Monologues MUST be memorized.

If you are a Singer: Sing 32 bars a cappella of a musical theatre song that is age-appropriate.

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Agent & Industry Pro Showcase – November 20, 2019

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
November 20 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Congratulations! You have been cast in ACANY's industry showcase! Showcase Reheasals:• There will be 2 private coaching sessions prior to the showcase and our office will reach out to schedule your rehearsals.• You are required to bring an audio recording device to both coaching sessions. This ensures that you can go home and work on what was learned and return for the second rehearsal having made the proper adjustments.• You can use a smartphone or any recording device. You will need to download a voice…

December 2019

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett Teaches a Monologue Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 7 @ 10:00 am - 9:45 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 7-Adults, 3 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, December 7 | Cost 205.00

Session 1: 10am-1:30pm Ages 9-mid 20s
Session 2: 2pm-5:30pm Ages 7-14
Session 3: 6:15pm-9:45pm Ages 12-Adults

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

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, and walk away with personalized feedback.

Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games), Miley Cyrus (The Last Song), Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Darren Criss (Glee), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman), and many, many others.

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Two Time Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman’s Audition Masterclass December 8! (BEETLEJUICE, SCHOOL OF ROCK)

Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8-20s | Sunday, December 8 | Cost 195.00

Alex was nominated for a Tony this year for his portrayal of BEETLEJUICE in, none other than, BEETLEJUICE! His last Tony nomination was in 2016 for his lovable portrayal of Dewey Finn in the beloved musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK!

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College Audition Intensive w/ PACE U and MARYMOUNT Admissions Officers!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm EST

Ages: Juniors, Seniors, & Young Adults | No Audition Required | Sunday, December 8 | 10 AM - 6 PM | Cost: 299.00

Calling juniors, seniors and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program!

Spend the day perfecting your audition materials alongside 2 college admissions officers from PACE UNIVERSITY and MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE on December 8. 

Each student will get the chance to work on 3 pieces, and get individual feedback and coaching from the College Admissions Officers who have unique insight into the college audition process.

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Student & Group Programs

500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Are you planning on a bringing a group to NYC for a theatre weekend? A Class Act NY offers discounts to student groups! Additionally, we can give you recommendations of wonderful group ticket agents who can help you secure your Broadway theatre tickets! Educational Workshops: All of our workshops are taught by Broadway performers, music directors and/or agents, managers or casting directors. Chaperones are free. All workshops can be tailored to your groups specifications. Workshops can be lengthened or shortened…

January 2020

Birthday Parties

January 1, 2020

Make your child a star on their special day in a musical theatre theme party or put them center stage with different improvisational games, scenes and monologues! The Musical Theatre Birthday Party Make your child a star on their special day in a musical theatre theme party! Popular themes include Annie, Wicked, Legally Blonde, Lion King, Glee, and American Idol. Any of our parties can be held in a professional studio space, your home or a designated location in your area. The musical theatre parties are…

Broadway Actor from MEAN GIRLS Teaches a MEAN GIRLS Workshop in West Palm Beach!

Kravis Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Okeechobee Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401 United States
January 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8-mid 20's | Monday, January 20th - MLK Day - NO SCHOOL | Cost 195.00

Join an actor from the Broadway hit, MEAN GIRLS in West Palm Beach for a one-day MEAN GIRLS workshop!

Part 1: Song and Dance Combo from MEAN GIRLS with a Broadway actor from the show

Part 2: Scene work & character development excercises

Don’t miss your chance to work with a Broadway Actor from this Super Fetch musical!

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Nashville, TN: HAMILTON Workshop with HAMILTON Star, Andrew Chappelle

Millennium Dance Complex, 2844 Logan St
NASHVILLE, TN 37211 United States
January 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8- Adults | (Martin Luther King Day! - NO SCHOOL) Monday, Jan 20 | Cost: 150

Join Broadway Star of HAMILTON, Andrew Chappelle (HAMILTON, MAMMA MIA! PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT) for a one-day musical theatre HAMILTON theme workshop! Learn original Broadway choreography straight from HAMILTON with Andrew Chappelle! Andrew will also host a lively Question and Answer Session about his experience in this historic, revolutionary and inspiring American Tale! Andrew will also be signing autographs and taking pics with students, so bring your playbills!

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MEAN GIRLS & Audition Workshop with a Broadway Performer from MEAN GIRLS in Pelham, NY

The Manor Club, 1023 Esplanade
Pelham, NY 10803 United States
January 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Space Is Limited | Ages 8-18 | Monday, MLK Day - Jan. 20th - No School | Cost: 185.00

Join an actor from the Broadway hit, MEAN GIRLS in Pelham, NY for a one-day MEAN GIRLS & Audition Technique Workshop!

Part 1: Song & Dance Combo from MEAN GIRLS with a Broadway actor from the show

Part 2: Audition Technique - bring in a 16 bar audition cut and sing for the actor who will offer individual feedback & coaching

Don’t miss your chance to work with a Broadway Actor from this Super Fetch musical!

If you would like to observe your child during the class, we have PARENT/GUARDIAN ONLY observation tickets available as well for $25!

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BE MORE CHILL & Audition Workshop with Broadway BMC Actor in Lorton, VA

Pohick Church, 9301 Richmond Hwy
Lorton, VA 22079 United States
January 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 7 – 19 | MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 20 | 12 – 4p.m. | Cost: 195.00

Join a Broadway Actor from the internet sensation, BE MORE CHILL for a BMC & Audition Technique Workshop!

Participants will learn a BE MORE CHILL song with an actor from the Broadway production!

Then, in the latter part of the class, the actor and music director will conduct mock auditions! Each student will receive individual feedback and coaching from the BE MORE CHILL actor on a 16 bar cut!

Learn how to snag a coveted role in a community theatre, school or professional production!

To end our day, the actor will host a lively Q&A, take photos and sign autographs!

Part 1: BE MORE CHILL song instruction, Q&A, autographs & photos

Part 2: Audition Technique – Bring in a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song and sing for the BE MORE CHILL actor

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13-Week Workshop Production of BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR.

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm EST

Ages 5-6 & 7-11 | No Audition Required | Saturdays, January 25 - May 16 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 895.00

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

Focus of Class: Over 13 Saturdays, youngsters will learn lines, songs, and of course, dance numbers from the junior version of Disney’s popular musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

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

Can’t make all 13 classes? Not to worry, we will be offering a make-up class!

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Drop In: Commercial Acting & Improvisation for the Camera

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 25, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 16, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 9- 18 (Scenes Split by Age) | No Audition Required | Saturdays, January 25- May 16 | 11 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 80.00 per class or 895.00 for all 13

Sign up for one class, a few, or all 13! When you register for all 13, you SAVE! Register as late as the morning of the class!

You might be amazing when you have time to prepare, but what about when it’s a cold read?

Commercial auditions are almost always COLD READ AUDITIONS! The actors never gets the copy in advance!

Moreover, casting directors will often ask actors to IMPROV the material and put it into their own words!

In our drop in class, students will learn how to nail cold read commercial auditions and how to improv for the camera! Learn the tricks of the trade and professional hacks to help you nail cold auditions!

Every week students will be presented with new material! Have an audition coming up? Bring in your sides to receive coaching on them!

Sign up for one class, a few, or all 13! When you register for all 13, you SAVE! Register as late as the morning of the class!

Final Showcase: On the last day, there will be a final showcase attended by a few talent reps and loved ones! Even if you haven’t been with us for the entire semester, you are invited to participate in the showcase and perform a cold read!

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11-Week Voice-Over AND On-Camera Acting for Disney & Nick Shows

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am - May 3, 2020 @ 12:30 pm EST

Ages 8-14 (Scenes Split by Age) | No Audition Required | Sundays, January 26 - May 3 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Cost: 895.00

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

In this comprehensive course, students will get the chance to explore all aspects of acting for popular networks like Disney & Nickelodeon! We’ll split our time between a professional recording studio, and a traditional studio with proper on-camera equipment.

We will cover both the voice-over component and the on-camera acting component in this comprehensive VO and On-Camera Acting Class. Lots of Disney & Nick shows employ voice-overs in their episodes. Familiar with LIV & MADDIE or STUCK IN THE MIDDLE? Watch a few episodes of these hit Disney shows to see what we are referring to! Learn how to nab a starring role in a Disney or Nick show!

WEEKS 1-4: VOICE-OVER ACTING 
In the 1st four weeks, we will focus on voice-over acting in a professional recording studio!

WEEKS 5-9: ON-CAMERA ACTING 
For the remaining weeks, we’ll work in a traditional studio with on-camera equipment and learn how to bring out the funny using scripts from actual hit Disney & Nick TV shows!

WEEK 10: PREPARE FOR THE FINAL SHOWCASE 
Run through, notes and adjustments will be given.

WEEK 11: FINAL SHOWCASE 
Present pieces you have worked on from both the voice-over and on-camera sections of this course for family, friends, and a few scouting industry guests!

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11-Week Industry Showcase TV Class: Procedurals, Sitcoms, & Serial Dramas with 10 Scouting Agents & Managers

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - May 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm EST

Ages 12-19 | Advanced Students | Sundays, January 26 - May 3 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Cost: 895.00

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

Focus of Class: In this comprehensive course, we will cover the ins and outs of 3 popular forms of TV series: Procedurals, Sitcoms and Serial Dramas.
Not only will students learn how to act for these different types of popular TV series, they will also learn lingo and on-camera staging technique that is specific to each one.

We’ll spend the 11-weeks covering each of the following popular forms of TV: Procedurals (LAW & ORDER, THE BLACKLIST, SCANDAL); Sitcoms (FRIENDS, MODERN FAMILY, and LIV & MADDIE); Serial Dramas (13 REASONS WHY, RIVERDALE, and THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA)

Final Showcase: At the end of the 11 weeks, we’ll perform selections from all 3 genres for family, friends, and scouting industry guests!

Can’t make all 11 classes? Not to worry, we will be offering a make-up class!

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