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January 2021

Broadway & TV Star, Patti Murin’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Sunday, January 17 | Cost 145.00

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

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

Patti Murin is a Broadway and Television Star, best known for originating the role of Princess Anna in Disney’s FROZEN! She was also seen on Broadway as the title character in LYSISTRATA JONES and in XANADU. Other theatre roles include: WICKED (First National Tour), HOLIDAY INN (The Muny, Goodspeed Opera House), and THE LITTLE MERMAID (The Muny). In addition to her roles on the stage, she played Dr. Nina Shore on the popular NBC Medical Drama, CHICAGO MED.

Patti will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a one minute monologue for Patti 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 Broadway and TV Star, Patti Murin!

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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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 @ 4:30 pm - March 10 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8-20s (2 Classrooms Split by Age) | Wednesdays, January 20 - March 10 from 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost: 735.00

Limited to 11 Students per Classroom!

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!  

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

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

Monologue Work with Kristian Charbonier of Telsey + Company Casting or Chad Eric Murnane of Binder Casting

Chemistry Reads (Scene Work) with Broadway Director, Marc Bruni

The 32-Bar Cut Audition with Top Talent Agent, Victoria Kress of A3 Artists

The Broadway Dance Call with Lisa Stevens, Choreographer and Broadway Dancer

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 @ 4:30 pm - March 11 @ 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 7-20 (2 Classrooms Split by Age) | Thursdays, January 21 - March 11 from 4:30-6:30 PM EST | Cost: 735.00

Limited to 12 Students per Classroom!

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

Session 1 Instructor: Voice-Over & On-Camera Actor, Sean Patrick Doyle 

Session 2 Instructor: Voice-Over & On-Camera Actor, Morgan Weed

Perform in a Final Showcase for 5 Industry Pros including 3 Scouting Talent Agents, a Talent Manager and a Top 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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Tony Winner, Ali Stroker’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 26 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, January 26 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

Ali Stroker made history as the first actor in a wheelchair on Broadway when she appeared in Deaf West’s acclaimed 2015 revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Most recently, Ali won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Ado Annie in the 2019 revival of OKLAHOMA! She also starred in the 2020 Lifetime Movie, CHRISTMAS EVER AFTER, and on TV Shows such as GLEE (FOX), TEN DAYS IN THE VALLEY (ABC), and THE BOLD TYPE (FREEFORM).

Focus of Class:
Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar audition cut from Tony Winner, Ali Stroker
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Class will conclude with a super inspiring and informative Q&A with Tony Winner & TV Star, Ali Stroker!

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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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 @ 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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No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up | Saturday, February 20 | Cost 205.00

Learn the art of comedic on-camera acting featured on both The Disney Channel and Nickelodeon TV from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone! Wendy is a dynamic and influential director. She is currently directing Disney’s SYDNEY TO THE MAX, RAVEN’S HOME, JUST ROLL WITH IT, BUNK’D, COOP AND CAMI ASK THE WORLD, and she directed WALK THE PRANK, KNIGHT SQUAD, among others! She was also the director of Disney’s #1 family sitcom, LIV AND MADDIE.

Wendy’s workshops are well known for creating an inviting and energetic environment in which students are given the tools necessary to be successful, working actors in the entertainment industry. Impressively, she has recently coached all of the newly scouted talent for Disney Channel’s latest boot camp and showcase!

Focus of Class:
• Learn what it takes to be a successful actor on the set of a Disney and Nick show
• Rehearse Scenes from Hit Shows Wendy has directed
• Receive Coaching and Feedback directly from Wendy Faraone
• Learn how to Land Jokes, Make Turns and Bring out the Funny in the Audition Room and On Set
• Showbiz Q&A with Wendy and Artistic Director of A Class Act NY, Jessica R. Grosman

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, February 24 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

Caissie Levy is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Princess Elsa in FROZEN on Broadway. Other notable Broadway roles include: Fantine in the 2014 Revival of LES MISERABLES, Molly in the Original Broadway Cast of GHOST: THE MUSICAL, and Sheila in the 2009 Revival of HAIR. She was also set to star in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE prior to the Broadway shutdown.

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

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

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre cut with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube).

Interested in purchasing a professional performance track? Email us your sheet music 24-48 hours in advance of the class, and we will send you a professional performance track for only $25! Purchase here!

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March 2021

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

Online Event, United States
March 5 @ 4:30 pm - March 19 @ 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!

Broadway Dance Instructor: 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. She 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 she 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 @ 4:00 pm - June 13 @ 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!

Instructor: Prominent TV/Film Actor & 3x Tony Nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald

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 @ 2:00 pm - June 27 @ 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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