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Pearl Studios

500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018

July 2024

July Pre-Professional Program

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
July 15 @ 9:30 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm EDT

By Audition or Invite Only | Junior Ages 7-11 | Senior Ages 12-20s | Monday - Friday, July 15 - July 19 | 9:30 AM - 5 PM | Cost 1095.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

SENIOR SESSION: SOLD OUT! SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST!
JUNIOR SESSION: ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Instructor (Junior Session): Broadway Performer, Bethany Ann Tesarck (HAMILTON, DIANA THE MUSICAL, BYE, BYE BIRDIE)
Instructor (Senior Session): Broadway Performer & Choreographer, Sarah Parker (HELL’S KITCHEN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Asst Choreographer, THE WHO’S TOMMY, HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, CAMELOT)

Audition Instructions
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 Pre-Professional Program is for advanced actors who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

Already on ACANY’s Advanced Student List? Request your invitation now!

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

Broadway Matinee
On Wednesday, participants will be treated to a matinee performance of WATER FOR ELEPHANTS!

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

Industry Showcase w/ Scouting Talent Reps
On Thursday evening, perform in an invited dress rehearsal for 5 or more scouting talent reps! Many of our past participants have been discovered at this very program. For a list of recent student achievements, click here.

Final Showcase: Off-Broadway Debut
The Pre-Professional Program culminates in a final showcase at an off-Broadway Theatre for loved ones.

LEARN MORE or SUBMIT AUDITION HERE

Character Camp: An Acting Program

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
July 22 @ 10:00 am - July 26 @ 4:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10-18 | Monday, July 22 -  Friday, July 26 | 10 AM - 4 PM Eastern | Cost 1050.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Instructor: TV/Film/Broadway & Voice-Over Actor Sean Patrick Doyle (KINKY BOOTS, LA CAGE, F/X FOSSE VERDON, Film: THE SITTER w/ Jonah Hill)

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

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

In our straight acting program, campers 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 rehearsals. Campers will learn to use their physicality and intellect to create compelling characters!

Add new skills to your actor’s toolbox!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

L.A. Casting Director Lisa London’s On-Camera Intensive

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
July 29 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 4:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 (Scenes Grouped by Age) | Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2 | 10 AM - 4 PM | Cost 1095.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

Instructors: LA Casting Director Lisa London & TV/Film/Broadway & Voice-Over Actor Jason SweetTooth Williams (WE CRASHED, BULL, FBI, THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL, AHS & Broadway’s BE MORE CHILL)

Back by Popular Demand!
Lisa has cast many genres of movies, from comedies to dramas to thrillers to family-friendly films!

Two of Lisa's recent casting projects begin airing on May 24 on Great American Pure Flix. The first, Mr. Manhattan, features the dynamic duo Carlos and Alexa PenaVega, Maximo Masefield, and Mélodie Rose Romano. The second, Destination Heaven, stars Kevin Sorbo and BAFTA award nominee Emily Rose.

Three movies that Lisa has recently cast are now in post-production. The first, Operation Taco Gary’s, stars a fantastic comedic cast of Simon Rex, Dustin Milligan, Brenda Song, Tony Cavalero, Arturo Castro, Jason Biggs and Doug Jones. The second, Boundary Waters, stars Allison Miller, Bill Heck, Chris Jackson (from Broadway’s Hamilton), iconic actress Carol Kane, and the upcoming teen actor Etienne Kellici. The third is Buster Brooks, a comedy stars Glenn Morshower and Matt Cornett (from the High School Musical series).

Lisa and her partner, Catherine Stroud, cast actors from all over the USA and even the world for these different projects, and they are continuing to consult for the company Paradox Pictures. Currently, Lisa has over 10 projects in either pre-production or development.
Lisa is always on the search for the next star!

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

Focus of Lisa’s On-Camera Intensive:
Perform a mock audition for Lisa and learn how to prepare for auditions
Actors are paired up with “co-stars” and will dissect and analyze their scenes
Gain invaluable feedback and training from Lisa London throughout the week
Lisa directs all actors’ scenes

Lisa also uses improvisation, an important skill to have both on-set and in auditions. She will run fun exercises that keep actors’ minds sharp, focused and keep the creative juices flowing.

To round out our students’ education, participants will also work with TV/Film/Broadway & Voice-Over Actor Jason SweetTooth Williams (WE CRASHED, BULL, FBI, THE MARVELOUS MRS MAISEL, AHS & Broadway’s BE MORE CHILL), taking specialized workshops!

Final Showcase
Students present material they have rehearsed for family and friends!

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

August 2024

August Pre-Professional Program

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
August 12 @ 9:30 am - August 16 @ 5:00 pm EDT

By Audition or Invite Only | Junior Ages 7-11 | Senior Ages 12-20s | Monday - Friday, August 12 - August 16 | 9:30 AM - 5 PM | Cost 1095.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010

SENIOR SESSION: SOLD OUT! SUBMIT YOUR AUDITION HERE TO JOIN THE WAITLIST!
JUNIOR SESSION: ONLY A FEW SPOTS LEFT!

Instructor (Junior Session): Broadway Performer & Choreographer, Sarah Parker (HELL’S KITCHEN, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Asst Choreographer, THE WHO’S TOMMY, HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO, CAMELOT)
Instructor (Senior Session): Broadway Performer Sean Patrick Doyle (KINKY BOOTS, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, F/X FOSSE VERDON)

Audition Instructions
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 Pre-Professional Program is for advanced actors who are ready for the challenge of honing their singing, dancing, & acting skills through exploring more advanced work.

Already on ACANY’s Advanced Student List? Request your invitation now!

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

Broadway Matinee
On Wednesday, participants will be treated to a matinee performance of THE OUTSIDERS!

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

Industry Showcase w/ Scouting Talent Reps
On Thursday evening, perform in an invited dress rehearsal for 5 or more scouting talent reps! Many of our past participants have been discovered at this very program. For a list of recent student achievements, click here.

Final Showcase: Off-Broadway Debut
The Pre-Professional Program culminates in a final showcase at an off-Broadway Theatre for loved ones.

LEARN MORE or SUBMIT AUDITION HERE

MEASURE UP: A New Musical

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
August 19 @ 9:00 am - August 23 @ 5:00 pm EDT

By Audition Only | Ages 9-20s | Monday - Friday, August 19 - August 23 | 9 AM - 5 PM | Cost if Cast: 1095.00

If cast, there is a tuition. Payment plans will be available. Hotel Deals will be available too!

We are still casting a few ensemble roles. The ensemble will be utilized extensively in our show, so submit an audition as soon as possible to be considered!

Be in the WORLD PREMIERE of a new musical from EMMY® Winning composer and lyricist, Sean P. Pallatroni and accomplished actor, vocalist and writer, Ellis Gage!

Brief Synopsis
MEASURE UP examines perfectionism, interacting with the unknown, and the relationship between responsibility and grace, as well as the veiled modern topic of restrictive eating delivered in the form of a wacky fairytale adventure interwoven with an expeditious, jazz-infused score.

Staged Performance in NYC Studio:
The week culminates in the WORLD PREMIERE of MEASURE UP, for an audience filled with family, friends, and industry guests!

Video Audition Instructions: Send in a video performing one scene and one song cut from the Dropbox and email it to auditions@AClassActNY.com

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION MATERIALS! 

Click here for self-tape guidelines and video submission instructions.

LEARN MORE or SUBMIT AUDITION HERE

ALADDIN KIDS Camp

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
August 26 @ 10:00 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Rising K-5th Grade | Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30 | Time: 10AM - 4PM | Cost 945.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010. Hotel Deals Available Too!

Instructor: Professional Director, Singer, Performer, Rebecca O’Sullivan Reres (SEUSSICAL JR, INTO THE WOODS JR, Gilbert & Sullivan Players)

Young performers will be introduced to the beloved story of ALADDIN in this one-week musical theatre summer camp!

Campers rehearse songs, dance numbers and scenes from ALADDIN, learn proper singing technique and expand their theatrical knowledge under the guidance of a Professional Actor/Singer, Director and Teaching Artist!

Campers also craft props and set pieces that will be incorporated into the final performance!

Bring a pillow and blanket for a short nap time!

Final Showcase:
On Friday afternoon, our performers present a paired down performance of ALADDIN KIDS for family and friends at the studio!

Focus of Camp:
Learn fun song-and-dance numbers from ALADDIN KIDS
Make your own props and set pieces
Perform in a final showcase for family and friends

Tuition includes a free ACANY t-shirt!

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

Major L.A. Talent Manager, Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners Acting Lab Intensive

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
August 26 @ 10:30 am - August 30 @ 4:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Monday, August 26 - Friday, August 30 | 10:30 AM - 4 PM | Cost 1550.00

Payment Plans Available at checkout, or if you need a custom plan, email us or call (212) 315-3010!

ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

Email us for an age exception!

For serious-minded students only!

Mitchell is back by popular demand!

Instructor: L.A. Talent Manager & World Renowned Acting Teacher, Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners

The Acting Lab:
Challenge yourself in a unique one-week Acting Lab dedicated to exploring the balance between thoughtful preparation and exciting, unpredictable performance and auditioning skills. 

Through the lens of exploring techniques ranging from Stanislavski, Linklater, Quantum Mechanics, and 30 years of Mitchell’s unique experience in both teaching and guiding some of today's most successful actors through meaningful career and creative development.

Actors learn how to explore texts with their own creative and imaginative energies and find new ways to discover the moments and environment which lead to dynamic and compelling performances.

Final Industry Presentation:
The Lab will culminate on the 5th and final day with a remote, zoom presentation showcasing each actor’s work for a small audience of industry and creative professionals with the purpose of applying the week’s discoveries right away in front of Industry Professionals.

JOIN US FOR THE WEEK AND BRING YOUR WORK ALIVE IN NEW AND EXCITING WAYS. GROW YOUR WORK FROM BASIC - TO BOLD.

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

September 2024

11-Week 101 DALMATIANS KIDS Class

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

No Audition Required | Elementary School-Age Children | Saturdays, September 21 - December 14 | 11 AM – 12:30 PM | Cost 895.00

Payment Plans Available at Checkout!

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

Instructor: Actor, Director & Voice Teacher, Rebecca O’Sullivan Reres (GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS, LITTLE MERMAID JR, INTO THE WOODS JR, BEAUTY & THE BEAST JR)

Hone your musical theatre chops in this super fun and educational class that culminates in an in-studio performance of the beloved musical, 101 DALMATIANS!

Learn lines, songs, and dance numbers from the show!

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's 101 Dalmatians KIDS is a fur-raising adventure featuring Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain, and 101 of the most adorable heroes to set their paws onstage. With a high-spirited score and lovable characters, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.

The first class will be dedicated to getting acquainted with one another through fun warm-ups and exercises. Roles will be assigned in the second class.

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

Ages: Elementary Age Students

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

6 or 12-Week On-Camera Audition Class: Mastering Self-Tapes, Callbacks, Redirects & More!

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
September 22 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

1st 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Sept 22- Oct 27 | 2nd 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Nov 3 - Dec 15 | 11 AM -1 PM | Cost for 6-Weeks: 635.00 | Cost for 12-Weeks: 895.00

Payment Plans will be available at checkout!

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

TV/Film Instructor: Ali Cobrin (THE BAXTERS, AMERICAN PIE REUNION, LOOK)

Focus of Class:

• Mastering the Self-Tape Audition
• Mastering the Zoom & In-Person Callback Audition
• Learn the Art of the Redirect and How to Make Quick Adjustments on the Spot
• Learn How to Handle Chemistry Reads & Be a Generous Scene Partner
• Learn How to Use Your Physicality On-Camera
• Work on Character Development & Script Analysis & Bring Your Character to Life 

Final Showcase(s) for Loved Ones & Talent Reps
Each 6-Week Session concludes in a short presentation of material we have worked on for a few scouting Talent agents and managers.

Ages: 8 - 11 (Scenes Div By Age & Level; Contact us for an exception)

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

6-or 12-Week Scene Study Class: Practical Aesthetics and Meisner Technique

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
September 22 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

1st 6-Wk Session - Practical Aesthetics: Sundays, Sept 22- Oct 27 | 2nd 6-Wk Session - Meisner Technique: Sundays, Nov 3 - Dec 15 | 11 AM -1 PM | Cost for 6-Weeks: 635.00 | Cost for 12-Weeks: 895.00

Payment Plans will be available at checkout!

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

Prerequisite: For serious students only!

Playwright & Broadway, TV/Film Actor/Instructor: Lauren ‘Coco’ Cohn (FBI: MOST WANTED, MAMMA MIA!, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN)

Students learn one or both of the techniques developed by two masters of acting: David Mamet, and Sanford Meisner.

Through scene-work, monologues and acting exercises students will learn the core principles of these distinguished masters of acting.

Final Showcase(s) for Loved Ones & Talent Reps
Each 6-Week Session concludes in a short presentation of material we have worked on for a few scouting Talent agents and managers.

Ages: 12 - 19 (Scenes Div By Age & Level; Contact us for an exception)

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

 

6 or 12-Week Mastering The MT Audition Class: From Pop Rock to Golden Age Musicals & More

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, NY, NY 10018
September 22 @ 11:00 am - December 15 @ 1:00 pm EDT

1st 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Sept 22- Oct 27 | 2nd 6-Wk Session: Sundays, Nov 3 - Dec 15 | 11 AM -1 PM | Cost for 6-Weeks: 635.00 | Cost for 12-Weeks: 895.00

Payment Plans will be available at checkout!

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

Take One 6-Week Session or Take All 12-Weeks!

When you take all 12-Weeks, YOU SAVE!

Each 6-Week Session culminates in a Final Showcase for loved ones & scouting Talent Reps!

AGES 11-19 (email for exception)

Prerequisite: For serious students only! Should have performed in a musical(s) or taken classes at reputable institutions in the past!

Broadway Instructor Session 1: TBA Soon!
Music Director Session 1: James Stryska 

Broadway Instructor Session 2: Leslie Blake Walker (FUNNY GIRL, Papermill: CINDERELLA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Hartford Stage)
Music Director Session 2: James Stryska 

It’s imperative that auditioning actors have a book of music that is well-rounded and filled with song cuts from different musical theatre genres. 

It matters not if you are auditioning for your local amateur school or community theatre productions, or for professional shows! 

Be prepared for any audition that may come your way!

In each 6-week session, students will walk away with at least 2 contrasting audition ready song cuts from different musical theatre genres.

Whether it’s a pop rock cut, a golden age cut, or an operetta cut, you will have a more comprehensive book of music by the time you leave our class!

Improve your audition technique and put your best foot forward in the casting room!

Each class will also begin with a mock dance audition! This is especially important practice for our MOVERS, i.e. people who are not strong dancers!

Final Showcase(s) for Loved Ones & Talent Reps
Each 6-Week Session concludes in a short presentation of material we have worked for loved ones and a few Scouting Talent Agents and Managers.

Enrolling Soon! Email us if you would like to be notified when registration opens!

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