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Ripley-Grier Studios

520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States

December 2019

BEETLEJUICE Star, Sophia Anne Caruso’s Audition Masterclass, December 15

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
December 15 @ 9:45 am - 1:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-20s | Sunday, December 15 | Cost 195.00

SOLD OUT! Join the Wait List or Purchase a $75 Observation Ticket!

Sophia is best known for originating the role of Lydia Deetz in Broadway’s BEETLEJUICE! Before starring in BEETLEJUICE, Sophia starred in BLACKBIRD on Broadway alongside Jeff Daniels, and as Brigitta von Trapp in NBC’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!

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January 2020

AUDITIONS: Advanced Programs, Cabarets and Agent Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 11, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

Saturday, January 11 Audition Information:

Where: Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave

Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

For Students Interested in Participating in the Following Programs:

Advanced Scene Study Class 2020

March 4 MISCAST Cabaret

The Pre-Professional Program (2 Sessions in July & August)

The May 20th Agent & Manager Showcase

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Winter Open House for Ages 5-19

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

For New Students Only | Ages 5-19 | Saturday, January 11 | 11 AM - 2 PM | FREE

New students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, for a FREE day full of activities!

Work with some of our wonderful Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over instructors, get all of your questions answered, and see what separates ACANY from the rest!

Schedule of Events:
11 AM - 12 PM Commercial Acting for Ages 7-11
11 AM - 12 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 1) Ages 10-19
12 - 12:45 PM Musical Theatre Song & Dance with a Broadway Star for Ages 7-19
1 - 1:30 PM Musical Theatre Enrichment & Theatre Games for Ages 5-6
1 - 2 PM On-Camera Scene Study and Improvisation for Ages 11-19
1 - 2 PM Voice-Over Acting (Session 2) Ages 10-19

Interested in one of our advanced weekly classes, summer intensives, cabarets, or agent & manager showcases? Schedule a time slot for our auditions also happening on January 11!

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BEETLEJUICE Star, Sophia Anne Caruso’s Audition Masterclass

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 8-20s | Monday, January 20 (MLK Day- No School!) | Cost 195.00

SOLD OUT! Join the Wait List or Purchase a $75 Observation Ticket!

Sophia is best known for originating the role of Lydia Deetz in Broadway’s BEETLEJUICE! Before starring in BEETLEJUICE, Sophia starred in BLACKBIRD on Broadway alongside Jeff Daniels, and as Brigitta von Trapp in NBC’s THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!

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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!

On-Camera & Voice-Over Instructor: Morgan Weed (CHICAGO MED, THANKSGIVING, AXE & VICTORIA SECRET Voice-Over Commercials)

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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Adult Agent & Manager Showcase with 10 Talent Reps – January 2020

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
January 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Ages 18+ | No Audition Required | Tuesday, January 28 | 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 serve.

Looking for an Agent? A Manager? Both? We’re here to offer you the exclusive opportunity to perform for 10 scouting industry guests in one evening! 

A Class Act NY has been helping aspiring actors meet their representation and start successful careers for years. Don’t believe us? Check out our impressive Student Achievement Page!

NON-SINGERS: A Monologue that is 90 Seconds or Less in Length
SINGERS: 32 Bar Cut (Accompanist will be provided)

Need some extra help before the big day? Participants will receive a special rate on coaching with our Broadway coaches and professional Music Directors!

Contact the office to set up a coaching session!

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February 2020

Roundabout Theatre Co/ Jim Carnahan Casting Associate, Jillian Cimini’s Musical Theatre Audition Workshop

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 7 - 20 | Saturday, February 29 | Cost 195.00

Work one-on-one with Broadway Casting Associate, Jillian Cimini, C.S.A. of Roundabout Theatre Company / Jim Carnahan Casting in a one-day intensive!

This class will be run like a professional Broadway audition.

In addition to singing and getting feedback on your 32-bar cut, Jillian will also offer her opinion on whether your song is a good choice for you and showcases your talent.

Sing for Jillian and get her expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut!

Get to know a top casting professional who has helped cast some of the best Broadway Shows & National Tours we all know and love!

Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co is represented on Broadway right now with the hits, MOULIN ROUGE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, TOOTSIE, THE ROSE TATTOO and HARRY POTTER & THE CURSED CHILD, and they are currently casting Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner’s cult favorite, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE which will be coming to Broadway in the spring of 2020, as well as the highly anticipated show, PLAZA SUITE!

Recent Broadway Shows and Tours cast by Carnahan Casting/Roundabout Theatre Co include: THE FERRYMAN, KISS ME KATE, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, FUN HOME, GROUNDHOG DAY, AMÉLIE, among others!

Learn how to snag a coveted role in a Broadway Show or National Tour!

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March 2020

TV & Film Director, Wendy Faraone’s Dramatic Single Camera Workshops

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 21, 2020 @ 10:00 am - March 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | 4 Sessions By Age, 7-Adults | Saturday and/or Sunday, March 21-22 | Cost: 205.00

NEW WORKSHOP! Take 1 or more sessions while Wendy is in town!

Wendy Faraone is an influential TV and Film Director whose most well known for her work on the Disney and Nickelodeon channels. If you have studied with Wendy in the past at ACANY, you more than likely learned multi-camera acting technique for sitcoms.

However, it is imperative that actors also begin to learn single camera technique as well!

Single camera shows are more often than not dramatic shows, or when used in a sitcom, these are the more understated and dramatic moments within an episode.

Learn the art of performing dramatic scenes for single camera television shows from one of the industry’s most in-demand professionals, Wendy Faraone!

Wendy states, “Technically all of my shows are hybrids of single and multi right now. Take a look at JUST ROLL WITH IT! There’s a ton of single camera shots in that show!”

Focus of Class:
• Create a believable character for a naturalistic performance
• Develop the tools needed for single camera dramatic acting, such as: playing naturally in your eyes and focusing on subtext, voice and relationship
• Work on grounding and truth-telling
• Learn how to play a believable role while being aware of camera angles

All scenes will be played back for critique.

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May 2020

November 20 Agent & Industry Pro Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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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May 20 Agent & Industry Pro Showcase

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
May 20, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Ages 4 – early 20s | By Audition Only | Wednesday, May 20th

Accepting auditions on a rolling admissions basis!

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 over 20 scouting agents & managers in one evening.

The biggest agencies in town attend our showcases including CESD, Abrams Artists, Generation T.V., Shirley Grant Management, Carson Adler, Carson Kolker, Zoom Management, Parkside Management, Sinclair Management and many more.

If cast, the fee to participate is 385.00 (Payment Plans Available). This includes 2 private coaching sessions prior to the showcase.

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June 2020

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

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 9:45 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 7-Adults, 3 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, June 6 | Cost 205.00

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.

Mitchell believes the most exciting way to explore material is not through thoughts alone, but through “ACTIONS” – through what you are DOING with your body. Bring ACTions into the work creates a stronger, more visceral connection to the material. But as importantly, it also provides a means of showing the most unique feature any actor can present: THEMSELVES in the work. Students will receive monologues in advance of class and Mitchell will offer direction and coaching to lucky participants!

Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Criss, Miley Cyrus, Zendaya, Lucy Hale, Selena Gomez and many, many others.

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

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