One & Two-Day Masterclasses

Our award-winning masterclasses are all taught by prominent Broadway Stars, NYC and L.A. Casting Directors, L.A. TV/Film Directors, On-Camera Actors and Scouting Talent Representatives who provide a superior education both in-studio and virtually!

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December 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception)| Sunday, December 4 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET! If someone is a no-show, pay the difference and perform in class!

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 SIX, KPOP, DEAR EVAN HANSEN*, BETWEEN THE LINES, SING STREET*, TREVOR THE MUSICAL*, 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!

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January 2023

No Audition Required | Ages 11 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Monday, January 9 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET! If someone is a no-show, pay the difference and perform in class!

Work one-on-one with Casting Director, Pat Goodwin (CSA) of The Telsey Office! The Telsey Office is the casting office behind Broadway and Off-Broadway hits and National Tours such as BEETLEJUICE*, MJ*, FROZEN*, ANASTASIA*, MEAN GIRLS, WAITRESS*, HAMILTON, THE PROM, BE MORE CHILL, WEST SIDE STORY, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE CHER SHOW, CAROUSEL, and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

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February 2023

Broadway Casting Director Masterclass with Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting – In-Studio in NYC

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception)| Saturday, February 4 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

Sing for Merri, or observe to pick up new tips!

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!

Students participating in this class perform a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song with an accompanist.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from Tara Rubin Casting Director, Merri Sugarman
• Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent, vocal range and personality
• Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
• Q&A with Merri about the ins-and-outs of the business

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, February 6 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00 

Limited to 11 Students!

George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in BE MORE CHILL, the viral sensation! George’s performance in BE MORE CHILL earned him a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and both a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Prior to BE MORE CHILL, George also starred in the 2011 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL. Other notable roles include: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Off Broadway - Drama Desk Nomination), SPRING AWAKENING (National Tour), and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Pasadena Playhouse).

George will be working one-on-one via Zoom with his students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for George who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

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

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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Audition Prep Weekend with Broadway Casting Director, Chad Eric Murnane & Talent Agents/Managers

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
February 11, 2023 @ 11:00 am - February 12, 2023 @ 6:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 14 - Adults | Saturday, February 11 & Sunday, February 12 | 11 AM - 6 PM | Cost 595.00

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

Instructors: Broadway Casting Director, Chad Eric Murnane, a Broadway MD & 3 Scouting Talent Reps

Calling teens and adults with professional aspirations!

Hone your audition technique with a top Broadway Casting Director, MD and have the chance to perform for a panel of scouting Agents & Managers on the last day! 

Do you need guidance on the audition 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 professional and memorable self-tapes? Do you want to know what casting directors are looking for in the audition room?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, ACANY’s 2-Day Audition Prep Weekend is for YOU!

Work all weekend alongside Chad Eric Murnane, Senior Casting Director at Binder Casting. Career highlights include INTO THE WOODS (Hollywood Bowl); EMOJILAND (off-Broadway at The Duke); ANNE OF GREEN GABLES (Goodspeed); National Tours of MY FAIR LADY, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, TOOTSIE, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, and the Tony-Award- winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE; Neil LaBute's FULL CIRCLE (DirectTV); TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, and the reboot of FRIDAY THE 13TH (Paramount).

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 or CLICK TO REGISTER

BEETLEJUICE & Audition Tech Workshop w/ a BEETLEJUICE Actor & Top Talent Rep in NJ

Wayne YMCA, 1 Pike Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
February 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels  |  Ages 8 – 18  |  Monday, Feb. 20 (Presidents’ Day, No School)! | Family Facility Member Cost 175.00 | Non-Member Cost 185.00

A Class Act NY returns with an exciting Musical Theatre workshop in Wayne, NJ featuring BEETLEJUICE Actor, Katie Lombardo and a Scouting Talent Rep! Learn a Broadway song and dance combo and work on audition technique in this 3 hour class! Students will also work with a Scouting Talent Rep on musical theatre audition technique. The talent rep will conduct mock auditions and offer insightful feedback and coaching. They are always looking for new clients! Class concludes with a showbiz Q&A.

Part 1: Musical Theatre Workshop w/ Broadway Actor Katie Lombardo (BEETLEJUICE)
• Students learn a song and dance combo from BEETLEJUICE with Broadway Performer, Katie Lombardo
• Q&A, photo and autograph session with BEETLEJUICE Actor, Katie Lombardo

Part 2: Audition Workshop with Top NYC Talent Rep & a Music Director
• Mock Auditions with a Top Scouting NYC Talent Rep
• Learn Proper Audition Technique & Hone Your Song Cut with the Talent Rep & MD
• Feedback and Coaching from the Top NYC Talent Rep
• Showbiz Q&A with the Top NYC Talent Rep

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March 2023

Owner of Wojcik Casting, Scott Wojcik’s Musical Theatre Audition Tech Masterclass – In-Studio in NYC

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 4, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception)| Saturday, March 4 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

Sing for Scott, or observe to pick up new tips!

Work one-on-one with Casting Director, Scott Wojcik of Wojcik Casting! Wojcik Casting is the casting office behind NYC hits and National Tours such as JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, SOMETHING ROTTEN, KINKY BOOTS, A CHORUS LINE, MOTOWN, DREAMGIRLS, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and many other shows too numerous to mention here!

ACANY is proud to have students represented in the casts of many of these shows! You can read more on our Social Media Platforms at @aclassactny

Perform a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song and get Scott’s expert coaching and feedback on your piece! 

An accompanist will be provided.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut from the Owner of Wojcik Casting, Scott Wojcik
• Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent, vocal range and personality
• Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
• Q&A with Scott about the ins-and-outs of the business

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

May 2023

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20s (scenes split by age) | Saturday, May 20 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work via Zoom, with Top TV & Film Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick of DPD Casting, an 18-year veteran of the casting industry!

Danielle worked as a Casting Director at NICKELODEON for over 14 years, where she tapped into her love of developing young talent.  

Some highlights from her NICKELODEON years include BLUES CLUES, THE ASTRONAUTS, THE BARBARIAN AND THE TROLL, BUBBLE GUPPIES, DRAMA CLUB, DORA THE EXPLORER, WELCOME TO THE WAYNE and more!

Since her departure from Nickelodeon to open her own casting office in April 2022, she has cast AMERICAN GIRL: CORINNE TAN, the first American Girl of the Year film, which tells the story of the first Chinese American Girl, for HBOMax and Marvista Entertainment, LAST WEEK TONIGHT with John Oliver and worked as the kids casting director/consultant on several films including YOU ARE SO NOT INVITED TO MY BAT MITZVAH. She is currently casting an unscripted girl group for Republic Records and JYP Entertainment and continues to cast Viacom Kids & Family content, including a collaboration with Alvin Ailey!

Danielle also serves as the CO-VP of Advocacy for the Casting Society of America.

Focus of Class:

• Perform Film & TV Sides for Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick
• Learn Proper On-Camera Acting and Audition Technique with a special focus on how to have an awesome Zoom Audition
• Learn how to give a nuanced and authentic performance for the Camera
• Receive Feedback and Coaching from Casting Director, Danielle Pretsfelder Demchick
• Informative Q&A for Students and Parents of Minors

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