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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April 2021

Steals & Deals WICKED Masterclass with 3 Stars

April 18, 2021 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, April 18 | 1:45-3:45 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

2 Boq’s and a Glinda walk into a store…

Part One: WICKED Dance Class with Ben Liebert
Learn original choreography from WICKED with Ben Liebert (Boq) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with WICKED Stars, Kara Lindsay and Christopher Fitzgerald
We’ll be joined by the original “Boq” in WICKED, Christopher Fitzgerald and Kara Lindsay “Glinda” to discuss what it was like starring in WICKED on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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May 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, May 15  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Session 1: 1 SPOT OPENED
Session 2: SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on many important big-budget feature films and television series. Some of her most recent projects include: DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA (Feature Film), and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). Turns out our former student, Niles Fitch, who met his agent at our workshop, stars in MISS VIRGINIA!

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All Ages | Sunday, May 16 | Cost 155.00

2 SPOTS LEFT!

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring young actors!

Outdoor Socially Distanced Mini-Session includes: 30 min. session outdoors | Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days | 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

*Rain date: Sunday, May 23

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Steals & Deals HAMILTON Masterclass with 3 Stars

May 16, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Steals & Deals HAMILTON Masterclass with 3 Stars

No Audition Required | Sunday, May 16 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

I am not throwing away my shot!

Part One: HAMILTON Dance Class w/ Thayne Jasperson

Learn original choreography from HAMILTON with Thayne Jasperson (Samuel Seabury) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with HAMILTON Stars, Javier Muñoz and Andrew Chappelle

We’ll be joined by HAMILTON Stars, Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton Understudy AND Hamilton replacement after Lin left!) and Andrew Chappelle (u/s John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, King George, AND Aaron Burr) to discuss what it was like starring in HAMILTON on Broadway!

Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9-20 | Tuesday, May 18 | Cost 165.00

Alex Boniello is a Broadway Star, most recently seen as Connor Murphy in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway. Before DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Alex was best known for portraying the voice of Moritz in Deaf West’s 2015 revival of SPRING AWAKENING. Other theatre credits include: Lin Manuel Miranda’s Musical BROOKLYNITE (Off-Broadway, Original Cast Recording) and AMERICAN IDIOT (National Tour). Alex is also a Tony winning producer! He produced the hit, HADESTOWN!

Alex will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Perform a one minute monologue for Alex who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, audition technique and presentation!

Learn how to break down a monologue into its purest elements! Learn to identify your character's objective, conflicts, and more!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a one minute monologue.

Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!

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No Audition Required | Ages 8-18 (scenes divided by age) | Thursday, May 20 | Cost 195.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Work on voice-over material from the comfort of your home with top Voice-Over Actor, Lauren “Coco” Cohn and Scouting Voice-Over Talent Agent, Catherine Melillo!

While much of the entertainment industry is currently on hold, Voice-Over is still going strong! Actors can record auditions and jobs from the comfort of their own home with very little equipment! 

Learn how to create characters for cartoons and animated feature films and how to perform more naturally for commercials and radio spots!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20 | Tuesday, May 25 | Cost 165.00

2 SPOTS LEFT!

Mallory Levy is the director of the youth division at DDO Artists Agency in New York. She works with young actors/actresses on TV/Film/Theatre/Commercial. Prior to working at DDO, Mallory worked at CESD Talent Agency and Innovative Artists. Mallory has had clients on Broadway (The Lion King, Matilda, Blackbird), in National Tours (The Sound of Music, Rent, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and on popular TV shows (The Blacklist, Law & Order, The OA, Orange is the New Black, Billions) along with so many more!

Mallory will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Mallory 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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June 2021

No Audition Required | Sunday, June 6 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here’s why...

Part One: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movement Class w/ Michael Lee Brown

Learn some movement from DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Michael Lee Brown (Alternate Evan, u/s Jared & Connor) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch

We’ll be joined by DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello (AKA “Connor Murphy”) and Taylor Trensch (AKA “Evan Hansen”) to discuss what it was like starring in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway! 

Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 11 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

Larry will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a scene from a Disney or Nick sitcom (with a professional reader) for Larry, who will offer each participant feedback and direction!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with this Disney+ Star!

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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July 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 10-Adults | Saturday, July 10 | Cost 205.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Work with powerhouse L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett of Industry Entertainment Partners in his famous Monologue Masterclass! Mitchell's storied success has allowed him to refer talent to agencies in NY, L.A. 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!

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
• Perform a Mock Audition for Mr. Gossett
• Walk Away with a Personalized Feedback Form
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has represented and discovered many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (THE HUNGER GAMES, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK), Rachel Brosnahan (THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL), Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY, GLEE), Zendaya (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, EUPHORIA), Kristen Bell (FROZEN 1 & 2, THE GOOD PLACE), Brandon Victor Dixon (HAMILTON, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR), Dylan Minnette (13 REASONS WHY), Kiernan Shipka (THE CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SERENA, MAD MEN), Jojo Siwa (DANCE MOMS, THE J TEAM), Miley Cyrus (THE LAST SONG, HANNAH MONTANA), Lucy Hale (PRETTY LITTLE LIARS) and many, many others.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, July 28 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

PARTICIPATION TICKETS SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

OBSERVATION TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Observe to pick up new tips, or 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 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 had many students represented in the casts of these shows! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

COVID-19 Policy: Students who are vaccinated or have received a negative COVID-19 test within 24 hours of Merri’s class may be maskless. You must provide a photo of the vaccination card or negative test by uploading to our parent portal on our enrollment site, Enrollsy, prior to class. Students who are not vaccinated or do not provide this paperwork must wear a mask at all times.

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August 2021

No Audition Required | Ages Teens - Adults | Wednesday, August 4 | 6 - 9 PM Eastern | Cost 195.00

Have the unique opportunity to work with Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London on on-camera acting and auditioning skills.

In the very challenging year of 2020, Lisa and her office, London/Stroud Casting, cast 7 films that went into production. These included THE INHERITANCE which filmed in Georgia, BASEMENT which filmed on Long Island, OLD HENRY which filmed in Nashville, CANYON DEL MUERTO which filmed in New Mexico, STATE OF CONSCIOUSNESS, EDDIE AND SUNNY and LOVE ON THE ROCK which filmed overseas in Italy and Malta, respectively. Lisa and her partner, Catherine Stroud cast actors from all over the USA, and even the world for these different movies.

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 Class:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, the self-taping process, how to get your agent/manager to work best for you, why some people get callbacks and why you need to research a role.
• The intensive includes on-camera audition technique and will include playback as a teaching tool.
• Each participant will get to read for Lisa and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback. Sides will be sent approximately one week to a few days before the class, emulating a real audition.

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All Ages | Sunday, August 8 | Cost 155.00

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring young actors!

Outdoor Socially Distanced Mini-Session includes: 30 min. session outdoors | Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days | 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s In-Person Masterclass

August 11, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, August 11 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

PARTICIPATION TICKETS SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

OBSERVATION TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE! Observe to pick up new tips, or if someone is a no-show, pay the difference and perform in class!

Christy Altomare is best known for portraying the title character of Anya/Anastasia in the Broadway sensation, ANASTASIA! Previous to ANASTASIA, Christy played the lead role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA! and before that she played Sue Snell in the Off-Broadway cult hit, CARRIE.

Christy will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Christy 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, accompanist will be provided.

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2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

August 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am - August 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | High School Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors & Young Adults | Saturday, August 14 & Sunday, August 15 | 10 AM - 6 PM Eastern | 595.00

1 SPOT OPENED!

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

Instructor: College Admissions Officer, Wayne Petro of Pace University

Calling sophomore, junior and senior high school students and young adults with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program! Email us for an age exception.

Do you need guidance on the college admissions 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 a professional and memorable pre-screen video? Do you want to know what college admissions officers are looking for?

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

Work all weekend alongside college admissions officer Wayne Petro of Pace University, and a professional music director to prepare for the showcase with four admissions officers Sunday! This 2-Day College Prep Intensive will leave you confident and ready to take on the daunting task of applying to college musical theatre programs!

Panel Includes
Wayne Petro, College Admissions Officer at Pace University
Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College
Molly Horan, Admissions Administrator at NYU Tisch Drama
Sam McKelton, Musical Theatre Faculty at Manhattan School of Music

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September 2021

FREE Virtual Open House

September 14, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Tuesday, September 14 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Fall 2021 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both Virtual and In-Studio Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Faculty may include Broadway Stars, Professional TV/Film & Voice-Over Actors, and a Top Industry Pro)
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the fall.

Schedule of Open House Events:
7:30 PM ET: Introduction
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance w/ Whitney Sprayberry (SPIDERMAN TURN OFF THE DARK, JAGGED LITTLE PILL)
7:40-8 PM ET: Voice-Over w/ Sean Patrick Doyle (THE BOXTROLLS, RUBY TUESDAY’S, BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD)
8-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation w/ Jonalyn Saxer (MEAN GIRLS, HOLIDAY INN)
8:15-8:55 PM ET: Sitcom Acting w/ John Patrick Hayden  (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER)
8:55-9:30 PM ET: Q&A w/ ACANY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and ACANY’s Administrative Staff

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Wednesday, September 22 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with Film/TV and Broadway Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office! The Telsey Office cast Broadway hits, television shows, and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), MJ: THE MUSICAL (Broadway), MRS. DOUBTFIRE* (Broadway), WAITRESS* (Broadway), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), BEETLEJUICE* (Broadway), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (Broadway), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), BE MORE CHILL (Broadway), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

* ACANY is proud to have had many students represented in the casts of these projects! You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a one minute monologue.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from The Telsey Office Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier
• 
Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent
• 
Learn how to break down a monologue or song into acting beats
• 
Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
• 
Q&A with Kristian about the ins-and-outs of the business

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October 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Saturday, October 9 | Cost 205.00

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

Students will explore a set of values that, when present in an actor of any age, can help create a structure for great acting to occur. The nature of every actor's work springs from their unique instinct and memory. The work done in this Masterclass will playfully explore getting beyond "good" acting. We will discover how an actor’s instincts can emerge and be exercised in their work, and how this can inspire what makes up “great” acting.

Focus of Class:
• Learn Mitchell’s ‘ACTions’ Approach to Great Acting
• Discover how to access your instincts & memory in your performance
• Have the chance to workshop your piece with Mitchell
• Receive Insightful Coaching and Feedback from Mitchell Gossett
• Q&A Open to his Students and Parents of Minor Students (if time permits!)

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has represented and discovered noteworthy stars, including Zendaya, Jennifer Lawrence, Darren Criss, Kristen Bell, Brandon Victor Dixon, Rachel Brosnahan, Dylan Minnette, Kiernan Shipka, Jojo Siwa, Miley Cyrus, Lucy Hale and many, many others.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

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!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

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No Audition Required | 2 Sessions Split By Age, 8 & Up  | Saturday, October 30 | Cost 195.00

Session 1: A Few Spots Left!
Session 2: Only 2 Spots Left!

Take this workshop In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

Take one or more intensives with powerhouse L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock of Bullock & Snow Casting, who will be both LIVE in our NYC Studio or beamed into your home via Zoom!

Krisha is one of the most prolific Casting Directors in the industry. She specializes in youth casting, from hit children’s television shows on kid-friendly networks to feature films and commercials.

Bullock & Snow Casting are the go-to Nickelodeon Casting Directors in the business! Impressive credits include TV shows, films and pilots such as DANGER FORCE and SIDE HUSTLE, and the recently released DRAMA DRAMA - now streaming on Amazon Prime Video! Upcoming projects include the film THE LONGEST SLEEP, and the highly anticipated FAIRLY ODDPARENTS reboot coming to Paramount+. Other notable credits include hit series such as HENRY DANGER, GAME SHAKERS, SAM AND CAT, DEGRASSI: THE NEXT GENERATION, iCARLY, DRAKE AND JOSH, ZOEY 101, VICTORIOUS, and TRUE JACKSON VP!

Focus of Class:
• Perform scenes for Krisha and receive one-on-one feedback and coaching
• Start creating a relationship with a top L.A. industry insider
• Learn what Krisha and other casting directors look for in actors
• Learn how to leave an impression in the audition room
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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November 2021

2x Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman’s Online Masterclass

November 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-Adults | Saturday, November 6 | Cost to Perform: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

PERFORMER SPOTS ARE SOLD OUT! OBSERVER TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Observe to pick up new tips, or if someone is a no show, pay the difference and perform in class!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Alex is a 2x Tony nominated actor! He was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Beetlejuice in BEETLEJUICE, and in 2016 he was nominated for his lovable portrayal of Dewey Finn in the beloved musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK!

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

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students performing in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

December 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 8 - Adults (2 Sessions Split By Age) |  Saturday, December 4  | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series, many from acclaimed Academy Award Nominated Director, Writer, and Producer, Ava DuVernay. Some of her most recent projects include: the upcoming CW TV Series from Ava DuVernay, NAOMI* (WB/CW) which stars our alumna, Kaci Walfall, DMZ (HBO MAX) also from DuVernay, CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN) another DuVernay project, QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN) also from DuVernay, A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) directed by DuVernay , THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring our alumni, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba, and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). 

* These projects star ACANY alumni who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall is set to star as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

Focus of Class:
• Perform Dramatic Film & TV sides for associate casting director, Robyn Owen
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Learn proper on-camera acting and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from associate casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and their parents

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2x Tony Nominee, Alex Brightman’s Online Masterclass

December 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

All Skill Levels | Ages 9-Adults | Wednesday, December 8 | Cost to Perform: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!

Alex is a 2x Tony nominated actor! He was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of Beetlejuice in BEETLEJUICE, and in 2016 he was nominated for his lovable portrayal of Dewey Finn in the beloved musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK!

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

Learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range!

Class will conclude with an informative Q&A!

Students performing in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

January 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, January 6 | Cost to Participate 155.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in the viral sensation, BE MORE CHILL! 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 the Zoom app 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!

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a musical theatre song either a cappella or 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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Tuesday, January 11 | Cost to Perform 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with Film/TV Casting Director, Kristian Charbonier of The Telsey Office!

The Telsey Office cast television shows and feature films including IN THE HEIGHTS* (HBO Max), 13 THE MUSICAL* (Netflix), TICK, TICK… BOOM!* (Netflix), SCHMIGADOON!* (Apple TV+), THE GILDED AGE (HBO), LITTLE AMERICA (Apple TV+), TALES OF THE CITY (Netflix), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), HOUSE OF CARDS (Netflix), RISE* (NBC) and many other projects too numerous to mention here!

Focus of Class:
• Perform film & TV sides for casting director, Kristian Charbonier
• Learn proper on-camera and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from casting director, Kristian Charbonier

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or CLICK HERE TO OBSERVE

Virtual 2-Day Voice-Over Acting Program w/ a Top Voice-Over Agent

January 13, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - January 14, 2022 @ 7:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages: 8-19 | Thursday, January 13 & Friday, January 14 | 5-7:30 PM ET | Cost: 260.00

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

Instructor: Voice-Over Actor, Amy Marcs (JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, MASTERCARD, IBM, and KMART)

Scouting Talent Rep: Grace Goodell (DDO Artists Agency)

Learn the art of Voice-Over Acting, and Break Into the Voice-Over Industry Today!
Voice-over acting is unlike any other type of acting. It requires an actor to make specific and original acting choices that are outside of the box using just their voice.

Focus of Class:
• Create animated characters for cartoons and feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercials, promos and radio spots
• Learn how to nail VO auditions
• Showcase what you’ve learned for a top Scouting VO Talent Agent from DDO Artists Agency

Final Presentation and Q&A:
Towards the end of the 2nd day, perform for family, friends and a scouting Voice-Over Talent Agent from DDO Artists Agency, a top bi-coastal firm! We’ll conclude with a Q&A (time permitting).

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FREE Virtual Winter Open House

January 13, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST

For NEW Students Only | Ages 7-20s | Thursday, January 13th | 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM | FREE

Instructors:
• On-Camera Acting Classes: John Patrick Hayden (DAREDEVIL, YOUNGER, LAW & ORDER: SVU)
• Voice-Over Acting Classes: Alexis Bronkovic (KRINGLE TIME, EMPATHED, THE BLACKLIST)
• Musical Theatre: Lauren “Coco” Cohn (MAMMA MIA!, FUN HOME, FOUND)
• Dance: Jason Carroll (Broadway Tour of CHICAGO, THE WIZARD OF OZ, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN)

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter/Spring 2022 Programs will look like!

We’ll be offering both Virtual and In-Studio Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The session will include:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Winter/Spring.

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Sunday, January 16 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Open to Singers & Non-Singers!

Larry Saperstein is an actor, best known for his role as Big Red on HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL: THE SERIES! Before starring in the hit Disney+ series, Larry got his start performing in local productions on Long Island. Not only that, but Larry took various workshops at our studio! Some of his early stage credit include THE MUSIC MAN and MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET. Other on-screen credits include: FAN GIRL (ABC Family) and THE FIRST WIVES CLUB (BET+).

Larry will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!

Perform a 32-bar cut OR a scene from a Disney or Nick sitcom (with a professional reader) for Larry, who will offer each participant feedback and direction!

This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!

Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with this Disney+ Star!

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!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

March 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Tuesday, March 1 | Cost to Perform 165.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

PARTICIPATION TICKETS SOLD OUT! PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET or JOIN THE WAIT LIST TO PARTICIPATE

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!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE: Students participating in this class can choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a 1-minute monologue.

Get Merri’s expert coaching and feedback on your pieces! She will also offer her opinion on whether or not your material showcases your unique talent.

Participants will need a computer, smartphone, or tablet with a front-facing camera, and you must download the free ZOOM app to participate!

LEARN MORE or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET or JOIN THE WAIT LIST TO PARTICIPATE

April 2022

Headshot Special

April 30, 2022

All Ages | Saturday, April 30 | Cost 155.00

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring actors!

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration!

Outdoor Session includes:
• 30 min photoshoot
• Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days
• 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

Where: TriBeCa Location
When: Saturday, April 30, All Day
Cost: 155.00

PLEASE NOTE: A CLASS ACT NY DOES NOT HANDLE SCHEDULING FOR THIS EVENT. YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER YOU REGISTER!

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

May 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 10 - 20s (scenes split by age) |  Monday, May 9  | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

Work one-on-one with Associate Casting Director, Briana Dunlay of Gayle Keller Casting! Then, in the last 30 minutes of class, perform for Bonnie Shumofsky Bloom, head of the youth division at Stewart Talent, a top bi-coastal talent agency.

Briana is currently working on FX's WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and The Universal/Apatow Productions' Film BROS, written and starring Billy Eichner. Her recent credits include Hulu's LIFE & BETH, written and starring Amy Schumer and ACANY alum, Violet Young, Amazon & Annapurna's HOT PINK, the film WEREWOLVES WITHIN directed by Josh Ruben; season 1 and 2 of HBO's BETTY, based on Crystal Moselle's film SKATE KITCHEN; AMC's DISPATCHES FROM ELSEWHERE starring Jason Segel and Sally Field, THE ILIZA SCHLESINGER SKETCH SHOW for Netflix; Judd Apatow's KING OF STATEN ISLAND starring Pete Davidson; HUSTLERS starring Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, and Cardi B. Other credits include Marvel/Netflix's JESSICA JONES and IRON FIST; HBO/Cinemax's WARRIOR; THE BOONDOCK SAINTS ORIGINS Pilot.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, May 23 | Cost 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

Limited to 10 Participants!

Christy Altomare is best known for portraying the title character of Anya/Anastasia in the Broadway sensation, ANASTASIA! Previous to ANASTASIA, Christy played the lead role of Sophie in MAMMA MIA! and before that she played Sue Snell in the Off-Broadway cult hit, CARRIE.

Christy will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Christy 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!

Be prepared to perform a musical theatre song either a cappella or 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!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan’s Online Masterclass

May 26, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, May 26 | Cost to Participate: 155.00 | Cost to Observe: 55.00

Limited to 10 Participants!

Presley Ryan is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on the Great White Way in BEETLEJUICE as Lydia Deetz! Prior to BEETLEJUICE, Presley starred as Small Alison in the Broadway hit, FUN HOME. Other tour and regional credits include: ANNIE, BEACHES, and DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. 

Presley started her career at our studio, where she met her agent at our agent and manager showcase!

Sing a 32-bar song cut for Presley who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation, audition technique and presentation!

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

Be prepared to perform a musical theatre song either a cappella or 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!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

July 2022

On-Camera Intensive with L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London: In-Studio or Via Zoom

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave.
New York, 10018 United States
July 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Teens & Adults | Wednesday, July 13 | 6 - 9 PM ET | Cost 195.00

Take this workshop In-Studio OR Via Zoom!

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Performers have the unique opportunity to work with Award-Winning L.A. Casting Director, Lisa London on on-camera acting and auditioning skills.

It’s no secret that the past few years have been challenging for the industry, but Lisa and her office, London/Stroud Casting have remained busy including casting 7 films in 2020. Recent 2021 projects include: NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE which filmed in Knoxville, Tennessee, STRONG FATHERS, STRONG DAUGHTERS which filmed in Los Angeles, and they are consulting for a film company, PARADOX PICTURES.

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.

Currently, Lisa has over 15 projects in pre- and post-production.

Focus of Intensive:
• The class will cover what casting directors are looking for in auditions, the self-taping process, how to get your agent/manager to work best for you, why some people get callbacks and why you need to research a role.
• The intensive includes on-camera audition technique and will include playback as a teaching tool.
• Each participant will get to read for Lisa and receive one-on-one coaching and feedback. Sides will be sent approximately one week to a few days before the class, emulating a real audition.

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO JOIN THE WAITLIST

September 2022

2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am - September 11, 2022 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | High School Students & Young Adults | Saturday, September 10 & Sunday, September 11 | 10 AM - 6 PM Eastern | 595.00

ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT!

Instructor: College Admissions Officer, Wayne Petro of Pace University

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

It's never too early to start preparing for college auditions!

Do you need guidance on the college admissions 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 a professional and memorable pre-screen video? Do you want to know what college admissions officers are looking for?

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

Work all weekend alongside a college admissions officer, and a professional music director to prepare for the showcase with more admissions officers coming in on Sunday! This 2-Day College Prep Intensive will leave you confident and ready to take on the daunting task of applying to college musical theatre programs!

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 or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

FREE Virtual Fall Open House

September 12, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

For Parents & Prospective Students Ages 7-20s | Monday, September 12 | 7:30-9:30 PM ET | Free

Join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM, for a FREE preview of what our Fall 2022 Programs will look like!

This Fall, we’ll be offering both In-Studio and Virtual Musical Theatre, On-Camera, Voice-Over and Dramatic Arts Programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, On-Camera Actors, Voice-Over Artists and L.A. and NYC Industry Pros including TV/Film Directors, Casting Directors and Agents & Managers!

Join us for some, or all of the sessions, and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!

The Open House Will Cover:
• A quick introduction to our programs
• A demo of how select programs will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer your questions

These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the Fall!

LEARN MORE or CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Headshot Special

NY
September 17, 2022

All Ages | Saturday, September 17 | Cost 155.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring actors!

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration!

Outdoor Session includes:
• 30 min photoshoot
• Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days
• 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days
Where: TriBeCa Location
When: Saturday, September 17, All Day
Cost: 155.00
PLEASE NOTE: A CLASS ACT NY DOES NOT HANDLE SCHEDULING FOR THIS EVENT. YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER YOU REGISTER!
LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

October 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (scenes split by age) | Saturday, October 29 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

ONLY 4 SPOTS LEFT!

Work via Zoom, with L.A. Associate Casting Director, Robyn Owen of Robyn Owen Casting, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn works as an Associate Casting Director on important big-budget feature films and television series. Some of Robyn’s most recent projects include an upcoming feature film starring Academy Award Winner Viola Davis, THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), A TRUE CRIME (Film Short), NAOMI* (WB/CW) starring ACANY alum, Kaci Walfall as Naomi, DMZ (HBO MAX), CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film) and MISS VIRGINIA* (Feature Film) starring ACANY alum, Niles Fitch and Uzo Aduba.

* These projects star ACANY alum who have met their representation at our programs! Kaci Walfall stars as the titular character in NAOMI on the CW, and Niles Fitch stars as James in Netflix’s MISS VIRGINIA. You can read more on our Student Achievement Page!

Robyn was also recognized for her work on SELMA with a Casting Society of America nomination for Associate Casting Director.

Focus of Class:
• Perform dramatic film & TV sides for casting director, Robyn Owen
• Learn proper on-camera acting and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive feedback and coaching from casting director, Robyn Owen
• Informative Q&A for students and parents of minor children

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

November 2022

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20s (scenes split by age) | Saturday, November 5 | Cost to Participate 195.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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

Work via Zoom, with Top 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

Take this amazing opportunity to study on-camera acting and audition technique with one of the industry’s most acclaimed Casting Professionals!

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December 2022

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
December 4, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm EST

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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET

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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET

February 2023

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

PERFORMANCE TICKETS SOLD OUT BUT OBSERVATION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

2 Ways to Observe! Observe to pick up tips, or if someone is a no-show on the day of the class, pay the difference and perform for Merri!

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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST TO PERFORM or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET

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

PERFORMANCE TICKETS SOLD OUT BUT OBSERVATION TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!

2 Ways to Observe! Observe to pick up tips, or if someone is a no-show on the day of the class, pay the difference and perform for George!

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!

LEARN MORE or JOIN THE WAITLIST TO PERFORM or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET

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

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST

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

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March 2023

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

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018 United States
March 4 @ 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

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Broadway Star of SIX, Samantha Pauly’s In-Studio Audition Technique Masterclass

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

No Audition Required | Ages 9-Adults | Saturday, March 11 | Cost to Perform 195.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

Drama Desk Winner, Samantha Pauly is best known for originating the role of Katherine Howard in the musical sensation, SIX THE MUSICAL on Broadway! She also famously portrayed the role of Eva Peron in the West End revival of EVITA at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre. In addition to starring on Broadway and the West End, Samantha has starred in many regional productions including HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the 1st National Tour of BAT OUT OF HELL and ELF. 

Samantha works one-on-one with her students on a 32-bar song cut! Samantha who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation, audition technique and presentation!

As if that weren't enough, learn if your song is a good showcase of your unique talents and vocal range! 

Class concludes with an informative and super fun Q&A with this major Broadway Star!

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April 2023

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Sunday, April 2 | Cost to Perform 175.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

Work one-on-one with Casting Director, Maureen Kelleher (CSA) of Jim Carnahan Casting, one of NYC’s busiest and most prestigious Broadway Theatre Casting Offices! Carnahan Casting is the office behind hit Broadway shows such as FUNNY GIRL, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL, LEOPOLDSTADT*, ALMOST FAMOUS*, TAKE ME OUT, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE*, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD*, TOOTSIE, the upcoming NEW YORK, NEW YORK 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 or our IG page!

SINGERS & NON-SINGERS - ACTOR’S CHOICE:
Students choose to perform either a 32-bar cut of a musical theatre song with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) OR a one-minute monologue.

Focus of Class:
• Perform and receive individual feedback and coaching on your song cut or monologue from Carnahan Casting Director, Maureen Kelleher
• Learn if your piece is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent
• Learn how to break down a monologue or song into acting beats
• Learn how to put your best foot forward in auditions
• Q&A with Maureen about the ins-and-outs of the business

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

All Ages | Saturday, April 22 | Cost 175.00

Stephanie Hedges is a renowned headshot photographer whose philosophy is to create a relaxed, successful atmosphere that allows her to capture the personality of aspiring actors!

Booking for this special discount is only available through A Class Act NY registration!

Outdoor Session includes:
• 30 min photoshoot
• Online watermarked low res gallery within 3 to 5 business days
• 2 High-Resolution Retouched images within 5 to 7 business days

Where: TriBeCa Location

When: Saturday, April 22, All Day

Cost: 175.00

PLEASE NOTE: A CLASS ACT NY DOES NOT HANDLE SCHEDULING FOR THIS EVENT. YOU WILL BE SENT A LINK TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHER AFTER YOU REGISTER!

LEARN MORE or CLICK TO REGISTER

No Audition Required |  Ages 8-20s  |  Saturday, April 22  | Cost 195.00 

Instructor: BEETLEJUICE Actor, Katie Lombardo & Top Talent Agent, Allie Silber of DDO Artists!

Part 1: BEETLEJUICE Song & Dance Combination w/ Katie Lombardo of BEETLEJUICE
• 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 Scouting Talent Agent, Allie Silber of DDO Artists & a Music Director
• Hone Your Musical Theatre Audition Technique with top Scouting Talent Agent, Allie Silber of DDO Artists and a Professional Music Director
• Receive Amazing Individual Feedback and Coaching from Allie Silber on a 16-Bar Cut
• If time permits, a Showbiz Q&A with Agent, Allie Silber

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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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