One-Day Masterclasses

Be anywhere in the world and take an award-winning one-day masterclass from the comfort of your own home utilizing the video conferencing app ZOOM!

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August 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, August 13 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Alex is a twice Tony nominated actor! Last year, 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!

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3-Day Online Pre-College Intensive

Online Event, United States
August 15 - August 17

No Audition Required | High School Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, & Young Adults | Saturday-Monday August 15-17 | Cost to Participate 375.00 | Cost to Observe 75.00

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Calling actors with aspirations of attending a top BFA, BM, or BA Musical Theatre College Program!

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 3-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive is for YOU!

Work all weekend alongside college admissions officers Wayne Petro, Associate Director of Enrollment for the School of Performing Arts at Pace University, and Kevin Kemler, Director of Fine and Performing Arts Admissions at Marymount Manhattan College!

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, August 19 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

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2 Day Voice-Over Acting Program

Online Event, United States
August 19 @ 3:00 pm - August 20 @ 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 8-19 | Wednesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 20 | 260.00

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.

This two-day intensive will focus on how to create characters for cartoons, video games and commercial promos.

Towards the end of the 2nd day, students will have the opportunity to perform for family, friends and a top voice-over agent!

Voice-Overs are a great way to make money, be creative and stay anonymous and nowadays, you can record in your pajamas from the comfort of your own home!

Unlike other parts of the entertainment industry that were impacted negatively during the pandemic, voice-over has been going strong!

The Voice-Over Talent Agent is always looking for new clients!

Learn the art of Voice-Over Acting and Break Into Voice-Over Industry Today!

Focus of Class:
• Learn how to create animated characters for cartoons and feature films
• Work on naturalistic reads for commercials and radio spots
• Learn how to nail VO auditions

At the end of the class, we’ll have a short Q&A for parents and students (time permitting).

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L.A. Film & TV Casting Director Robyn Owen’s Online Dramatic Acting Intensive

Online Event, United States
August 24 @ 3:00 pm - August 26 @ 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Monday, August 24 for Ages 8-18 (scenes split by age) and Wednesday, August 26 for Ages 12 - Adults (scenes split by age) | Cost 205.00

Work one-on-one with award-winning L.A. TV & Film Casting Director, Robyn Owen, a 20-year veteran of the casting industry!

Robyn casts important big-budget feature films and television series, and has collaborated with Academy Award Nominated Filmmaker Ava DuVernay on multiple projects including: CHERISH THE DAY (WB/OWN), QUEEN SUGAR (WB/OWN), A WRINKLE IN TIME (Feature Film), DMZ (HBO MAX), and she did some contributing work on WHEN THEY SEE US (Netflix), which won a Primetime EMMY award for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie, or Special.

Other recent projects include THE WATER MAN (Feature Film), MISS VIRGINIA (Feature Film), and A TRUE CRIME (Film Short). Turns out our alumni, Niles Fitch, who met his agent at our workshop, stars in MISS VIRGINIA!

Robyn’s other impressive credits include: the ACADEMY AWARD Nominated film SELMA, the Leonardo DiCaprio film BLOOD DIAMOND, which earned DiCaprio a Golden Globe nomination, the romantic comedy thriller SAFE HAVEN starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, IRONCLAD starring Academy Award nominated/Golden Globe-winning actor Paul Giamatti, PUBLIC ENEMIES starring Johnny Depp, Christian Bale and Academy Award-winning actress, Marion Cotillard, LORDS OF DOGTOWN starring Heath Ledger, GUESS WHO starring Ashton Kutcher and Bernie Mac and AFTER THE SUNSET starring Salma Hayek and Pierce Brosnan.

Robyn has also cast iconic TV series such as SCRUBS, DAWSON’S CREEK, FELICITY and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, just to name a few!

Focus of Class:
• Perform Film & TV sides for casting director, Robyn Owen
• Learn proper on-camera acting and audition technique
• Learn important on-camera lingo and terminology
• Receive individual feedback and coaching from major casting director, Robyn Owen

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

Materials will be distributed via email approximately one week to a few days before the workshop, emulating a real audition. Students will be expected to have them accessible during the class.

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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HAMILTON Star, Thayne Jasperson’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
August 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, August 25 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

Thayne Jasperson is an original company member of Lin Manuel Miranda’s HAMILTON! Thayne originated the role of Samuel Seabury, and as an ensemble member and a swing, he covered the roles of John Laurens/Philip Hamilton and King George! Before HAMILTON, Thayne starred on Broadway in both NEWSIES and MATILDA: THE MUSICAL. You might also recognize him from SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 4, where he placed in the Top 12 and NBC’S SMASH.

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

Sing a 32-bar song cut for HAMILTON Star, Thayne Jasperson 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

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No Audition Required | Ages 16 & Up | Sunday, August 30 | Cost 145.00 

Limited to 10 Students!

Keala Settle is a Broadway and Film Star, best known for the roles of Becky in the Original Cast of WAITRESS and Lettie Lutz in Pasek & Paul’s wildly popular movie musical, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. Other notable credits include: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, LES MISERABLES, and HANDS ON A HARDBODY. She received both a Tony Award Nomination and Drama Desk Award Nomination for her role in HANDS ON A HARDBODY. She was also seen playing various roles in last year’s live performance of RENT on FOX.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from Tony Nominee, Keala Settle
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Q&A with Tony Nominee, Keala Settle

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

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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September 2020

BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
September 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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

Limited to 10 Students!

Presley Ryan is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on the Great White Way in BEETLEJUICE as Lydia Deetz! Previous 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 bi-annual agent and manager showcase!

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Q&A with Broadway’s Presley Ryan

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

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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DEAR EVAN HANSEN Star, Alex Boniello’s Pop / Rock Masterclass

Online Event, United States
September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, September 14 | Cost 145.00

Limited to 10 Students!

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 producer of the Tony Award Winning Musical, HADESTOWN!

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar Pop or Rock song cut with Broadway Star, Alex Boniello
• More and more musicals on Broadway are Pop/Rock Musicals (DEAR EVAN HANSEN, JAGGED LITTLE PILL, SING STREET, SIX). Learn how to nail auditions for this specific genre
• Learn how to interpret a pop or rock song and break it down into acting beats
• Q&A with Broadway Star and Broadway Producer, Alex Boniello

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

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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MEAN GIRLS Star, Reneé Rapp’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
September 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, Sep 17 | Cost 145.00 

Limited to 10 Students!

Reneé Rapp is a Broadway Star, most recently seen as Regina George in MEAN GIRLS! Reneé is the recipient of the 2018 Jimmy Award (National High School Musical Theatre Award) for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Her performance at the ceremony was acclaimed by many viewers, and helped her land the role of Regina. She has also performed in concerts and readings at many notable NYC venues including: Feinstein's/54 Below, Roundabout Theatre Company, and The Green Room 42. 

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from Broadway Star, Reneé Rapp
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats
• Class will conclude with an informative Q&A

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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