Be anywhere in the world and take an award-winning one or two-day Dramatic Arts Masterclass from the comfort of your own home utilizing the video conferencing app ZOOM!
Upcoming Events › Virtual Dramatic Arts Masterclasses
No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, March 13 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00
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+).
All Ages | Wednesday, April 7 | 8-8:45 PM Eastern | Cost 25.00
Join Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman and one of Hollywood’s most sought after career consultants, Bonnie J. Wallace for an informative Show Business Q&A!
Bonnie helps young actors succeed! An acting career consultant, she is the author of acclaimed books The Hollywood Parents Guide and Young Hollywood Actors, as well as the producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood Podcast.
Mother of Emmy Award-Winning actress and Columbia Music recording artist Dove Cameron (DESCENDANTS, LIV AND MADDIE, HAIRSPRAY LIVE!) and Hollywood voice coach Claire Hosterman, Bonnie was also a non-profit theatre board member for 12 years.
Before founding A Class Act NY, Jessica worked at two premier talent agencies and in casting in both NYC and CA! As the artistic director of ACANY, Jessica works closely with bicoastal casting directors, agents and managers. Once upon a time, she was also a performer and received her degree from the University of Michigan!
Come prepared to ask us your burning questions about the best way to manage a career in Show Business!
For Parents & Students | Tuesday, April 13 | 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern | Free
Parents and Students are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Summer 2021 will look like!
For summer 2021, we will be offering both virtual and in-studio musical theatre, on-camera, voice-over and dramatic arts programs taught by amazing Broadway Veterans, Los Angeles Casting Directors and Television and Film Directors.
Join us for some or all of the sessions and feel free to Zoom in and out as you wish!
We highly recommend watching the session with your child!
The session will include:
• A quick introduction to the program
• A demo of how camp will be run featuring ACANY students and a member of our faculty (Broadway Stars, Professional Actors, and a Top Disney & Nick TV Director)
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions
These sessions will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the summer. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical summer camp day at ACANY will look like.
No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Thursday, April 15 | Cost 145.00
Limited to 10 Students! Open to Singers & Non-Singers!
Benton Whitley is a major casting director. Select credits include: HADESTOWN (Broadway, West End, & National Tour), THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Broadway & National Tour), ROCK OF AGES (Broadway), THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (Broadway), FREAKY FRIDAY (Disney), ZOEY’S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST (NBC), and TINY PRETTY THINGS (Netflix). Some upcoming projects include: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, LOVE ACTUALLY LIVE, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, and AUGUST RUSH.
In addition to casting for Broadway, The West End, National Tours, TV & Film, Benton also casts for many regional theatres including: AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATRE, CARNEGIE HALL, THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, THE GOODSPEED, THEATREWORKS, AIDA and ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES.
Benton will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students!
Perform a 32-bar cut OR a one-minute monologue for Benton who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!
This class is designed for singers and non-singers, alike!
Class will conclude with a fascinating and informative Q&A with Senior Casting Director, Benton Whitley!
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!
Need a monologue? Email us after registering and we will send you one to perform!