Dramatic Arts

 

Our Dramatic Arts Masterclasses expose students to a variety of acting techniques and give actors the tools necessary to succeed on stage, on-camera or in the voice-over studio.

Instructors are prominent Broadway, On-Camera and Voice-Over Actors and Industry Pros from NYC and LA who are all working in the field today!

 

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April 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, April 10 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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Eva will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Perform a 16-bar cut and one minute monologue for Eva who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

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Ashley Park’s Monologue & Song Interpretation Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
April 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, April 10 | Cost to Participate 125.00 | Cost to Observe

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Ashley will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Perform a 32-bar cut OR one minute monologue for Ashley who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

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No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Monday, April 13 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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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!

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HADESTOWN Star, Reeve Carney’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
April 15, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, April 15 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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Reeve will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with his students! Perform a 16-bar cut and one minute monologue for Reeve who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

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No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Thursday, April 23 | Cost to Participate 125.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, April 29 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 30.00

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Eva Noblezada is a Two-Time Tony Nominee, most recently seen as Eurydice in HADESTOWN! She also starred as Kim in the 2017 Broadway production of MISS SAIGON. Both of these performances earned her a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

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May 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Sunday, May 3 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 35.00

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Sophia is a Broadway Star, 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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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, May 5 | Cost 175.00

Space is limited!

Eva Noblezada is a Two-Time Tony Nominee, most recently seen as Eurydice in HADESTOWN! She also starred as Kim in the 2017 Broadway production of MISS SAIGON. Both of these performances earned her a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Eva will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Perform a 16-bar cut and one minute monologue for Eva who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their interpretation, presentation and technique!

Class will conclude with a Q&A with this amazing 2x Tony Nominee!

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) and a monologue that is one minute or shorter.

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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, May 5 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 25.00

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Derek Klena is a Broadway Star, best known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Most recently, Derek was starring in JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Other notable stage credits include: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), WICKED (Broadway), CARRIE (Off-Broadway), and DOGFIGHT (Off-Broadway). You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) and THE CODE (CBS), or from guest star appearances on BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, May 8 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 30.00

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Taylor Trensch is a Broadway Star, most recently seen on Broadway in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD as Dill, and as the titular character in DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Other notable roles include Barnaby Tucker in HELLO DOLLY! (Original 2017 Revival Cast) and Michael Wormwood in MATILDA (Original Broadway Cast). He also played the role of Christopher Boone in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME and Boq in WICKED.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, May 11 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 30.00

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Corey Cott is a Broadway Star, best known for his portrayal of Jack Kelly in NEWSIES and originating the role of Donny Novitski in BANDSTAND! He also starred in GIGI in 2015. You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on TV, including THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS) and Z: THE BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING (Amazon Prime).

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
May 13, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, May 13 | Cost to Participate 135.00 | Cost to Observe 30.00

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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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All Ages | Thursday, May 14 | Cost 25.00

20% of All Proceeds Go to The Actors Fund!

Krysta Rodriguez is a Broadway and TV Star, best known for originating the role of Wednesday Addams in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Her extensive list of Broadway credits include: SPRING AWAKENING, FIRST DATE, IN THE HEIGHTS, and A CHORUS LINE. She was most recently seen on stage opposite Raul Esparza in Theresa Rebeck’s Off-Broadway production of SEARED and in Disney’s HERCULES at The Public Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park. She is set to star on-screen in Ryan Murphy’s highly anticipated miniseries, HALSTON, where she will portray Liza Minelli. Other TV/Film credits include: SMASH, YOUNGER, GOSSIP GIRL, QUANTICO, CHASING LIFE, THE MYSTERIES OF LAURA and more! 

Now is your chance to ask Krysta Rodriguez all of your questions about her career and the biz! Ask her about her experiences starring in hit Broadway musicals and popular TV shows and what it’s like to originate such an iconic role as Wednesday Addams! Get insight and advice about making it in the biz!

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 | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, May 19 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 35.00

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Andrew Chappelle is an original Broadway company member of the hit sensation, HAMILTON. Andew had been with HAMILTON from the very beginning. He worked as a swing covering a majority of the lead male roles including: John Laurens/Philip Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, King George, and Aaron Burr. Before HAMILTON, Andrew starred as Eddie in MAMMA MIA! on Broadway.

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FREE Virtual Camp Fair

Online Event, United States
May 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 27, 2020 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Tuesday, May 26 & Wednesday, May 27 | For Parents and Prospective Campers | Free

We know a lot of you have questions about an online summer program and we’re here to address your concerns!

Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Summer 2020 will look like online!

For summer 2020, we will be offering online musical theatre, on-camera 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!

ACANY has been offering programs online since early March to great success. Our virtual camp fair is for parents who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest!

We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

We know a lot of you have questions about an online summer program and we’re here to address your concerns!

Each 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, Music Directors 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 online summer camp day will look like.

Camp days will be approximately 3-4 hours long, and will include both private and group instruction.

Campers will also take specialized workshops throughout the week!

Workshops may include: TV and Film Work, Voice-Over, Dance, Uta Hagen and Meisner Acting Techniques, Stage Combat, Dialect Coaching, Monologue Study, Shakespeare, Vocal Technique, and more!

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June 2020

HADESTOWN Star, Reeve Carney’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, June 2 | Cost 175.00

Space is limited!

Reeve Carney is a Broadway star most well known for his recent portrayal of Orpheus in the Tony Award Winning Musical, HADESTOWN. Prior to HADESTOWN, Reeve was best known for originating the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK. He’s also starred in the TV series PENNY DREADFUL (Showtime) & the TV musical special, THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: LET’S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN (Fox).

Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) and a monologue that is one minute or shorter.

Focus of Class:
• Receive individual feedback and coaching on your 16-bar cut and your monologue from HADESTOWN Star, Reeve Carney
• Learn if your material showcases your unique personality
• Learn how to interpret a song and and a monologue
• Learn how to break down your pieces into acting beats
• Learn how to use tactics to achieve your objective in your monologue
• Discover operative words and acting beats within the text
• 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!

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

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ANASTASIA Star, Christy Altomare’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 3, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, June 3 | 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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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up, 2 Sessions Grouped by Age | Saturday, June 6 | Cost to Participate 205.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

Throughout his career as a manager and agent, Mitchell has repped and developed many noteworthy actors, including Jennifer Lawrence (The Hunger Games, Silver Linings Playbook), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Shake It Up), Kristen Bell (Frozen 1 & 2, The Good Place), Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why), Kiernan Shipka (The Chilling Adventures of Serena, Mad Men), Jojo Siwa (Dance Moms), 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 | Tuesday, June 9 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Derek Klena is a Broadway Star, best known for the role of Dimitry in ANASTASIA on Broadway. Most recently, Derek was starring in JAGGED LITTLE PILL. Other notable stage credits include: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY (Broadway), WICKED (Broadway), CARRIE (Off-Broadway), and DOGFIGHT (Off-Broadway). You might also recognize him from his recurring roles on UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT (Netflix) and THE CODE (CBS), or from guest star appearances on BLUE BLOODS, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, and THE CARRIE DIARIES.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, June 11 | Cost 145.00

Christopher Fitzgerald is a 3x Tony Nominee, best known for originating the roles of Ogie in WAITRESS (Tony Award Nomination), Igor in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (Tony Award Nomination), and Boq in WICKED. Most recently, Christopher was seen in the Broadway Revival of COMPANY as David. Other notable credits include: FINIAN’S RAINBOW (Tony Award Nomination), AN ACT OF GOD, THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, AMOUR, and CHICAGO.

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from 3x Tony Nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald
• 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 3x Tony Nominee, Christopher Fitzgerald

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 8 - Adults | Tuesday, June 16 | Cost to Participate 25.00 | Cost to Observe 10.00

100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

We stand with our black brothers and sisters at this time, and always. Together, let's fight for equality and justice for all!

100% of the proceeds from this commercial workshop will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. We hope to raise significant funds through this charity workshop. We have 16 participation spots available at just $25, and 280 observer spots available for purchase at just $10.
Help us in the fight to end injustice!

In this 2-hour workshop, you will learn the art of commercial acting and audition technique from A Class Act NY’s Artistic Director, Jessica R. Grosman. Before founding A Class Act NY in 2005, Jessica worked in commercial casting in both NYC and California!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Friday, June 19 | Cost to Participate 175.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

100% OF THE PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF OBSERVATION TICKETS WILL BE DONATED TO THE NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund!

Space is limited!

Eva Noblezada is a Two-Time Tony Nominee, most recently seen as Eurydice in HADESTOWN! She also starred as Kim in the 2017 Broadway production of MISS SAIGON. Both of these performances earned her a Tony Nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.

Eva will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Students participating in this class must be prepared to perform a 16-bar cut of a musical theatre song either a cappella or with a backing track (many can be found on YouTube) and a monologue that is one minute or shorter.

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!

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, June 22 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Kevin Chamberlin is a 3x Tony Nominee, best known for originating the roles of Horton the Elephant in SEUSSICAL and Uncle Fester in THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Other Broadway credits include: DISASTER!, CHICAGO, WICKED, DIRTY BLONDE, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE RITZ, ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS, and MY FAVORITE YEAR. You might also recognize Kevin for his portrayal of Bertram Winkle, the grouchy but loveable family butler, on Disney’s JESSIE!

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September 2020

College Prep Weekend Audition Intensive with College Admissions Officers

Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10018 United States
September 12, 2020 @ 10:00 am - September 13, 2020 @ 6:00 pm EDT

Ages: High School Juniors, Seniors, & Young Adults | No Audition Required | Saturday, September 12 & Sunday, September 13 | 10 AM - 6 PM | Cost: 595.00

Calling junior and senior high school students and young adults 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 2 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, to prepare for the showcase with more 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!

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January 2021

FREE Virtual Winter Open House

Online Event, United States
January 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Wednesday, January 6 | For Parents & Prospective Students | FREE

Parents are invited to join A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, on ZOOM for a FREE preview of what Winter and Spring 2021 programs will look like online!

We are continuing to offer online classes and workshops in musical theatre, dramatic arts, dance, on-camera, and voice-over! We will also be offering amazing virtual production opportunities! 

ACANY has been offering programs online since March 2020 to great success. Our virtual open house is for parents and students who would like to see what separates our online performing arts education from the rest! 

Join us for some or all of the evening- feel free to zoom in and out as you wish! We highly recommend watching the session with your child!

Questions about online programs? We’re here to address your concerns!

The session will include:

• A quick introduction to the program
A demo of how classes will be run featuring ACANY students and members of our faculty
• A Q&A with ACANY’s administrative staff to answer any parent questions

This session will just scratch the surface of what we’ll be covering throughout the winter and spring. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what a typical online class will look like. 

Most classes will be 2 hours long, and will feature small group instruction (10-12 students per classroom, max).

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Tony Nominee & TV Star, Megan Hilty’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
January 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Monday, January 11 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Megan Hilty is a Broadway and TV Star. Notable roles on Broadway include: WICKED, 9 TO 5 (Drama Desk Award Nomination), and NOISES OFF (Tony Award & Drama Desk Award Nomination). Her most notable on-screen role was Ivy Lynn in NBC’s musical drama, SMASH. She has also appeared in subsequent concert performances of the show’s fictitious Broadway hit, BOMBSHELL, in both 2015 and 2020. Other TV roles include: SEAN SAVES THE WORLD (NBC), ROBOT AND MONSTER (Nickelodeon), GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE (Bravo), and THE GOOD FIGHT (CBS).

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February 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, February 6 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Benjamin is best known for playing the role of Pete Rooney on Disney’s #1 Family Sitcom, LIV & MADDIE. He’s also set to appear in the star-studded cast of the upcoming film SHRIVER, alongside Kate Hudson, Zach Braff, and Michael Shannon. 

Other notable credits include starring in David E. Kelley’s series THE WEDDING BELLS, and guest appearances on many popular TV shows including: BETTER THINGS, GREY’S ANATOMY, WEEDS, MIKE & MOLLY, NCIS, BETTER OFF TED, PSYCH, CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, CSI: MIAMI, SCRUBS, THE KING OF QUEENS, WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU and more! 

While starring on LIV & MADDIE, he also directed some episodes!

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March 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Saturday, March 13 | Cost to Participate 165.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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+).

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April 2021

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!

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FREE Virtual Camp Fair

Online Event, United States
April 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

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, On-Camera and Voice-Over Stars and a Top L.A. Casting 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. 

LEARN MORE or GRAB A FREE SPOT HERE

No Audition Required | Ages 9 - Adults | Thursday, April 15 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

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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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Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
May 16

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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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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June 2021

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

Top L.A. Talent Manager Mitchell Gossett’s Monologue Masterclasses

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 10 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

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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Broadway Casting Director Merri Sugarman (CSA) of Tara Rubin Casting Masterclass

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
July 28 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

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

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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

Headshot Special – Outdoors and Socially Distanced

Central Park, Central Park S.,
New York, NY 10028 United States
August 8

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

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 11 @ 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

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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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September 2021

FREE Virtual Open House

Online Event, United States
September 14 @ 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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