Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre Masterclasses give students the unique opportunity to work on the three essential disciplines that make up musical theatre: singing, dancing and acting. Instructors include prominent Broadway Stars, Casting Directors and Talent Representatives who will provide a superior education in a fun and supportive environment!

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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

ONLY 1 PARTICIPATION TICKET LEFT!

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

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 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

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 Camp Fair Events:
7:30 PM ET: Introduction
7:30-7:40 PM ET: Dance w/ A Broadway Dancer
7:40-8 PM ET: Voice-Over w/ Voice-Over Actor & Coach
8-8:15 PM ET: Song Interpretation w/ a Broadway Star
8:15-8:55 PM ET: Sitcom Acting w/ either a Casting Director, TV/Film Director or On-Camera Actor
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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October 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 9 | Cost to Perform 145.00 | Cost to Observe 55.00

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

Nex Gen Studios, 519 8th Ave, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10018 United States
October 16 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 1:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10- Adults, 2 Sessions Split by Age (Email us for an age exception) | Saturday, October 16 AND/OR Sunday, October 17 | 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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