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February 2021

Steals & Deals HADESTOWN Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST

No Audition Required | Sunday, February 28 from 3:30-5:30 PM EST | Cost 35.00

Wait for me, I’m coming!

Part One: HADESTOWN Dance Class with Timothy Hughes

Learn original choreography from HADESTOWN with company member, Timothy Hughes (Worker’s Chorus, u/s Hades) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a dancer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with HADESTOWN Stars, Eva Noblezada (Eurydice) and Reeve Carney (Orpheus)
We’ll be joined by “Eurydice” and “Orpheus” to discuss what it was like starring in HADESTOWN on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experience creating an original and iconic character from the ground up, and what they’re up to now!

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March 2021

No Audition Required | Sunday, March 7 from 3:30-5:30 PM EST | Cost 35.00

SOLD OUT! JOIN THE WAITLIST 

Seize the Day!

Part One: NEWSIES Dance Class with Thayne Jasperson
Learn super fun choreography from NEWSIES with original company member, Thayne Jasperson (Darcy) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a dancer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with NEWSIES Stars, Ben Fankhauser & Andrew Keenan-Bolger
We’ll be joined by “Davey” and “Crutchie” to discuss what it was like starring in NEWSIES on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experience creating an original and iconic character from the ground up, and what they’re up to now!

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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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Steals & Deals BEETLEJUICE Masterclass with 4 Stars

Online Event, United States
March 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, March 14 from 3:30-5:30 PM EST | Cost 35.00

It’s Showtime!

Part One: BEETLEJUICE Dance Class with Brooke Engen
Learn original choreography from BEETLEJUICE with Brooke Engen (Dance Captain, Swing, u/s Girl Scout) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a dancer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with BEETLEJUICE Stars, Leslie Kritzer, Rob McClure, and Presley Ryan
We’ll be joined by “Delia,” “Adam,” and “Lydia” to discuss what it was like starring in BEETLEJUICE on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experience creating an original and iconic character from the ground up, and what they’re up to now!

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Steals & Deals MEAN GIRLS Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, March 21 from 3:30-5:30 PM EST | Cost 35.00

Come Sit With Us Tomorrow! It’ll be fetch!

Part One: MEAN GIRLS Dance Class with Cheech Manohar
Learn original choreography from MEAN GIRLS with Cheech Manohar (Kevin G) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a dancer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with MEAN GIRLS Stars, Kate Rockwell and Grey Henson
We’ll be joined by “Karen” and “Damian” to discuss what it was like starring in MEAN GIRLS on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experience creating an original and iconic character from the ground up, and what they’re up to now!

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No Audition Required | Ages 12 & Up | Friday, March 26 | Cost 145.00

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

Work one-on-one with prominent Broadway and TV/ Film Casting Director, Patrick Goodwin in his online Song Interpretation Masterclass! 

Patrick’s recent Broadway and TV/Film credits include: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, THE CHER SHOW, WAITRESS, KINKY BOOTS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, FINDING NEVERLAND, CHAPLIN, ANNIE, THE GREATEST SHOWMAN and SEX AND THE CITY 1 & 2. He was recently nominated for an Emmy Award for Excellence in Casting for the NBC television production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE ON TELEVISION and has won several Artios Awards for Excellence in Casting.

Patrick will be working one-on-one with his students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Patrick 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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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 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. 

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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!

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August 2021

2-Day Pre-College Audition Intensive

NYC Location TBD: Ripley-Grier Studios or Pearl Studios, 8th Ave., NYC, 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018 United States
August 14 @ 10:00 am - August 15 @ 6:00 pm EDT

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

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 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 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!

Additional Admissions Officers TBA!

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