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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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 | Friday, June 5 | 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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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 | Monday, June 8 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in BE MORE CHILL, the viral sensation! George’s performance in BE MORE CHILL earned him a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and both a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Prior to BE MORE CHILL, George also starred in the 2011 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL. Other notable roles include: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Off Broadway - Drama Desk Nomination), SPRING AWAKENING (National Tour), and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Pasadena Playhouse).

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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 | Wednesday, June 10 | 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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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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BEETLEJUICE Star, Presley Ryan’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Monday, June 15 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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.

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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 | Wednesday, June 17 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Kara Lindsay is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Katherine in NEWSIES! You might also recognize Kara from the Broadway hit, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL in which she portrayed the lead character, Cynthia Weil, or for her amazing portrayal of Glinda in the Broadway phenom, WICKED. Other notable credits include the National Tour of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE in which she portrayed Laura Ingalls and WICKED.

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MEAN GIRLS Star, Reneé Rapp’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 18, 2020 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, June 18 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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.

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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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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, June 23 | Cost 145.00

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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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Tony Nominee and TV Star, Jeremy Jordan’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
June 30, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

By Audition Only | Ages 10 & Up | Tuesday, June 30| Cost 180.00

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Jeremy Jordan is a Tony Nominee, most recently seen on stage in the Off-Broadway revival of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as Seymour and on Broadway in WAITRESS as Dr. Pomatter. He is best known for originating the roles of Jack Kelly in NEWSIES (Tony & Drama Desk Award Nomination) and Clyde Barrow in BONNIE & CLYDE. Other Broadway credits include AMERICAN SON, ROCK OF AGES, and WEST SIDE STORY. You might also be familiar with Jeremy’s work from his on-screen credits: SUPERGIRL (CW), AMERICAN SON (Netflix), SMASH (NBC), and the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown’s THE LAST 5 YEARS.

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July 2020

Broadway & TV Star, Krysta Rodriguez’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
July 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Tuesday, July 7 | Cost 155.00

Limited to 8 Students!

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!

Krysta will be working one-on-one via the Zoom app with her students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Krysta who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

Focus of Class:
• Sing and receive individual feedback and coaching on your 32-bar song cut from Broadway & TV Star, Krysta Rodriguez
• Learn if your song showcases your unique personality and vocal range
• Learn how to interpret a song and break it down into acting beats

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 9 & Up | Wednesday, July 15 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Shoshana Bean is a Broadway Star, vocalist and songwriter. Most recently she was seen starring in WAITRESS as Jenna. Shoshana made her Broadway debut in HAIRSPRAY in which she originated the role of Shelly. Many people are also familiar with Shoshana’s amazing portrayal of Elphaba in WICKED. She was the very first replacement for Idina Menzel when she left the show. Shoshana has released many solo albums and appeared on soundtracks for the films HAIRSPRAY, ENCHANTED, and SING. Moreover, Shoshana has performed in countless cabarets, concerts, and benefits across the globe.

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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, July 21 | Cost 145.00

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George Salazar is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Michael in BE MORE CHILL, the viral sensation! George’s performance in BE MORE CHILL earned him a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical and both a Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Nomination. Prior to BE MORE CHILL, George also starred in the 2011 Broadway Revival of GODSPELL. Other notable roles include: THE LIGHTNING THIEF (Off Broadway - Drama Desk Nomination), SPRING AWAKENING (National Tour), and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (Pasadena Playhouse).

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NEWSIES Star, Ben Fankhauser’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
July 28, 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Tuesday, July 28 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Ben Fankhauser is best known for originating the starring role of Davey in NEWSIES both on Broadway and at Paper Mill Playhouse! You might also recognize Ben from the filmed version of NEWSIES which was released in 2017. Ben was also seen in starring roles in the National Tours of SPRING AWAKENING and BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and in THE FLAMINGO KID at Hartford Stage!

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August 2020

No Audition Required | Ages 14-Adults | Sunday, August 30 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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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

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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October 2020

NEWSIES Star, Andrew Keenan-Bolger’s Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
October 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Ages 10 & Up | Thursday, October 29 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Limited to 10 Students!

Andrew Keenan-Bolger is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Crutchie in NEWSIES! Other notable Broadway credits include: TUCK EVERLASTING (Original Broadway Cast), MARY POPPINS, SEUSSICAL (Original Broadway Cast), and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Andrew also is the co-creator of the web series SUBMISSIONS ONLY. He served as the series Director and Editor during its run from 2010-2014. He has also directed a few short films.

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

Sing a 32-bar song cut for NEWSIES Star, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who will offer each participant individual guidance and feedback on their song interpretation and presentation!

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December 2020

Tara Rubin Casting Director Merri Sugarman’s (CSA) Online Masterclass

Online Event, United States
December 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

No Audition Required | Ages 8 & Up | Wednesday, December 16 | Cost 145.00

1 SPOT LEFT!

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 one 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.

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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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No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Thursday, January 14 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Alex Brightman is a 2x Tony Nominated Actor. In 2019 Alex 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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February 2021

No Audition Required | Ages 9 & Up | Wednesday, February 24 | Cost to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

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Caissie Levy is a Broadway Star, best known for originating the role of Princess Elsa in FROZEN on Broadway. Other notable Broadway roles include: Fantine in the 2014 Revival of LES MISERABLES, Molly in the Original Broadway Cast of GHOST: THE MUSICAL, and Sheila in the 2009 Revival of HAIR. She was also set to star in the highly anticipated Broadway revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE prior to the Broadway shutdown.

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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 | 3:30-5:30 PM Eastern | 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 | 3:30-5:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

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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 | 3:30-5:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

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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 | 3:30-5:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

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

ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT!

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 to Participate 145.00 | Cost to Observe 40.00

1 SPOT OPENED! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or PURCHASE AN OBSERVATION TICKET!

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.

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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. 

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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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Steals & Deals WICKED Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
April 18 @ 1:45 pm - 3:45 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, April 18 | 1:45-3:45 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

2 Boq’s and a Glinda walk into a store…

Part One: WICKED Dance Class with Ben Liebert
Learn original choreography from WICKED with Ben Liebert (Boq) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with WICKED Stars, Kara Lindsay and Christopher Fitzgerald
We’ll be joined by the original “Boq” in WICKED, Christopher Fitzgerald and Kara Lindsay “Glinda” to discuss what it was like starring in WICKED on Broadway! Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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May 2021

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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Steals & Deals HAMILTON Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

Steals & Deals HAMILTON Masterclass with 3 Stars

No Audition Required | Sunday, May 16 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

I am not throwing away my shot!

Part One: HAMILTON Dance Class w/ Thayne Jasperson

Learn original choreography from HAMILTON with Thayne Jasperson (Samuel Seabury) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with HAMILTON Stars, Javier Muñoz and Andrew Chappelle

We’ll be joined by HAMILTON Stars, Javier Muñoz (Alexander Hamilton Understudy AND Hamilton replacement after Lin left!) and Andrew Chappelle (u/s John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Hercules Mulligan/James Madison, King George, AND Aaron Burr) to discuss what it was like starring in HAMILTON on Broadway!

Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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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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No Audition Required | Ages 9 - 20 | Tuesday, May 25 | Cost 165.00

2 SPOTS LEFT!

Mallory Levy is the director of the youth division at DDO Artists Agency in New York. She works with young actors/actresses on TV/Film/Theatre/Commercial. Prior to working at DDO, Mallory worked at CESD Talent Agency and Innovative Artists. Mallory has had clients on Broadway (The Lion King, Matilda, Blackbird), in National Tours (The Sound of Music, Rent, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) and on popular TV shows (The Blacklist, Law & Order, The OA, Orange is the New Black, Billions) along with so many more!

Mallory will be working one-on-one with her students! Sing a 32-bar song cut for Mallory 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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June 2021

Steals & Deals DEAR EVAN HANSEN Masterclass with 3 Stars

Online Event, United States
June 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

No Audition Required | Sunday, June 6 | 4:30-6:30 PM Eastern | Cost 35.00

Dear Evan Hansen, today is going to be a good day and here’s why...

Part One: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Movement Class w/ Michael Lee Brown

Learn some movement from DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Michael Lee Brown (Alternate Evan, u/s Jared & Connor) and gain insight into what it’s like to be a performer on Broadway!

Part Two: Q&A with DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello and Taylor Trensch

We’ll be joined by DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars, Alex Boniello (AKA “Connor Murphy”) and Taylor Trensch (AKA “Evan Hansen”) to discuss what it was like starring in DEAR EVAN HANSEN on Broadway! 

Other topics may include their impressive career paths, their experiences portraying such iconic characters, and what they’re up to now!

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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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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 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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