TUESDAYS starting May 29 at 6:30 PM
Class 6:30-9:00pm on May 29, June 5, 12
(individual filming sessions June 12)
with Bloc NY Agent, Jim Daly
In today's digital world, it is important to have video footage of your musical theatre clips. Take your 32 bars outside of the audition room and online where you can submit a professional audition clip to casting directors, agents and managers.
In this 3-week class, you'll have the opportunity to work with a musical theatre agent or director to create new footage to develop and showcase your musical theatre demo reel.
Week 1: You'll learn the basics of auditioning on camera: where to look, what to wear, important notes on acting and singing for the camera in the audition process. All performers will present selections from their book, and the instructor will narrow down to a suggested 2 song selections for production per actor. He may also suggest a new song to work on between weeks 1 and 2.
Week 2: Another open class of rehearsals, perfecting your 2 song selections.
Week 3: Private one-on-one coaching and filming. We film your 2 songs with 4K video, professional lighting and sound. Audio mixing is done in post-production for the perfect balance.
You will receive your final footage 3 business days after the class is complete.
You will have the same professional accompanist throughout your 3-week class and filming for consistency.
3 weeks of group and individual rehearsal sessions with a music director, casting director or agent
film 2 song selections with professional lighting and 4k camera
vocal and piano audio recorded separately and mixed in post-production
delivered via Vimeo with a downloadable link
same professional accompanist for all 3 classes
Limited to 8 actors
By registering for this class, you have the opportunity to access all programming at Actors Connection.
Bonus: Add this footage to your existing musical theatre performance or concert work for a discounted demo reel editing rate.
JIM DALY has headed the legit department at Bloc NYC for 10 years. He has clients in many Broadway shows including HAMILTON, CATS, SUNSET BLVD, ALADDIN, MISS SAIGON and HELLO DOLLY! as well as national tours including BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, THE KING & I, WICKED, and both female leads on the Int'l Tour of WEST SIDE STORY. His clients also make regular appearances in episodics ranging from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt to Law & Order: SVU as well as major studio & independent feature films. Jim received his BFA from the University of Michigan.
JOE BARROS is a director and an award-winning choreographer with an emphasis on new work development. Broadway: Gigi (associate director; directed by Eric Schaeffer). Off-Broadway: Cagney (associate director; directed by Bill Castellino), A Taste of Things to Come (associate director; directed by Lorin Latarro, York Theatre Company/Bucks County Playhouse), I Married Wyatt Earp (59E59), Hard Times (NY IT Award nominee, Best Choreography), Charlotte's Web (Theatreworks USA), Shoes & Baggage (The Cell), The Belle of Tombstone with Heather Mac Rae and Karen Mason (Museum of Jewish Heritage), King Kong (workshop). Regional/Int'l: Beaches with Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor (Chicago's Drury Lane), For Tonight (Goodspeed), Brother Russia and The Haunted Hotel (DC's Signature Theatre), Carrie (recipient of SDCF's Guest Artist Initiative program, MSU), Nine and Die Fledermaus (Italy), Small Town Story (The Hartt School, also conceived), Mommie Dearest (Ogunquit, book by Christina Crawford). As a writer/director, Joe is developing a musical about Ryan White, the teenage hemophiliac who became the poster child for AIDS in the 1980's (with an all-teenage cast). Artistic Director: New York Theatre Barn (www.nytheatrebarn.org). Upcoming: Marc Acito/Amy Engelhardt's new rock musical Bastard Jones (Off-Broadway at The Cell). www.joebarros.com
Accompanist: BRAD ROSS is a NYC pianist, vocal coach and composer. He's played many auditions for Broadway, National Tours and Regional shows. As a composer, Brad's music has been performed widely. His musical, LITTLE BY LITTLE, ran Off-Broadway and the songs are popular for auditions and concerts. His symphonic story, "A Family for Baby Grand" has been performed by over 20 symphony orchestras nationwide. Performers love coaching with Brad; he's helped many performers get call-backs and jobs. BradRossMusic.com