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2019 - 2020

Academy Productions

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Academy Productions are a chance for the next generation of performers to put their knowledge of theatrical craft and artistry into practice and gives them a chance to stand A.P.A.R.T. from their adult counterparts and have their moments in the spotlight to shine. 

We offer students registered in our Academy Productions a rich collection of professional and personal development opportunities throughout the rehearsal process.  Something new we will offer with every show your child is cast in, is  An Actor's Lab Workshop tailored to the show they are in--this can include a Mini-Acting Masterclass or a Workshop with an Industry Guest Artist to gain valuable insight, tips, tricks, and insider knowledge they can then take and apply to their performances. Additionally, each production is staffed with experienced, dedicated, and professional teaching staff and coaches that help students learn, explore, and discover acting, dancing, and voice techniques and who are invested and committed to helping each student identify personal areas of strength and opportunity to help students improve their performances, confidence, and self-esteem.

UPCOMING AUDITIONS
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FEBRUARY 16
AGES 10 - 15
MARCH 22 & 23
8th GRADE - HIGH SCHOOL
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Disney's Moana Jr.

An Academy  Production   AGES 10 - 15    

AUDITIONS:

February 16

10:30 - 12:30

REHEARSALS:

Wed 4pm -7pm

Sat 10am - 1pm

SHOWS:

APR 24 - 26, 2020

Studio 237

TUITION: $425

Payment Plans Available!

Based on Disney's movie of the same name, this thrilling and heartwarming coming-of-age story follows the strong-willed Moana as she sets sail across the Pacific to save her village and discover the truth about her heritage. Moana and the legendary demigod Maui embark on an epic journey of self-discovery and camaraderie as both learn to harness the power that lies within. With empowering messages of bravery and selflessness, Moana JR. is sure to bring out the hero within each of us.

Celebrating the rich stories of Oceania and based on the beliefs and cultures of the people of the Pacific Islands, Moana was developed in collaboration with an Oceanic Trust – a group of anthropologists, cultural practitioners, historians, linguists, and choreographers from the Pacific Islands. 

This Academy Production includes an Actor's Lab Workshop and a Mini Masterclass with an industry professional Guest Artist; as well as acting, dancing, and vocal training with our in house teaching artists and coaches.  

Registered students may call us at 973-248-9491 or Email Us ahead of their audition date to arrange for a discounted Private Audition Prep, Voice, and/or Acting Lesson with one of our in house coaches to ensure they are prepared to put their best foot forward in the audition room (additional fees apply).

Director of Moana Jr. Julie Galorenzo will also be teaming up with one of our resident music directors, Rich Lovallo, for a One Day Nailed It! Audition Prep Workshop, which registered students may sign up to attend, if they so choose. hile in no way a requirement, it is a good way to get to know the director and get personalized feedback on what she looks for in the audition room and how you can be prepared to put your best foot forward! CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE WORKSHOP AND TO REGISTER FOR A SPOT.

FOR AUDITIONS

1) Please choose from ONE of the five songs below. Each song has a cut clearly marked. That section is the section that will be used during the audition. It is advised to print and bring your own copy to auditions.

 

2) You must perform the song of your choice OFF BOOK. You will not be permitted to bring the paper into the audition room! The best auditions come from prepared actors!

 

3) Do not overthink which selection to choose. Pick whatever you have the time to learn - just because you sing Maui's song (You're Welcome) doesn't mean you will only be considered for that role. I chose this material because it shows me something about the actors! You will see that "Part of Your World - Reprise" and "Proud of Your Boy" are NOT from Moana - they are options in case you'd rather sing something more like a ballad! The best choice is the one that showcases who YOU are! 

 

4) Yes, you ONLY need to learn the cut as marked. No need to learn any more! 

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Ode to Broadway

 Annual Academy Cabaret Production   AGES 6 - 18 

AUDITIONS:

MARCH 2020

REHEARSALS:

TBD

SHOWS:

MAY 8 - 10, 2020

Studio 237

TUITION: $TBD

Featuring a collection of songs, routines, and scenes from classic and contemporary Broadway favorites, and even a few unknown gems of times gone by, this production is one that every aspiring performer will want to sink their teeth into. Any student who has attended the Academy over the past year will receive an invitation to join us for this annual Academy tradition, but this production is also open to new students, as well who wan to be the starts in this collection of  iconic musical moments.

This Academy Production includes an Actor's Lab Workshop and a Mini Masterclass with an industry professional Guest Artist; as well as acting, dancing, and vocal training with our in house teaching artists and coaches.  

Registered students may call us at 973-248-9491 or Email Us ahead of their audition date to arrange for a discounted Private Audition Prep, Voice, and/or Acting Lesson with one of our in house coaches to ensure they are prepared to put their best foot forward in the audition room (additional fees apply).

FOR AUDITIONS: Students must prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or karaoke tracks will be permitted. Younger students may  sing  "Happy Birthday" if they have no song selected for their audition. We strong encourage all students to bring a headshot and resume (if available) with them to auditions. Basic reading skills are required to be a part of this production. 

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The Wedding Singer

An Academy Teens Production   AGES 13 - 18 

AUDITIONS:

March 22 & 23

6pm - 8ppm

Mon, Wed, Thurs

4:00 - 6:30pm

starting March 30

REHEARSALS:

 

SHOWS:

JUN 5 - 7, 2020

Mainstage

TUITION: $450

Payment Plans Available!

It's 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. 

This Academy Teens Production includes an Actor's Lab Workshop and a Mini Masterclass with an industry professional Guest Artist; as well as acting, dancing, and vocal training with our in house teaching artists and coaches.  

Registered students may call us at 973-248-9491 or Email Us ahead of their audition date to arrange for a discounted Private Audition Prep, Voice, and/or Acting Lesson with one of our in house coaches to ensure they are prepared to put their best foot forward in the audition room (additional fees apply).

FOR AUDITIONS: Students must prepare a 16-32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Please bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella or karaoke tracks will be permitted.  We strong encourage all students to bring a headshot and resume (if available) with them to auditions. Basic reading skills are required to be a part of this production.