Actors often draw emotions from real-life experiences, whether it's grief from the death of a childhood pet or joy from watching two dogs kiss. Dig deep with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for one acting or musical-theater class (up to a $60 value)
- $65 for three acting or musical-theater classes (up to a $180 value)
Children aged 4–16 learn from working stage and television actors in these one- or two-hour classes. Acting classes hone natural behavior and logical body language through improvisational work, scene study, and monologues. The instructors are versed in a number of techniques, including Stanislavski, Strasberg, and Meisner. Students move at their own pace in the musical-theater classes and learn as many songs as they can manage. The ultimate goal for those sticking around all trimester is the Off-Broadway Showcase, where students show off their ability to sell a song or act in a scene.
As listed on the online calendar, acting classes last one to two hours and are scheduled Tuesdays at 3:45 p.m. and 5 p.m., Thursdays at 4:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Musical-theatre classes are on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m.
Children's Acting Academy
For 40 years, the Children's Acting Academy bas been prepping students for stage, screen, and Broadway careers through individual and group instruction. CBS, after all, placed it in the Top 5 Broadway Schools for Kids in New York thanks to academy owner and director Mimi Stuart, who imparts voice, movement, and method acting techniques to her students. The pupils of Stuart’s tutelage have gone on to work on Broadway and tour nationally with leading roles in Matilda, Mary Poppins, Evita, Chaplin, as well as Les Misérables, Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man , and Billy Elliot. On television screens, they have captured roles on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Word World, and in a plethora of commercials. To prepare them for the stage and screen, Stuart combines Strasberg, Meisner, and Chekhov teaching techniques that bolster their craft. Parents who are eager to engage their children in the neon charms of an off-Broadway music productions should contact Children's Acting Academy.