Without actors, prisoners would have to be released from jail to play themselves in made-for-TV movies. Keep the streets safe with today’s Groupon to A Class Act NY. This Groupon is valid at the Eighth Avenue and Broadway locations. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get admission to a four-hour children's performing art and on-camera workshops (up to a $175 value).
- For $109, you get admission to an eight-week musical theater workshop (a $450 value).
A Class Act NY, named Best in Class by Time Out New York Kids, employs several stars to help prepare budding thespians and singers to perform onstage and onscreen. Cherub actors can enroll in one four-hour performing art and on-camera workshop such as the film workshop, led by casting director Sabrina Hyman and A Class Act NY's own artistic director Jessica Rofé. Showbiz students will rehearse scenes from age-appropriate films, perform a cold reading, learn pointers for on-camera acting, and finish with a mock audition. Other four-hour workshops tackle sundry theater, film, TV, commercial, and voiceover skills.
Eight-week workshops include a musical-theater class helmed by Michelle Kittrell, of Legally Blonde and Hairspray fame, in which she teaches aspiring stagetrotters combinations from various hits, as well as the technique behind a deep bow. Five- and six-year-olds can enroll in the eight-week session of the Magical Musical Theater class, a basic introductory session that helps tiny tots blossom into triple threats.