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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
NEW! MUSICAL THEATER DEMO REEL CLASS - 3 Weeks of Coaching by Bloc NYC Agent JIM DALY + Filming 2 Songs
Actors need previous musical theatre audition and performance experience.
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 Bloc NYC Legit Agent JIM DALY to create new footage to develop and showcase your musical theatre demo reel.
In the first class, 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, where Jim 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 two will be another open class of rehearsals, perfecting your 2 song selections. Week three will be 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 have the same professional accompanist throughout your 3-week class and filming for consistency.
Limited to 8 actors. ** This is an intermediate to advanced class.** Actors need previous musical theatre audition and performance experience.
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.
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.
"Where to begin! Thank you so much for the whole experience. Initially I came with an end goal of having a reel that would give me presence in a very digitally forward and changing game. But I've left with so much more; an insight into the things like using your type cast in a way that shows your strengths in a over crowded market. The specificity of intention needed to communicate a song in a musical as well as how that translates on camera."
"Reproductions and Actor's Connection provided us with the complete set of tools to hit the ground running in NYC. Within weeks we had a reels, printed headshots and resumes, and support and guidance to get off to a great start. We have received her Musical Theatre videos and we are very happy with them - thank you so much! Thank you again to your whole team!"
- Kate Horvath, manager of Lussi Salmela
"I am so incredibly pleased with the final product and I very much enjoyed working with you. Thank you for making me feel at ease in the room and for making this process such a delight."
"Jim was so passionate and invested in all of us."
"Jim is talented, quick, truthful and energetic!"
"This is amazing! I want to thank you yet again for your help with my musical theatre reel. I have already gotten some great feedback and have been able to use it for some important submissions while I'm out of town."
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 6:30 pm
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 6:30 pm
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 6:30 pm
The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.