MUSICAL THEATER DEMO REEL CLASS - 3 Weeks of Coaching by DALE BROWN, Musical Theatre Casting Director + Filming 2 Songs

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 6:30pm

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** This is an intermediate to advanced class.** 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 musical theatre Casting Director Dale Brown 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, 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. New songs or cuts may be suggested 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. 

Final Deliverable: Two individual songs + your reel with headshot and titlecard delivered in 1 week.

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.



"Thank you so much for editing/sending these in an incredibly timely manner. You guys have a great space, equipment, and demeanor.  I was very impressed by the entire operation. Thank you again for taking the time to help us artists create more content. I will definitely be recommending your services to my friends and colleagues." — Steven Grant Douglas

"Thank you so so much for your amazingness this week. I truly cannot express how your professionalism and talents put me at so much ease filming my song reels." —Jennifer Reed

"These look great!  Thank you so much! The whole team and experience was great and I look forward to working with you all again!" — Kayla Starr Bryan

"Great job!!  I loved working with you! Thanks again for being my scene partner (you da bomb) and supporting me through my song!" — Sarah Dacey Charles

Dale Brown

In his near two decades of casting, Dale has worked in independent film, reality television and industrial film, very happily returning home to legit theater for the past several years. Credits include the upcoming US premier of Things I Know To Be True (Milwaukee Rep/Arizona Theater Co.), In the Heights (Seattle Rep, MRT & Cincinnati Playhouse), America Is Hard To See & Daddy Long Legs (Off-Broadway, Drama Desk Nom), Bend It Like Beckham (Toronto), The Who And The What (Milwaukee Rep), Disgraced (Syracuse), Sense & Sensibility (Chicago Shakespeare), Lives Of Reason (Two River), Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Co.), Maltby & Shire's Behind The Painting, & Kathleen Marshall's Anything Goes (NETworks Tour). With Tara Rubin: North American companies of Phantom of the Opera and Billy Elliot; Broadway: A Little Night Music, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys & Dolls; Off-Broadway: Old Jews Telling Jokes. Additional work with regional theaters includes: Arena Stage, Baltimore Center Stage, Marriott Theater, Westport Country Playhouse, Two River Theater and the BANFF Centre in Canada. Dale has taught for many university programs including Stella Adler Studios teaching audition technique. His casting career follows 15 years as a professional actor, bringing unique insight to the paths and challenges facing actors as they pursue their professional careers.   

Joel DeCandio

JOEL DECANDIO is a New York based actor and musician.  He was most recently seen as Jack Hunter in Tennessee Williams' The Rose Tattoo at the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival and in David Kaplan's new production of Antony & Cleopatra with the National Theatre of Ghana.  Previous credits include The Tempest, Cymbeline, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Twelfth Night at Folger Shakespeare Theatre.  Joel is also an accomplished singer and pianist; he has been seen regularly in cabarets and concerts throughout Manhattan. Additional credits include Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre (dir. Michael Kahn) and the world premiere of Beaches at Signature Theatre (dir. Eric Schaeffer; Mary-Mitchell Campbell).  Joel has served as music director and pianist for Signature Theatre's annual cabaret series and works frequently with Tara Rubin Casting.  He holds a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre and is a graduate of The William Esper Studio.  Upcoming: The Lady Aoi and Tennessee Williams' The Night of the Iguana with Abrahamse & Meyer, South Africa.


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