NEW! Musical Theater Audition Master Class with MICHAEL CASSARA, Casting Director, Michael Cassara Casting - FIRST TIME OFFERED!

Monday, July 29, 2019, 7pm ET / 4pm PT

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Actors Connection is thrilled to have Michael in teaching this ONE NIGHT ONLY Musical Theater Audition Master Class.

For this Master Class, please prepare one "short" song (32 bars) as well as a contrasting 16 bar cut. The evening will start off with each actor performing for Michael using your prepared material in a group format. He will coach, give direction and offer possible recommendations of material to "check out" if what you are currently using doesn't "work". You will finish this Masterclass with a Q&A session with Michael at the end. 

PLEASE NOTE: This class is limited to 14 Musical Theater actors.

Michael Cassara

In New York, Michael is the Resident Casting Director for the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) where he has personally cast over 70 musicals since the festival's inception in 2004. Since 2013, Michael has also served as the Resident Casting Director for the National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT), casting their annual Festival of New Musicals. In the regional theatre world, he has cast plays and musicals for many top regional theaters, including many seasons for Gulfshore Playhouse, the Argyle Theatre, Hangar Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, New London Barn Playhouse, as well as numerous productions for Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Asolo Rep, The Old Globe, San Jose Rep, Adirondack Theatre Festival and many others.

Some favorite credits include: An American In Paris (international tour, dir. Christopher Wheeldon), Spamilton (two year off-Broadway run, also Chicago company and current US national tour), Gigantic (Vineyard Theatre), Forbidden Broadway (most recent three off-Broadway editions and cast albums), Enter Laughing (York Theatre), I Love Lucy® Live on Stage (2014-2015 national tour), The 12 (Denver Center/world premiere), Heat Wave: The Jack Cole Project (dir. Chet Walker), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (starring Richard Kind), The Yellow Wood (dir. BD Wong), The Molly Maguires (dir. Sheryl Kaller), Closer Than Ever (20th Anniversary tour) and many more. Recent film credits include The Hyperglot (dir. Michael Urie, Artios nomination for Excellence in Casting), Grantham & Rose (dir. Kristin Hanggi) and Contest (dir. Anthony Giunta). Michael began as an actor, and started his career on the "other" side of the table with Johnson-Liff Casting. Upcoming projects include the new musical adaptation of Mr. Holland's Opus (by BD Wong and Wayne Barker), Anything Can Happen In The Theater: The World of Maury Yeston, and the off-Broadway production of About Love (dir. Will Pomerantz).

Visit and "follow" him (@michaelcassara) on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram.


Monday, July 29, 20197:00 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.