MUSICAL THEATRE DEMO CLASS
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 either Jim Daly from Bloc NYC or Dale Brown from Dale Brown Casting to create new footage to develop and showcase your musical theatre demo reel with professional filming by Reproductions. This is an intermediate/advanced level class. Prior experience is necessary.
Week 1: 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, and the instructor 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 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.
You will receive your final footage 3 business days after the class is complete.
You will have the same professional accompanist throughout your 3-week class and filming for consistency.
Limited to 8 actors
In his near two decades of casting, DALE BROWN has worked in independent film, reality television and industrial film, very happily returning home to legit theater for the past several years. Credits include: In the Heights (Milwaukee Rep & Cincinnati Playhouse); Off-Broadway: America Is Hard To See & Daddy Long Legs (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. dalebrowncasting.com
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.
BRAD ROSS (accompanist) 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. BradRossMusic.com
JOEL DECANDIO (accompanist) 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. joeldecandio.com