Jimpressions back at The Acting Center. We were entertained by new voices, new stories and special guest Reggie Brown (Impress me and Barbershop). Performing to a packed crowd which even drew in Dawn Wells from Gilligans Island! Stay tuned for upcoming shows!
The Acting Center turned 10 today! (or 315,567,360 seconds of art!) What started in a small room above a 7-11 has turned into a phenomenon! The program brings about universally confident and successful actors which shows with their continual bookings. The celebration began with performances by The Acting Center staff directed by Michael Klaumann and was capped off with a blazing after-party.
The co-founders of CastingAbout, Brian Wold and Blair Hickey, joined us again this year for another fantastic seminar of a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the casting process. Featuring insider actor marketing tips from the pros at CastingAbout. We had a packed house and the guys were spectacular! If you missed it, you can catch our Facebook Live video on our Facebook site at www.facebook.com/theactingcenter. You will want to check it out!
TAC Advanced improvisers, Brett Candice, Garrett Theon, Noga Sadeh, Kelly McCall, Elliott Bluvband, Veronica Hardy and Eric Zimmerman hit the stage on Sept 30th with some new forms that wowed the audience! . These guys are not messing around. Or maybe the are! They will be starting the first Improv Troup at The Acting Center, so stay tuned for more from the Advanced Class!
Also that night from the Monday/Wednesday Scene Study class, a wonderful scene was performed from “Hard Candy” starring Vanessa Fichter and Michael Klaumann. And a surprise performance from Jim Meskimen singing an old standard. Our next show will be the Halloween Salon! You never know what to expect!
This month’s salon was loaded with improv and a trombone! Even if you don’t study at The Acting Center you are welcome to perform! Be sure to check out our live stream on Facebook Live of upcoming events or replay this and other salons.
Movie Night explores movies from the Acting Center perspective. This time Co-Founder Eric Matheny gave us a greater insight into the 70s thriller Jaws. Winner of 3 Oscars with another 10 wins & 16 nominations.
Acting Center alums as well as fresh faces show us their stuff and just for good measure we threw in a little Shakespeare. You never know what you’re going to get!
Co-founder of The Acting Center Tamra Meskimen, delivered the informative and inspiring How to Audition Seminar. Guest speakers included Lisa London of London/Stroud Casting who answered questions and dispelled casting myths and Michael Klaumann of Full Swing Media who gave an informative demonstration on how put yourself on tape for a self tape audition.
This Friday marked the graduation of the Improv 101 class. Seasoned improv vets in the audience rated it on par with Second City or UCB performances. Sprinkled with scenes and monologues tonights performances delighted and amused our in-house audience as well as our Periscope viewers. Improv 201 starts May 24th, sign up now!!
Eric Matheny, co-founder of The Acting Center, delivered his world famous 3 Secrets to Booking Commercials seminar today. The commercial veteran who routinely books over 35 commercials a year gave whimsical witty wisdoms on not just how to book more commercials but an overall philosophy on the art of acting itself. Always a crowd pleaser. Eric will deliver a two week commercial intensive starting May 9, 2016, reserve your seat now!