On Honing The Craft
“I was so impressed — not just with the quality of the production but especially with the kids. What really struck me was that they are clearly being trained to play a character — whereas so many productions at this age level look like kids having memorized lines and going through the motions, the kids were really in character, something that they obviously owe to good coaching! I also thought the format was great — short pieces that gave all the kids a chance to play a lead part, rather than one big play where most are supporting characters. Thanks again — Andrew has had a really great experience this year.”
“My daughter is now a professional actress with Broadway and TV credits, thanks to the wonderful training she got at Acting Out! Acting Out! is an amazing, top-notch place for children and teens to learn acting, singing, or musical theatre. The teachers are professional, experienced, fun, and great with kids. Acting Out! offers all levels of classes. So for a shy child who wants to try acting for the first time, there are warm, nurturing beginner classes that offer a safe space to explore their creativity and kind teachers who make a child feel welcome and bring them out of their shell. But for more experienced, talented children who are genuinely serious about pursuing a career in the performing arts, there are advanced classes that challenge them and take them to the next level, training them to be professional actors and singers. My daughter continues to take lessons there, and we ALWAYS go to Acting Out! for private audition coaching before any important audition. We love Acting Out!”
“The most dedicated, honest, sincere and of course talented teacher[s] you will ever meet. I am so happy I found you five years ago. My older daughter got into Murrow High School Drama with your help. Now it’s her younger brother enjoying the drama and vocal classes. I have to say I was skeptical about my son’s abilities to act; I thought he was too shy and his speech is not always clear. Ms. Roberta has proved me wrong, very wrong. Acting Out has some of the best teachers; they really care about their students and I am so happy that we are a part of it. And it’s never about the money. The fees are very reasonable and the teachers all put extra time in with no extra pay. It’s obvious that they love what they do.”
Alex G. (former student)
“Picture a 12-year-old twerp, wearing a weird hairstyle and braces, carrying around a puberty-stricken voice, and a botched sense of confidence. Believe it or not, four years ago, this kid was me. Prior to receiving vocal training from Roberta I had been yelling and screaming through songs and my vocal chords were shot, but with her help and guidance I have been able to achieve vocal feats I never thought possible. Then it came time to try out for high schools and I realized that I wanted to participate in a drama and musical theater program. I started out with monologue training and was introduced to the teenage acting class. In this class I made many friends and had been introduced to many fantastic teachers/mentors, including: John Isgro, Autumn Hynes, Eugene Solfanelli, Ryan Joseph Nearhoff, Roger Manix, and many others. All these teachers/mentors introduced me to acting and for that I am ever grateful. Due to their influence, I am currently a theater major at the Professional Performing Arts High school, and have decided to pursue acting and musical theater as a profession. I just want to thank everyone from Acting Out! for all they have done for me, and for all their influence for which I am forever in their debt.”
I saw the production Summer Sci-Fi Thriller, 3 times this weekend. My Granddaughter Adrienna was in this production. Five weeks ago she started the Summer Boot Camp, a first timer for an extensive production. She went from little girl who loves to sing and dance, to a poised performer under the lights. This eclectic group of children of various ages and experience, wowed the audience each time. Hats off and a Standing Ovation to the entire Staff and of course the young performers. Bravo, Brava!
“Roberta and her team at Acting Out are the best. They know their craft inside and out and are extremely professional. Every minute at their studio is 100% quality and well worth it. Our son Jake has been acting for years appearing on commercials and television shows which includes Celebrity Ghost Stories and Saturday Night Live. He definitely benefited from the expert instruction at Acting Out. We highly recommended them.”