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Upcoming Workshops

Below is a listing of all upcoming NYC Workshops for Fall 2017.  To register for all workshops, visit our ONLINE STORE.


Broadway Casting Director Merri Sugarman joins BKA on Nov. 4th!

MERRI SUGARMAN is a top Casting Director at Tara Rubin Casting and is responsible for casting SCHOOL OF ROCK the Musical, LES MISERABLES, A BRONX TALE, MISS SAIGON and many more shows. She has watched thousands of actors audition and has an expert eye for what will work in the audition room. She is not only a master teacher but a terrific human being who is great with kids! 

Be seen and sing for Merri and get her expert coaching and feedback on your audition cut. This class will be run like a professional Broadway audition, with the added benefit of a group setting and working notes.

This workshop is for educational purposes only and cannot and will not be treated as an audition. It is limited to 14 students.

Work one-on-one with Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting - the Casting Director behind the Broadway smash hit SCHOOL OF ROCK the Musical. Merri is also responsible for casting the kid-heavy show TREVOR, based on the Academy Award winning short film and the Broadway production of A BRONX TALE, directed by Robert DeNiro and Jerry Zaks among many others. She is a proud Tony Voter, a Big Sister with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Association of America and a member of the Casting Society of America. Tara Rubin's office is currently casting the Broadway productions and National Tours of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, ALADDIN, JERSEY BOYS, PRINCE OF BROADWAY and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Upcoming projects include THE BAND'S VISIT and LOVE NEVER DIES. Past projects include MAMMA MIA!, BILLY ELLIOT, MARY POPPINS, THE PRODUCERS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, SPAMALOT, THE PRODUCERS, SHREK, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, FALSETTOS and SUNSET BOULEVARD - just to name a few. They are also responsible for casting at regional theaters such as Yale Rep, Berkeley Rep, The Old Globe and The La Jolla Playhouse.

Prepare: a short song selection or a 32 bar audition cut with sheet music in the appropriate key. Sheet Music should be placed in a hard cover binder. Accompanist provided. Please bring a head shot resume. 

When: Saturday November 4th, 11am to 1:30pm
Where: Pearl Studios in NYC
Cost: 195.00

Ages 8-16 of all skill levels. 

Maximum of 14 students. 



BKA Summer Workshop, Session 1: Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13, 2018 10am-3pm

BKA Summer Workshop, Session 2: Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3, 2018 10am-3pm

Workshops include

• 15 minute introductory Skype session for new students to choose


• One musical theatre audition song chosen for each student with mp3

rehearsal recording, to work on individually throughout the week

• One audition monologue selected for each student

• Daily dance class with multiple styles, including ballet, jazz, and

musical theatre styles

• Casting Director/Agent Showcase: be seen and heard by a Broadway

casting director and get their feedback!

• Parent Hour: A Q&A for parents where we cover the topics of ‘Having

A Child In The Business’

• BKA T-shirt

• Option to add Private Coaching, a Sean Turi Headshot session, and/or

a Tim Grady Films Reel for additional costs (see our Online Store for

more details)

$975 "Early bird" pricing

$1,050 after February 1, 2018