Archive for May, 2011



We are assisting in a casting for body doubles in an upcoming K-Swiss commercial.  Please see below for details.  If you match the specs below (height, weight, and measurements) please send a photo to ASAP.


We are currently looking for the following roles for the K-Swiss international commercial and content film.

Body Doubles/Stand-ins

1. Photo double needed for a Danny Mcbride, 6 feet even, 215-220 pounds and sizes are 36W/32L 12 shoe size

2. Photo double needed for Jon Bon Jones he is 6ft 4in, 205 pounds very, very muscular and a 36 pant, 14 shoe size (please submit a photo without shirt)

3. Photo double needed for Vernon Davis he is 6ft 3 in, 253 pounds very, very muscular (please submit a photo without shirt)

4.Photo double needed for Patrick Willis, 6ft 1in, 240 pounds, very, very muscular. (please submit a photo without shirt)

5. Photo double needed for Matt Cassel he is 6ft 4in 230 pounds.

The K-Swiss commercial and content film will be shooting between May 31st-June 3rd. The rates vary between the international spot vs. the content film.

Please submit choices with accurate measurements and weight.


Jen Rudin Musical Theatre Auditioning Workshop

Creative Studios of Atlanta
Top NYC Casting Director Back by Popular Demand!

Jen Rudin is Back to Creative Studios of Atlanta

She’s Teaching Only One 

Musical Theatre Auditioning Workshop

May 21st from 2-5:30


Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

Saturday May 21, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM EDT
Add to my calendar
Award-Winning NYC and LA Casting Director, Jen Rudin, CSA will be teaching ONE Musical Theatre Workshop at Creative Studios May 21st from 2-5:30 pm.  This is an opportunity for love musical theatre to learn from one of the top NYC casting directors.
Jen spent 7 years as Casting Executive at The Walt Disney Company, overseeing the Broadway and tours casting for THE LION KING, MARY POPPINS, THE LITTLE MERMAID and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE TOUR. In Los Angeles, Jen cast the world premiere production of Jason Robert Brown’s  13 THE MUSICAL.
Today, JenRudin Casting casts for musicals, films and voice-overs. Jen teaches Master Classes round the country and at universities including:  New York University, Boston Conservatory,Northwestern University, Emerson College,  Baylor University, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and University of the Arts. So enjoy the outstanding training top universities are getting!  Train with an award-winning and highly respected Casting Director, Jen Rudin CSA.
Click on the link below to register or to get more information.
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Creative Studios of Atlanta

The GET Golf Tournament is fast approaching!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Do you have your foursome for theMary McLain Smith Theatre Arts Golf Cup?
Time to tee it up at the 15th Annual Mary McLain Smith Theatre Arts Golf Cup! Round up a foursome and plan on a fun day of golf at the beautiful Alpharetta Athletic Club. There will be prizes for “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive”, raffle prizes, an awards dinner, and more!
Proceeds support the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Outreach and Educational Programming — it’s a round of golf with a tax-deduction! And you’ll be listed as a generous donor to GET in all five playbills of the 2011/2012 Season!

Register Now! We’ll see you on the links!
Call 770-641-1260.

Monday, May 16, 2011
Alpharetta Athletic Club

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, Georgia 770-641-1260

C&J Workshop – May 16th

 C&J Blue logo
 Corrigan & Johnston Casting

This unique workshop focuses on sides from actual auditions held at C&J Casting (film and commercial). You will be given sides in advance to work on in class, then at the end you will be shown the audition of the person who actually booked the job.  Learn what worked, what didn’t work, and how YOU can best prepare for actual auditions held at C&J! 

One of C&J Casting’s motto is
“if you look good, we look good.”
So join us for this very informative class so we can all look our best!!


Monday, May 16th

3006 North Davidson Street
Charlotte, NC 28205

5:30 – 9:30pm (we will have dinner for you)


adult class

 register at:
space is extremely limited


John D’Aquino Comedic Workshop – Creative Studios of Atlanta

Disney Star & On-Set Acting Coach, John D’Aquino,

Teaching Comedic Workshop at Creative Studios of Atlanta

on May 21st -22nd

Learn from Disney’s President of “Cory in the House”

“How To Make Funny”

 A Dynamic 4 ½ hour Intensive Comedic Acting Workshop

Stay This intensive workshop is a must for serious actors interested in comedic acting and adding more tools to your actor’s toolkit.

·         Exploring the evolution of sketch, situation comedy and multi-camera comedies

·         Making lines funnier with proven, joke-building principles

·         Understand the text and comedic ladder

·         Learning how to enhance performances

·         Developing the Signature of the Character

·         Improvisational techniques specifically designed the multi-camera format

Thirty year acting veteran John D’Aquino (Cory in the House, Seinfeld, Hannah Montana, CSI) has starred in six television series, recurred on many popular shows & guest starred on dozens more.

John D’Aquino has taught his 4 Camera Orientation seminar in Los Angeles on the sets of Disney’s most recent series Ant Farm and Kickin’ It and has acted as set acting coaches or performance doctors on Pack of Wolves and The Wizards of Waverly.   John has also recently visited the set of YTV’s Mr. Young (Vancouver, BC) as a performance consultant.

John credits includes Disney’s Shake it Up, Cory in the House and Hannah Montana as well as Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weeds, CSI, Cold Case and many more.  Along with his capable staff, John D’Aquino’s Young Performers Workshops in Los Angeles, host multiple camps each Summer as well as deliver their program, Making Funny, on the road across America and sometimes beyond.  JOHN is also a personal acting coach whose students are currently working on television and film.

Actors will learn the science behind creating funny scenes and series.

·         -Learn how to shape comedic performance for 4 Camera’s (multi-camera’s)

·         -Life on the set; defining the performer’s accountabilities & production’s expectations

·         -Expand the performers overall craft and set management

·         -Raise skill-set to deliver greater performances despite limited rehearsal time 

·         -Develop a character’s artistic signature; thereby enhancing over-all effectiveness

Investment:  $195

Hurry While Seats Last!  Small Class Size. 

To Register & Get More Information Follow the links below:

Saturday, May 21st,  Session 1:    9am – 1:30pm

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Saturday, May 21st, Session 2:  2:30- 7 pm

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Sunday, May 22nd:  9am-1:30pm

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Ballet Boot Camp Workshop, May 14 at Dance 411!

Ballet Boot Camp Workshop Sat. May 14 at 2pm at Dance 411!

It is time for the premiere of the Ballet Boot Camp Workshop at Dance 411 on Saturday May 14 at 2pm.  All levels welcome.  Hope to see you there!  
Want a great strengthening and toning workout? Try Ballet Boot Camp. This class is structured to build long lean muscle. In this class, you will gain strength through your body, arms, back, core, bottom and legs. It is also designed to build a sense of balance and flexibility. It is divided into strengthening exercises both on the floor and standing, stretching exercises to lengthen and tone muscle, and short combinations across the floor using ballet foundational steps. We will use a mix of slow and fast beats to keep the class energized.  Open to all levels!

Learn Ballet from Jamie Horban! Jamie is excited to be returning to Atlanta for this special one time workshop at her old home Dance 411!     She trained in Chicago for many years in  chechetti ballet, jazz, tap, modern, tango, flamenco, hip-hop, Musical Theater, acrobatics, Belly dance,   African dance, salsa and Latin.  She has trained at Evanston School of Ballet, Ruth Page Dance Center, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Ellis du Boulet, Chicago Ballet, Gus Giordano, Joel Hall Dance Center.  She graduated from Northwestern University with a bs in dance and film.  She has danced with numerous dance companies including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance Chicago, White Oak Dance Project, and Latin American Dance Company.   She has taught at Atlanta Ballet,  Interlochen Arts Academy, Korean Dance Company,Gold’s Gym, Northlight Theater, and Ballet Legere just to name a few.   She has choreographed for many dance companies, theaters and production companies around the United States including Interlochen Arts, Atlanta Ballet Pre-Pro Division,  Dance Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center,  CK Dance Company, Northlight Theater, Metropolis Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Ballet Legere, Northwestern University, and the Actor’s Gymnasium. Jamie is artistic director of Solestance Productions, producing festivals annually around the country. The festival and Jamie have been  featured in the Chicago Tribune, Creative Loafing, The Chicago Reader, The Dailiy Herald, Pioneer Press, as well as on WGN morning news and WTTW Chicago.  She is currently traveling up and down the East Coast choreographing and teaching in different states. 

All classes heald at Dance 411 Studios.  Contact


For further questions please e-mail

Jerry Farber’s Side Door, May 13!

Jerry Farber’s Side Door…May 13! 

“The Retro Jazz Kats” by Gina Palermo

From jazz to Motown to classic rock,


Gwen & The Band make your event extraordinary, with band sizes from solo piano to r&b quartet to ballroom big band!

For samples of music suitable for any kind of event, go to Or

or call:  770/621-4644

(A full itinerary of  booked dates can be found here.

All of the Band’s original music can be found on iTunes.

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Jerry Farber’s Side Door

Friday, May 13, 2011

 Shows at 8:30 and 10:30 pm

Located at The Landmark Diner

(Piedmont and Roswell Rds.)


Make your reservations now as Gwen Hughes joins Atlanta’s legendary Jerry Farber for laughs, lyrics and a lot of libations.   This is going to be a sellout night, so click here now for tickets.


You can have an affordable dinner, the best cocktails and relax in this beautiful new gem on the Atlanta club scene.  There will some jazz chops and then a lot of dancing…and if Jerry’s around, always a lot of hilarity, too!


And upcoming…
June 19, Divas With a Cause! (The Buckhead Theatre) – 5:30 pm
June 24 The Thomas A. Dorsey Festival, 6:00 pm
Europe Summer Tour, Scheduled July 18-31, 2011

More on all these and all the other great gigs later…

God bless you and thanks!


GH & The Bands
Redwarbler Music (BMI)


On-Camera Acting Class for 4 – 6 Year Olds, w/ Karen Ceesay

On-Camera Acting Class for 4 to 6 Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process.  And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs more help preparing.  But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. 

This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process.  

A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: 

Saturday, May 14th & May 21st

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost:  $99

Beginner: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers slates, commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Intermediate: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who started acting at age ten.  She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects.  Her credits include “Army Wives”, “Drop Dead Diva”, “One Tree Hill” and “The Oprah Winfrey Show” as a result of her performance in a segment on ABC’s “Primetime Live”.  Karen has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South, Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron and was a mainstage member of Whole World Theatre.  She currently works on various film, television, internet and voice-over projects nationally and locally.







SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2010  @ 10AM.   

AGES: 10-16 



Attention Parents of Actors, Your child is invited to partake in a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend seven nights and eight days in the beautiful mountains of Cloudland Canyon State Park located in Rising Fawn, GA.  Campers will be working as a REAL film actor in a REAL production setting. Blueprint 4 Hollywood and Charisma Studios is NOW accepting registrations for the Film/Television Overnight Summer Acting Camp, June 11 – 18, 2011. Only 20 Actors will be accepted to participate.  

Mandatory Camp orientation will be held at the Blueprint 4 Hollywood location: 8735 Dunwoody Place,  Suite 4, Atlanta, GA 30350 on Saturday April 23rd, Promptly at 10am.  

During the orientation, we will be answering your (parents) questions about the camp, as well as having the campers engage in the audition process. Experiencing the life of a REAL actor.
Prospective campers may prepare an OPTIONAL 1 minute monologue of their choice. They also have the option of handing in their headshot/resume if they already have one.  

We will handout material for them to audition with on the day of the Orientation.  

Seating is limited, please email to confirm you and your child’s attendance for the orientation on April 23, 2011.  

To reserve your child’s spot for the camp in advance feel free to Click on the following link to register or submit your $200 Refundable deposit* today by calling (770) 649-5663.

Blueprint 4 Hollywood is a Proud Member of the American Camp Association


*Refunds on $200 deposit will be given if you do not sign up for the camp immediately after the orientation. Parents must notify Blueprint 4 Hollywood within 24 hours after the orientation.



Blueprint 4 Hollywood Acting Studios

8735 Dunwoody Place  Suite 4

Atlanta, GA 30350



Agatha’s “The Bachelor A Date With Death” – Mothers Day Matinee

Hungry For Laughs? Then Don’t  Miss….

“The Bachelor A Date With Death”

        Opening On Thursday April 21, 2011 
      Showing until Wednesday July 27,2011

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                           Written By: Marc Farley  Directed By: Ryan Girard
    Sunday May 8th, 2011 3:00pm Show Time 

 “The Bachelor A Date With Death”

Make it a Mothers Day she won’t soon forget! 
Serving a 5 Course Meal with Champagne and
A Side Order of Murder! $55.00 Per Person.      

                                            Reservations: 404-584-2255
       Reservations:   404-584-2255     Info:404-584-2211

Ryan Girard
Katie Kneeland
Jamie Moore
Leslie Sharpe
Emily Turner
Emilio Perey

Agatha’s is located at
161 Peachtree Ctr Ave
in Downtown Atlanta.
@ The Corner of Andrew
Young International Blvd
& Peachtree Ctr Ave
$ 5.00 
Parking in the

 161 Garage Parking Deck.
  Gift Cert. available…..GREAT
  GIFT IDEA!    404-584-2255

Marc Farley wrote the show.  It’s good.  And it’s funny.  So you should come see it.  Cuz he’s good at writing stuff. Like shows.  Shows like this one.  Cuz it’s funny.  And he’s funny.  So that’s a good combination for a comedy murder mystery.  If this were drama, he’d probably be bad.  But this is comedy.  Comedy good.
Ryan Girard
Ryan is back and is so excited to be bringing The Bachelor: A Date with Death to life.  He is really looking forward to dealing with his issues of women, dating, tropical locales, and television cameras.  Not because he watched the TV show, not EVERY SINGLE season.  He might have missed one episode here or there, and if he didn’t TIVO it it’s not like he went  crazy until the next week came on.  It’s not like he’s addicted.
Katie Kneeland
Katie is back with us at Agatha’s for a LIMITED ENGAGEMENT!!!  Actually, she’s here til June, so you have some time.  But she wanted to get the word out just in case you were busy until the summer equinox.  Cuz that’s when she’s leaving.  She’s got a thing she has to be ready for when it happens, and when it happens, oh man is nit gonna be AWESOME!!  She’ll tell you more about it if you ask, but you have to know the code word.  And the code word is only known to those who study the summer equinox.  Good luck.
Leslie Sharp
Hello and welcome to Leslie’s first Agatha’s show. Don’t worry, Leslie knows her way around a Murder Mystery. Having preformed with such great Improv groups as Laughing Matters,  Dads Garage  and Seven Course Theater. Leslie has left her mark on most Atlanta landmarks. And by mark, we mean she has slept underneath them. Hope to make you laugh ,and teach you something about the real meaning of LOVE.
Jamie Moore
Jamie is back with us at Agatha’s for his second show.  For those of you that saw him in his first show with us, you’re probably wondering, “Really?  He’s back?”  And we would have to answer with a resounding”……um….yeah.”  So come see him do better than he did the first time, not that he did bad, he was really good.  So you can only imagine how good he is in this show.  Come see him!
Thank You

For Your  Support
Over the
Last 25 Years!
New Pricing:  After six years with no increase  in our ticket price, we have no choice but to go up $2.00 per seat. Sun. –  Fri. $62.00.    Sat. $64.50.
Group pricing 20 or more Sun. – Fri. $58.50.


We Hope to See You Soon!

Cat, Rick & All of Us at Agatha’s.

B4H – FREE Acting Class This Friday


Blueprint 4 Hollywood

Free Preview

Find out what you can learn at
Blueprint 4 Hollywood !

Our Price: FREE

Blueprint 4 Hollywood would like to invite you to our FREE PREVIEW CLASS
Friday, MAY 6TH, 2011 7:30pm – 9:00pm

**YES, we are the acting school featured on REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA ‘s new season on Bravo!  Come find out the inside scoop!** 






Have you heard about Blueprint 4 Hollywood?

Would you like to find out why our actors are booking so many gigs?

Would you love to take a free class?

Well, this is the class you have been waiting for!




Kristen Shaw made her living as an actress in Los Angeles for 15 years. Now Hollywood is coming to Atlanta ! You need to know what Hollywood actors know, to break in.  We can show you how. You have the talent? Now get the skills and technique you need to book professional work. Yes, you can have a career as an actor, right here in Atlanta ! 


Bring a pad and pen because this is a very dense preview class, and fills up the entire time with knowledge you need to succeed in this business.



If you can’t make it or you want a sneak peak preview of what Kristen Shaw is like before the preview check out her interviews on Rex Sike’s movie beat website: Sikes_Mo…t/Welcome.html 

Click on interviews and put Kristen Shaw in the search box.

Do something great for your career and come to the preview at Blueprint for FREE.
MAY 6TH, 2011, 7:30pm – 9:00pm    You do not have to register for this class
Please visit our website at: or call us to schedule a FREE CAREER CONSULTATION at 770-649-5663



We are located at:

8735 Dunwoody Place ( North River Square ), Suite 4 , Atlanta ( Sandy Springs on GPS), GA 30350

We are across from the Publix shopping center in-between Citgo and the Metro Storage unit facility



SUMMER ACTING INTENSIVE FOR FILM/TV (Ages 9-18): Creative Studios of Atlanta

SUMMER ACTING INTENSIVE FOR FILM/TV  (Ages 9-18): Creative Studios of Atlanta

Creative Studios of Atlanta’s Summer Intensive Acting Camp for Film offers a week long intensive acting training for film and television acting.  It is our goal to provide essential training with top industry

professionals from Atlanta and LA.  We are here to help you reach your dream.

Young actors are placed by level and age into appropriate groups after their initial audition upon arrival.  Actors will concentrate on improving their craft and tools they have in their Actor’s Toolkit.  Our Summer Intensive provides PROFESSIONAL LEVEL TRAINING for Young Actors.

Here’s what in store for our young actors:

  • Acting for Film/TV (on level)
  • Meisner Technique Film/TV Acting Daily
  • Auditioning-
    • Entry and Exit Auditions Evaluations
    • Improving Your Auditions
    • Making the Most of Your Callback
  • Character Development
  • Acting on the “Green Screen”
  • Get Your Business Tools In Order
  • Scene Study
  • Improvisation for TV/Film
  • On-set etiquette and terminology
  • Teleprompter
  • Voiceover
  • Commercials-
    • Learn the skills to set you apart
    • Shoot your Commercial
  • Filming of a scene with on-set coaching
    • Last year 7 of our films from Summer Intensive screened at Film Festival and earned actors an imdb credit.

SESSION I- June 6-10th

.    Investment $595

Register by May 5th and Pay Only $495- Save $100

To Register and Get More Information Please Visit and click on Summer Intensives at the bottom of the home page.