Mon, Jul 11


The Prep

Triple Threat Intensive

Snag one of the few spots for this Triple Threat Intensive in-person at The Prep! Spend the week dancing, singing, and acting - culminating in a performance with a live band for family & friends! Exclusive to Prep students.

Triple Threat Intensive

Time & Location

Jul 11, 9:00 AM – Jul 15, 3:00 PM

The Prep, 116 Oceanport Ave, Little Silver, NJ 07739, USA

About the Event

Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 15th


Open to ages 7-18

Prep Students Only

Enrollment fees (plus processing): $850

**Payment plans available. 

Work with the best of the best during this week long intensive. You will learn two full ensemble numbers with choreography and music, dive into multiple acting classes, and meet casting director, Merri Sugarman. Spend the week dancing, singing, and acting - culminating in a performance with a live band for family & friends. We can't wait to see you there!

About Merri:

Merri Sugarman- Casting Director, Tara Rubin Casting.

Initially an actress ('Les Miserables', 'Aspects of Love', et al.), Merri found herself out West some years back where she quickly made a name for herself at Liberman/Hirschfeld, then Liberman/Patton Casting, working on such shows as Seinfeld, Party of Five, HBO’s Band of Brothers, the feature film My Big Fat Greek Wedding and the Miramax feature film "Playing By Heart", starring Sean Connery and Angelina Jolie.

In 2000, Merri moved to Dreamworks Studios as the Casting Executive in charge of TV Pilots and Series- including "Spin City", Freaks and Geeks and the critically acclaimed "The Job", starring Denis Leary. She was then offered a position as the Director of Casting for Dramas and Movies at ABC Television, overseeing the casting of "Alias", "NYPD Blue", "The Practice" and the 'made for television’ movies "Gilda Radner - It's Always Something" and "The Music Man", starring Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth, to name just a few.

Merri then returned to the East Coast to teach and coach actors – something she still does (and loves) as time permits, when Tara Rubin offered her a Casting Director position where she’s been happily ensconced ever since, working on, among many others - the Broadway productions, touring and international companies of AIN’T TOO PROUD, JERSEY BOYS, SIX, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LES MISERABLES, SCHOOL OF ROCK, MISS SAIGON & A BRONX TALE for Broadway,  CLUELESS, SING STREET and TREVOR the Musical are just a couple of examples of her Off Broadway work.

She also casts for many theaters regionally – including the Papermill Playhouse, Dallas Theater Center,

The Old Globe, Seattle Rep, The Goodman and The LaJolla Playhouse.

She is the very proud CD of the critically acclaimed web series SUBMISSIONS ONLY and also boasts many TV & film projects, workshops and readings.

On a more personal note, Merri has been a Big Sister to Jenny via the amazing Big Brothers/Big Sisters program for the last 19 years, is an alumni officer of the professional sorority Kappa Gamma Chi (BFA in Musical Theater - Emerson College), a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities and was recently recognized with the Distinguished Alumni Award from Emerson College. She has been a Tony Voter for the past four years and is a proud member of CSA (Casting Society of America).

CDC Guidelines will be followed during the week of the intensive for the safety of all students and instructors.





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