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Ripley Grier Studios Newsletter January 2011


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Me & Jack Camping Happy New Year!
Having finally dug ourselves out of the Great Blizzard of 2010, and limped our way home from places far and wide, here at RG we are ready to hit the ground running for the 2011 spring season. We'll be seeing lots of old friends this coming month, including UCLA, DePaul, Carnegie Mellon, and other great schools for their undergrad program auditions. It's great to see that even in this struggling economy, we're seeing many new shows getting workshopped, going up, and hitting the road and the 'Way. America is a lot of things, but above all, we are a creative Nation. Give us hardship, and we'll give you Jazz and the Blues. I don't expect the latest recession to produce a radical new form of American Music, but if it gives us some of the best stage shows of our era, I wouldn't be surprised.

Oh, and I heard some of those other guys actually charged people who got snowed out of their studio rentals a few weeks ago. Shocking! So stick with us. We're a family business, we make a mean cup of coffee, and we won't pick your pocket.

bway workshop Spotlight: The Broadway Workshop

RG is home to many performing arts programs for kids. This month we feature The Broadway Workshop, one of the sharpest and most professional programs of its kind.

"Ripley Grier is our home. We have been using Ripley-Grier Studios since our very first workshop. There is no other studio space in New York that takes such good care of their clients. Our students and their parents love how welcoming the entire space feels. It would not be possible for our business to be successful without Ripley Grier and the RG staff!"

- Marc Tumminelli, director of The Broadway workshop 


The Broadway Workshop gives young actors of all skill levels the opportunity to explore their creativity through acting, singing and dance. Their Programs are taught by working professionals, from Broadway stars to Casting Directors and Agents.


Their Students not only learn about and experience all aspects of the theatre through their Workshops, Master Classes, Industry Showcases, Camps, On-Going Classes, Private Coaching and On-Stage Productions,  but they also gain skills in communication, self confidence, and teamwork in a supportive, positive and most of all FUN environment! In 2011 The Broadway Workshop will launch The Children's Musical Theatre Festival under their non-profit arm - Project Broadway.  


Over the past four years, dozens of The Broadway Workshop's students have gone on to some incredible things. Some of their student alumni include: Rachel Resheff (Billy Elliot, Shrek, Mary Poppins), Kirrilee Burger (Billy Elliot, Mary Poppins), Rebecca Marlow (Billy Elliot), Jenny Mollet (The Color Purple), Matthew Schechter (Mary Poppins, Elf), Nicholas Barasch (West Side Story, Leap of Faith), Justin Hall (Mary Poppins), Tessa Albertson (Shrek), Marissa O'Donnell (Annie, Shrek), Madeleine Yen (White Christmas), Sarah Rosenthal (Ragtime), Gabriel Rush (Billy Elliot), Deanna Cipolla (Bye Bye Birdie).
Giving Knows No Season
Ongoing Charities

charity angelIn addition to our ongoing contributions to charities like Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, PLAN, Smile Train, and many others, we are continuing our support for City Harvest with promotional sales at the RG520 cafe. Stop by and pick up a day planner or knit cap, and we'll donate the proceeds to this well-run local charity that feeds thousands of hungry New Yorkers every day.

Also, it has been a year since our neighbors in Haiti were devastated by one of the worst earthquakes in modern times, and they are still suffering.  Please help by donating to one of the charities listed here.

New Grier on the Scene!!
Welcome baby Griffin

You wanted more Grier, and folks, we delivered. Or, rather, Shayne's wife Heather did. Baby Griffin Grier arrived in the wide world January 4th, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs! He joins a growing tribe of RG kids, who promise to make all our office parties louder, brighter, and probably less boozy...

Or maybe not.

A Message from Shakira

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Happy New Year,

Shakira Moran
Avon Representative

One Last Thing!

It's time for a new Employee of the Season! Let us know who your favorite person is at RG. If you have two or three, tell us about all of them. The winner gets a cash prize, their name on our fancy plaque, and most importantly, the satisfaction of knowing that they rock.

Print out and bring in this coupon for $5 off your booking! Cannot be combined with any other offer ($5 warm-up, same day rate, non-profit rate, Early Bird/ Night Owl rate, or any other). Limit one per client.
Offer Expires: March 1st 2011