Get Reel: Building Your Musical Theatre Book

with Bern Tan

In this 6-week, 3-session intensive, you will put heads together with instructor, Bern Tan, to:

  • Build your musical theatre book, picking material that speaks to you and to casting directors for the upcoming season
  • Create cuts specific for you and that leverage your strengths
  • Adjust your singing and acting choices to make each cut stronger
  • Gather feedback and technical advice on self-taping during these pandemic times

It’s 2022, and we’re still needing to submit initial self-tapes of our singing for Musical Theatre auditions across the country. Actors will receive one-on-one coaching at each session, as well as review strategies with Bern to build a book that will serve them well for this season’s auditions. Special attention will also be given to the technical elements of self-taping your initial submissions.

Small class – space is limited, so that each attendee can be individually coached at each session. Attendees will sing each week on Zoom, alongside an accompaniment track of their choice.  More details on maximizing your Zoom connection for such coaching and on finding good tracks will be provided after registration.

Bern is a New York City-based (AEA) actor and (NATS) voice teacher whose students are on Broadway, National Tours, and in film/TV. For full credentials, see

March 3 through April 2 (Three classes) on Saturday, from 10am-12pm PST each week. 

Bern Tan

Bern Tan

Bern Tan (he/him) is a pretty jolly human, if fed. He’s thrilled to join the Artists Repertory Theatre litter, and deeply grateful to be performing in live theatre again. (Please sweet bajeebus, can we be done with this plague already?)...

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Before each class, students will be sent an email with a link to login and any class-specific instructions.

Generally, students are encouraged to have a notepad & a pencil for note-taking.

Students are checked-in by name via the class roster, so no additional ticket or receipt is required!

Login to the ART patron account to and then go to upcoming events to get the zoom link. 

Refunds and Exchange Policy

Artists Rep does not offer refunds for purchased classes.

Exchanges can be made on a case-by-case basis.

If Artists Rep cancels a class, the class will either be rescheduled or refunded.


If you are interested in applying for a class scholarship, please contact Education Manager Barbie Wu at

Get Reel: Building Your Musical Theatre Book

with Bern Tan


March 5 to April 2
10:00am - 12:00pm (PST)
with Bern Tan
Best for: Level I & II

Online Class

Who is this class for
Level I


Enrollment Cost

Flex Pass Cost: 2 Passes
(contact the box office to register with Flex Passes)

Enrollment Capacity

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