Creative Combustion Acting Studio

Top Acting Coach, Director and Broadway and Hollywood Actor Joshua Finkel, MFA offers Coast to Coast Coaching for Actors and Public Speakers of All Ages and Levels including private in person coaching, online coaching via Skype or via telephone. Joshua can help you build and polish audition or callback material, build an upcoming role, create a one person show, build your entire college audition package, film and submit audition videos, create your cabaret act. Joshua coaches Theater, Film, Television, Classical Theater, Musical Theater, Cabaret, Voice Over, Dialects, College Auditions, Public Speaking, Cold Reading Technique for clients in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Boston, Miami, Toronto, Vancouver and more!

Joshua also offers Acting Classes and several Master Classes which he can bring to your group!

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THINGS COMING UP

 

JOSHUA ANNOUNCES HIS 2018 FALL AUDITION PANELS

 

 

EACH 2 SESSION CLASS ONLY $125.00

 

SMALL CLASSES! ONLY 8 PERFORMERS PER CLASS!

 

LOTS OF 1 ON 1 ATTENTION

 

ENROLL BY CLICKING ON THE CLASS(ES) YOU WANT

 

 

Price Options 
 

 BETH LIPARI SOLD OUT! SORRY!

BETH LIPARI

 

BETH LIPARI CASTING

Wallis Annenberg, The Hollywood Bowl,

The Radiant (Feature Film), Detour (Season 4)

 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7pm-10pm:

 

OCTOBER 3rd (Prep) 

 

and OCTOBER 10th (Panel with Beth)


 

ANDY FERRARA

 

PRODUCER/DIRECTOR OF PLAN B ENTERTAINMENT

Evita Tour, Tours to Alaska, Reno and various productions around the world

 

TUESDAY EVENING 7:30pm-10:30pm:

 

OCTOBER 30th (Prep) 

 

and

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING 7pm-10pm:

 

NOVEMBER 7th (Panel with Andy)


 

PHYLLIS SCHURINGA

 

CASTING DIRECTOR

 

(Geffen Playhouse Casting Director)

 

WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 7pm-10pm:

 

NOVEMBER 28th (Prep) 

 

and DECEMBER 5th (Panel with Phyllis)

 

 

 


CURRENT PROJECTS:

IN 2019, JOSHUA IS DIRECTING A FEATURE FILM

 

"LOVE'S FAIRE GAME"  FOR MJR FILMS!!

MJR FILMS

FILMING IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA IN APRIL AND MAY 2019

STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

 


THE WEDDING NIGHT IS BEING DEVELOPED INTO A FULL LENGTH SHOW

CALLED "THREE WISHES" INCORPORATING 2 MORE FAMOUS STORIES BY

KYTICE INTO A WONDERFUL AND THRILLING MUSICAL EVENING

AWARDED 'PICK OF THE FRINGE 2017'

JOSHUA DIRECTS THE WORLD PREMIERE OF

THIS NEW DARK, ROMANTIC THRILLER MUSICAL

THE WEDDING NIGHT

MUSIC BY STEPHEN COLEMAN (GAME OF THRONES AND KING KONG)

LYRICS BY KEITH DALE GORDON (SAINT HEAVEN, NYMF WINNER)

BOOK BY JANA HEJDUKOVA

 

 

 

 

MAKING IT ON BROADWAY SAN DIEGO INTENSIVE

Joshua taught Acting and Cold Reading for auditions with fellow Broadway Pals

JOSHUA RETURNS TO SAN DIEGO FOR A MUSICAL THEATER SONG WORKSHOP: BEING THE SONG AND OTHER CLASSES

STAY TUNED HERE FOR LOCATION AND ENROLLMENT INFO

 

JODIE LANGEL, SUSAN EGAN, HEIDI BLICKENSTAFF and BECKY BAIRD

 

                                                                Joshua teaming with Broadway client Jodie Langel   Joshua and Jodie Langel coaching these incredibly talented students

                                                                        and fellow Broadway chum Susan Egan

                                                         Joshua working on Audition Monologue technique  Joshua teaching a student to release tension and find a released moving breath while performing


 

CHECK OUT GREAT INFO AND ADVICE FOR ACTORS FROM JOSHUA

ON THE PODCAST OF

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"FROM THE WINGS"

CLICK ON THE PLAYER BELOW TO HEAR THE PODCAST!

 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

 

Monday December 17, 2018  TWO SHOWS! 11AM AND 2PM

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

WEST PALM BEACH, FL

Sunday January 27, 2019  5:45pm

EISENHOWER MEDICAL CENTER

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 20, 2019 6:00PM-8:00PM

MODERNISM WEEK IN PALM SPRINGS

ANNENBERG MUSEUM IN PALM SPRINGS

TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

Saturday March 23, 2019 8 pm

MORAINE VALLEY COLLEGE

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Saturday April 27, 2018 TWO SHOWS! 2:00pm-3:30pm and 7:30PM-9:00PM

SCHERR FORUM THEATER

THOUSAND OAKS, CA

Saturday September 28, 2019

GALLO THEATER

MODESTO, CA

  TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE

 

PROMO VIDEO FOR HOLLYWOOD REVISITED

 

 

 

 

 

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REVIEW OF HOLLYWOOD REVISITED IN BROADWAY WORLD

 


CLICK HERE FOR

UPCOMING FALL CLASSES:

DIRECTOR AUDITION PANELS

ACTOR MASTER CLASS INTENSIVES at New Musicals Inc.


FALL PANELS 2018 ANNOUNCED AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE

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CHECK OUT EVEN MORE ACTOR FEEDBACK FROM THESE CLASSES!

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JOSHUA'S ACTOR MASTERCLASSES BEING SCHEDULED NOW AROUND HIS DIRECTING SCHEDULE

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PROMO REELS FOR ACTOR MASTERCLASSES

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TO BE RESCHEDULED SO STAY TUNED!

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JOSHUA'S LATEST WORKSHOP

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FOR HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS

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BA 2 BROADWAY


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CLICK HERE FOR RECENT PROJECTS and PERFORMANCES:

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Joshua finished a sold out run as LEO FRANK IN PARADE

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BWW Interviews with Joshua Finkel on Parade

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JOSHUA IS DIRECTING/CHOREOGRAPHING AND CO-CREATING

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A WONDERFUL NEW CABARET SHOW CALLED

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"TOGETHER AT LAST"

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STARRING BROADWAY TEEN PERFORMERS

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EMMA HOWARD (MATILDA AND VIOLET)

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AND

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JAIDYN YOUNG (ANNIE, 2012)

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AFTER SMASH APPEARANCES IN LOS ANGELES AND IN NYC:

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UPCOMING DATES AT FEINSTEIN'S in SAN FRANCISCO and ON CRUISE SHIPS.

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INFO COMING SOON! STAY TUNED!

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Joshua directed the award winning show VIOLET at the Monroe Forum Theater

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inside the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood.

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REVIEWS:

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BROADWAYWORLD.COM CRITIC'S PICK AND 5 OUT OF 5 STARS

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STAGESCENELA: STEVEN STANLEY

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TOLUCAN TIMES: M. JARRETT CHRISTENSEN

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THE GEEK AUTHORITY, LORENZO MARCHESSI

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SHARI BARRETT, CULVER CITY NEWS

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DON SHIRLEY, LA OBSERVED

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THEATER BLOG

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PATRONS FROM GOLDSTAR EVENTS

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Joshua starred as the legendary lyricist of A Chorus Line, Edward Kleban

A CLASS ACT

by Lonny Price and Linda Kline

Directed by Jon Lawrence Rivera and Choreographed by Kay Cole

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REVIEWS BELOW!

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REVIEW 1
REVIEW 2

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CHECK OUT THE FUN RESULTS FROM

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MY ONE DAY MASTER CLASS WORKSHOP

WITH PRINCE ERIC!

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Learn how to be a chameleon

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and work with

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Joshua Finkel, "Prince Eric"

 

from Disney's The Little Mermaid!

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Learn how to build

 

multiple, varied and distinct characters

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for every character you ever play!

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This group is rehearsing a production of

 

The Little Mermaid

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The amazing group at the end holding Joshua's syllabus for the class which he provides for each of his Master Classes

INVITE JOSHUA TO YOUR THEATER GROUP OR CAST!

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Physical warm ups for class to open and ready the body and breath for maximum emotional access and flexibility.

Joshua with Marcia Cross on Desperate Housewives.
Joshua coaches internal power and simplicity for Camera technique.

Joshua coaches all ages and all levels. Here he coaches a teen for an upcoming final callback.

Joshua hosts one of his Industry Studio Showcases at the Hollywood's Prestigious M Bar.
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