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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CURRENT PROJECTS:

 

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

SATURDAY APRIL 8th from 12pm-5pm

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


Joshua is directing and choreographing the hilarious new short film by Carrie Daniel

SATURDAY NIGHT MIX UP

March 2017

CHECK OUT GREAT INFO AND ADVICE FOR ACTORS FROM JOSHUA ON THE PODCAST OF

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"FROM THE WINGS"

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

Saturday Feb. 18, 2017 7pm in Santa Monica

St. Augustine By The Sea

1227 4th St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Tickets: $20 includes reception following the show (310) 395-0977

Fri Mar 31, 2017 @12:00pm Santa Barbara, CA

Sun Apr 2, 2017 2pm La Mirada Performing Arts Center Full 2 act show at the gorgeous La Mirada PAC! $25.00

DISCOUNT CODE FOR $5.00 OFF: HR20175

Sat May 6, 2017 Lunch event in Santa Barbara, CA

 

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REVIEW OF HOLLYWOOD REVISITED IN BROADWAY WORLD

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SPRING CLASSES:

DIRECTOR AUDITION PANELS

ACTOR MASTER CLASS INTENSIVES at New Musicals Inc.


SPRING 2017 PANELS

 

TODD ESKIN, HEAD BI-COASTAL THEATRICAL AGENT

ACROSS THE BOARD TALENT AGENCY

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 18 7:00-10:00pm PREP

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25 7:00-10:00pm PANEL WITH TODD

 

SOLD OUT, SORRY! TIFFANY LITTLE CANFIELD, AWARD WINNING HEAD OF LA OFFICE

TELSEY AND COMPANY CASTING

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 8, 2017 7:00PM-10:00PM PREP

RESCHEDULED TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 1, 2017 7:00PM-10:00PM PANEL WITH TIFFANY

 

B.T. McNICHOLL, AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

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LA MIRADA CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

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WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 22  7:00-10:00pm PREP

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MONDAY MARCH 13 7:00-10:00pm PANEL WITH B.T.

 

PAUL GARMAN, PRODUCING DIRECTOR

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST

WEDNESDAY MARCH 15  7:00-10:00pm PREP

REVISED DATE: SATURDAY MARCH 18 10:00am-1:00pm PANEL WITH PAUL

 

WILL NORTH, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE

WEDNESDAY MARCH 29 7:00-10:00 PREP

WEDNESDAY APRIL 5  7:00-10:00 PANEL WITH WILL

 

MICHAEL DONOVAN, AWARD WINNING CASTING DIRECTOR

MICHAEL DONOVAN CASTING

WEDNESDAY MAY 10, 2017 7:00-10:00pm PREP

WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017 7:00-10:00pm PANEL WITH MICHAEL

 

ENROLL IN THE SPRING 2017 DIRECTOR AUDITION PANELS BELOW

 

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CHECK OUT EVEN MORE ACTOR FEEDBACK FROM THESE CLASSES!

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SPRING AND SUMMER CLASSES

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BUILD YOUR AUDITION BOOK CLASS EXACT DATES TBD

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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 just 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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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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                     Joshua introducing how to change into different characters                        Transforming into                Finding the emotional and physical center for

                                                 and how the Little Mermaid was made                                  Scuttle The Seagull                               heartbreak and loss

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                                        Joshua teaching to transform                      A student really getting it!           Joshua meeting the productions Prince Eric and Chef Louie

                                                     into the lovestruck ingenue                                                                Joshua let him try on his ACTUAL Prince Eric shirt he wore

                                                                                                                                       while making Disney's 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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Joshua is directing and developing

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a new play:

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

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Gregory V. Sherman and Kim Kowsky

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Stay tuned for a production in 2016!

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NEXT READING IS IN 2017!

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GET INVOLVED!

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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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