WESTFIELD, NJ — Acting Out! Premiere Acting School celebrated its grand opening this weekend at 439 South Ave. West.

The school has its roots in Brooklyn, where the staff of professional working actors and musicians have helped hundreds of students ages 5-18 meet their potential, whether it was breaking out of their shells or preparing for an audition.

Many Acting Out! students have gone on to perform on Broadway, television and film and gotten into the performing arts high schools and colleges of their choice, said Roberta Loew, co-owner and creative director.

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“We’re excited to expand the knowledge and share the love of what we do from Brooklyn to Westfield,” said Loew after the ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday with Mayor Shelley Brindle, Councilwoman Dawn Mackey and representatives from the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.

The space formerly occupied by Gallery U Boutique has been transformed.

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Students at Acting Out! study acting for stage and camera, singing, improvisation, audition preparation and more.

Learn more at ActingOutOnline.com.