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Coaching and Taping

30 min - $40

60 min - $70

Audition Taping & Private Coaching

when emailing a coach for a taping.

Moonlight Stage Company offers private coaching in acting, singing, songwriting, playwriting, as well as audition coaching and taping.  See our staff below, or go to our Teachers page to email your coach directly!

Tapes will be edited and sent to you and your agent/casting if you choose.


Audition Taping and Coaching Rates*

Additional $10 per audition tape

[Any other increment of time = $1 / min + $10 editing fee]

*No show fee $25

Estes Tarver

Estes’ students have booked countless major leading, series regular, guest star, and recurring roles on TV shows and films such as AMC’s The Walking Dead, TURN, Preacher, Halt and Catch Fire, Disney’s Austin and Alley. TNT’s Good Behavior, Bobcat Goldthwait’s Misfits and Monsters, HBO’s Eastbound and Down and Vice Principals, Adult Swim’s Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Boy Erased, Outcast, Atlanta, The Lone Ranger, Barely Lethal, AMC’s TurN, Terminator Genesis, Drop Dead Diva’s, Last Vegas, Stuck in Love, Eastbound and Down, Triple Nine, Hunger Games, The Bay (Barry Levinson), Army Wives, Hick, Banshee, Revolution, and many others. He has also had students in leading roles on Broadway in works such as “A Bronx Tale”, and “School of Rock”, Students have also booked and had many callbacks to Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Disney XD, and the National tour of “Peter Pan”, etc. Estes also regularly works as an actor on Television, Film, and stage in major regional theatres and for major networks.  He also has a Masters from UNC-PlayMakers Repertory Company in Acting. Estes is also a writer/director for film, television, and stage.


Sean McCracken

Sean McCracken is a professional actor and singer who has over 20 years experience working on stage, as well as in TV, film, voice overs, and commercials in the Southeast and Los Angeles. Sean’s clients have booked major roles on Broadway, Film, and TV, including The King and I (Broadway), Waitress (National Tour), Office Christmas Party, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2, House of Cards, Daytime Divas, Good Behavior, Misfits and Monsters, Black Lightning, Champaign ILL, Ozark, The Resident, Swamp Thing, Uncle Frank, Stargirl, Reprisal, The Walking Dead 3, Fancy Nancy, etc. Students have also booked commercials, industrials, local amateur and professional theatre, and had many callbacks for major films and network TV shows. Sean regularly works as an actor on Television, Film, and on stage locally with North Carolina Theatre, Theatre Raleigh, the Duke Energy Center, Temple Theatre, and others. Sean has a BA in Dramatic Art from UNC, and has trained with Emmy Winning Director Joan Darling, as well as Estes Tarver and Jeris Donovan.


Katie Paxton

Katie Paxton is an actress, writer, teacher and coach. Her students have booked major roles on film and television, including The Blacklist, Quantico, The Deuce, Mr. Robot and Bloodline. Her film and television credits include The Long Road Home (National Geographic, series regular), Billy and Billie (DirecTV written and directed by Neil LaBute, recurring), The Good Wife (CBS, recurring), Forever (ABC, guest star), The Black List (NBC, guest star), How He Fell in Love (dir. Marc Meyers) and The Heart Machine (dir. Zach Wigon). Recent theatre includes The Way of the World by Theresa Rebeck (world premiere at Dorset Theatre Festival), Bedroom Farce (Huntington Theatre Company), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, In the Next Room, The Imaginary Invalid and Noises Off(PlayMakers Repertory Company). She has booked multiple commercials including a Crest national network spot and has years of experience working and auditioning in the top casting offices in New York. Katie holds a BA and MFA in Acting from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has taught at the college and professional level for the past six years in NYC.


Coaching Rates

30 min $35
45 min $45
60 min $60

Carrie Marshall

Named “Top Charlotte Vocalist” by the Carolina Entertainment Network, Carrie Marshall has performed on stages across New England and the Carolinas. Carrie has been involved as a performing artist, session singer, composer, producer, keyboardist, vocal coach and music director. 1st place winner of the NC Songwriter’s Co-Op Competition and a Top 10 finalist of the UK International Songwriting Competition, she holds a B.A. in Music and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Vocally she studied under Mark Baxter and Dr. John Hugo and specializes in helping singers understand and best use their unique instrument. Carrie’s piano instruction blends the classical model with music theory and ear training from beginner to advanced levels.



Estes' Rates

30 min - $45

60 min - $75


30 min - $30

60 min - $60

(weekends and summer evenings  only)