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    How to Get Cast on ‘Empire’

    Calm down your audition nerves, keep up your training, and more advice from Leah Daniels-Butler, the casting director behind everyone’s favorite mega-hit drama on Fox.

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    The Dancer’s 5-Minute Workout

    Check out Backstage Expert Erika Shannon’s two dance moves that will give you a killer workout right in your own home! Dancify your workout with a quickie five-minute toning session for abs, glutes, and quads!

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    Are You Good Enough?

    Heath Saunders (“Newton’s Cradle”; “Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812”) wants you to be good—and not just in the talent department.

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    2 Major Ways Musicals Have Changed Since 2008

    In the era of “Hamilton” and “Kinky Boots” musical theater education must shift to reflect the times; Allison Bergman penned “Acting the Song” to do just that.

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    Why Retouching Won't Ruin Your Headshots

    Photographer Luke Fontana understands your worry that retouching might make you look less like the you casting directors see in the room—but he explains how to calm your fear.

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    How to Help Your Child Actor Find Success

    Backstage Expert and acting coach Denise Simon offers parents advice on how to help their young performers find acting success.

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    How to Maintain Momentum

    Backstage Expert and casting director Kate McClanaghan sees too many performers rest on their accomplishments instead of pushing ahead to the next level—and she urges you to stop!

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    How to Become a Victoria’s Secret Angel

    Hundreds of models around the world vie for a coveted spot in the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Here are 10 tips on how to break into the modeling world and make that dream come true!

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    How to Become a Famous Singer

    If you’re a talented singer and ready for the spotlight, it’s time to start thinking about launching a career as a vocalist. Follow these initial steps and you could see your name in lights!

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    5 Essential Ingredients to Acting Success

    Backstage Experts and acting teachers Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown know that much more goes into a successful acting career than just talent and luck—like these five key ingredients!