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    Vocal Investments

    Any performer—or for that matter, any public speaker—may suffer from vocal strain. Indeed, according to the performers and coaches we spoke with, the issues for all vocal artists are pretty much the same.

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    Truth and Lies in Filmmaking

    After spending years raising financing and developing my script, we were finally days away from production. I wanted the performances in our movie to be fresh and nuanced, and I was afraid to over-rehearse

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    Top Tips for Acing a Dance Sequence?

    "One of the things all dancers should do is be prepared as to what it is they're auditioning for. For instance, if they're auditioning for "Guys and Dolls," they have to understand that this is a period piece." - Sergio Trujillo

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    Dancing in Two Different Worlds

    In her latest Broadway outing, "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp has concocted a full evening of dazzling choreography to the songs of Frank Sinatra.

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    Anatomy of a Meeting

     It seems like every actor out there is dying to get a meeting with someone like me, but none of you knows how to behave when you're actually in my office.

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    More Perfect Union, Bard Games

    I recently finished a leading role in a national tour of a classic Shakespeare play, which I got rave reviews for. There was one problem: my castmates.

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    In the Line of Fire

    Among the lesser-known jobs in show business is that of the audition reader: an actor invited to attend casting sessions and read opposite those who are auditioning, so the casting person can focus on watching

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    Lauren LeMay

    Lauren LeMay had wanted to be an actor ever since she was a little girl, but living in Communist Romania made that dream next to impossible.

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    Replete With Misinformation

    I write in response to Back Stage's April 1 opinion piece by Sam Mraovich entitled "Forget the Unions, Make a Film."

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    List of Dance Schools in Los Angeles and New York

    As part of our Spotlight on Dance, here is a list of dance schools in Los Angeles and New York City. Each listing includes the school's specialties as well as their location and contact info.