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    Putting Your Voice to the Test

    It's probably accurate to say that I have "decided" to make a voiceover demo at least six times in the past ten years.

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    Projection Protection

    A play can be as hard on the voice as a musical, with actors required to communicate intense emotions on a nightly basis—emotions that can stress the vocal folds, causing swelling and worse.

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    Celebrities Are Taking All the Jobs

    There seem to be more and more celebrities doing voiceovers, whether it's Morgan Freeman telling us why we should use Visa or Reese Witherspoon and an all-star cast duking it out in 'Monsters vs. Aliens'.

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    What About Directors Do You Hate?

    "A few years back, I had just come off this Off-Broadway play when I was immediately hired for an independent film. The filmmaker had absolutely no clue how to deal with actors."

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    The New BackStage.com

    This week marks the launch of Back Stage's newly redesigned website, which features improved navigation and functionality that, I hope you'll agree, is a significant upgrade.

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    Kristin Erickson

    All actors strive to find projects that help them grow as artists and as people.

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    Leslie Ivarson

    A transplant from Milwaukee, Leslie Ivarson moved to Los Angeles in June 2006 to follow her dream of acting.

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    Dance Schools and Classes

    Here is a select listing of dance schools and classes in the New York City and Los Angeles areas.

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    Grieving for Natasha

    I have been very upset over Natasha Richardson's death. It's like someone in my family died, but I didn't even know her. Is there anything wrong with me?

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    Your Character's Soundtrack

    As many actors know from experience, listening to music can help you prepare to act. Depending upon your selection, it can calm you down or pump you up.