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    Dancers Who Fly

    Back Stage spoke recently with "Spider-Man" choreographer Daniel Ezralow to ascertain what the movement-heavy musical requires of its dancers and what criteria are used to cast them.

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    Workshops: To Pay or Not to Pay

    I think we can all agree that becoming a working actor is a very difficult goal. So if you want to get anywhere, you have to embrace every option out there. One of those options is signing up for workshops.

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    The Character of You

    Teacher Matt Hoverman shares his three keys to successful autobiographical solo shows.

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    Escape From New York

    My husband and I are looking to move out of New York City, but I want to keep performing in musical theater. Can you recommend any good areas in the United States, or even Canada, for professional theater?

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    Congress Can Procrastinate, But You Shouldn't

    Despite what most people think, the Internal Revenue Service does not make the rules that it enforces.

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    Jonathan Deroko... Got the Part!

    Jonathan Deroko opened Back Stage and saw the casting notice for Arthur Miller's "All My Sons" at the Newport Theatre Arts Center.

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    Modern Melismas and More

    In contemporary styles such as pop, R&B, and jazz, vocal improvisation is a vital component of an exciting performance. But many well-trained singers can freeze up when asked to improvise.

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    Should He Stay or Should He Go?

    "It seems to me that Equity only benefits major Broadway performers, and I'm sick of it. Any suggestions?"

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    Size Matters: The Agency Game, Part 2

    Last week we looked at the four blockbuster agencies that control this business and what they can (and can't) do for you. Now it's time to take the Hollywood elevator down a floor.

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    Finding a Good Preparer

    I lost money because my preparer didn't know how to make the best use of deductions on my tax return. The returns weren't wrong; they just weren't as right as they could have been.