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    John Palumbo

    For his latest role, SAG actor John Palumbo didn't really have to prepare to get into character; he just had to play a part that he says he felt like he already knew inside and out.

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    Bloody Good Show

    Why do stage actors like to work with blood? Seán G. Griffin, who played Donny in the satirical bloodbath "The Lieutenant of Inishmore," by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh, says blood helps drive a scene.

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    Stage Door Solicitation, Workshop Confirmation

    Is standing outside a stage door to meet someone and promote yourself shady and/or pushy? I feel this is not a good career move, but the photographer feels differently.

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    The Real Oscars

    The Oscars are less than three weeks away, but we just can't wait that long.  Secret Agent Man presents the Sammy Awards.

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    Happy Thanksgiving

    The holiday season has a certain "circle of life" quality that I've always enjoyed. It starts with Thanksgiving, a day that allows us to look back, and it ends with New Year's, a day that inspires us to move forward.

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    The Wrong Method

    Al Pacino once said an acting teacher can ruin an actor. It's one of the most delicate things to instruct, and there are so many hacks out there, you have to be very careful whom you hire.

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    How To Get Cast in Family Theater

    Kids are the best audience you’ll ever have. They’ll let you know instantly if you have them enthralled by listening intently, and if you don’t, the wiggles, the giggles, and the talking will start.

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    Comedy Clubs

    The following is a list of various comedy clubs throughout the United States. Some may have open mike nights, while others may only book established comedians through talent bookers.

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    2010 College and University Programs in Theater and Dance

    Back Stage's comprehensive guide to undergraduate and graduate performance programs at colleges and universities.

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    A Chance to Kick Up My White Boots

    We're at Mile High Stadium in Denver. At that moment I was standing in a long line of hundreds of pretty girls, all waiting anxiously.