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    Specifics on Generals

    I wonder how many of you are familiar with generals. They're not for everyone, but in the right situation a good general can make a big difference in your career.

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    Out, Out, Damned Spot; Study Stall

    Is there any resource to find out if a commercial is playing and which shows run which ads? Also, is there an appropriate way to contact the production company to get a copy for my reel?

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    Singing for Actors

    David Coury declares, "The most comprehensive way to get a speaking voice in shape is through singing." That's part of the reason he's known for working with actors who have never sung.

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    How Does the Musical Director Shape an Actor's Performance?

    When the musical director is in rehearsal, as a guide we try to establish parameters that are dictated by the composer and the lyricist.

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    Andy Eubanks... Got the Part

    To take on the role of Angel Dumott Schunard, one is required to carry the heart of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking musical, "Rent," as well as its message of "no day but today."

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    Wanted: Focus and Chops

    Reprise Theatre Company, which exclusively produces revivals of musicals and frequently chooses rarely produced shows, is opening "Kiss Me, Kate" this week.

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    'Low' Points and the Climb Back Up

    Do you ever feel that no matter how hard you try or how persistent you are, things still don't fall into place? I'm sure a majority of you that have nodded a frustrating "yes," just as I have.

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    Milton Puzy… Got the Part

    For Puzy, the project offered not so much a Method showcase as a chance to confront the not-so-distant past.

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    Actors Should be Prepared and Keep Chat Minimal

    I always look at unsolicited submissions for feature films. Those are always exciting for me, because I could meet an unrepresented actor who is just the person I need for a role.

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    Eat Real and Small for Commercial Auditions

    Eating. We do it every day of our lives, probably several times a day. So it stands to reason that when asked to do this simple act for a commercial audition, it should be as natural as, well, eating.