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    Cris Judd Found Success by Watching and Learning

    Judd directed, choreographed, and produced the "Fantasy" show at the Luxor resort in Las Vegas and has directed and created dances for numerous music videos, concert tours, films, and television programs

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    Do It Yourself

    This week's issue has the theme of "Do It Yourself." And while actors certainly rely on others to succeed in their profession, there are many ways that actors can take matters into their own hands.

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    Putting a Show Up Against the Odds

    While nonunion talent in Florida is scarce, the overwhelmingly talented and trained actors who make their way to New York are saliva-inducing to a playwright-composer like I am.

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    Astaire Award Nominees Talk About Dancing on Broadway

    The 2011 Astaire Award Nominees spoke to Back Stage about their dance training and how to make it as a performer in New York.

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    Returning Actors: A Not-So-Welcome Back

    There is a harsh reality awaiting these actors hoping to return to the thespian fold. They will not be welcomed back with warm embraces and adulation by hirers and representatives of talent.

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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."