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    Dancing With the Jabbawockeez

    What makes Jabbawockeez a truly rare dance troupe are the communal sensibility and the collaborative practices that drive everything about how the group is run and how its work is created and presented.

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    How Do You Cast Theater for Kids?

    Are you willing to be confidently idiotic in front of all of us? Because that's what we do. People who are willing to look dumb and be silly tend to be the same people who know how to handle kids.

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    Training, Transitioning

    "I'm an actor who has made a bit of a career for myself working behind the camera. My problem is that I want to act full time, not just work as a camera operator."

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    The King of Commercials

    With 3,500 spots under his belt and a decade-and-a-half stint as president of the Commercial Casting Directors Association, there's no question that he knows his way around the ad world.

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    Reflection, Revival, and Renewal…and a Wedding Singer

    After staying with my agents for a little over a year, I got news from them informing me that they were planning to leave the business and close down the agency in a few months due to personal reasons. --Derek Lui

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    Be a Smart Actor

    Knowing what to use and when to use it is important for your success as an actor. You can't bring the whole kitchen sink in with you every time you go to perform or audition.

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    Don't Waste My Time

    At this point in my life, I've been in hundreds of meetings with actors, and they all ask the same pointless questions over and over.

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    Gay for a Play

    "I'm extremely concerned (almost terrified) about how my "traditional" family, friends, and potential bosses or directors would react if they were to Google my name and find it associated with a gay-and-lesbian event."

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    IMDbPro Knows Who's a Star

    IMDb.com, the Internet Movie Database, is a destination visited by many entertainment industry pros—from executive producers to directors to casting assistants—when they seek information.

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    Transitioning From Opera to Broadway

    Richard Lissemore is a New York–based voice teacher who has had great success in both the classical and Broadway worlds. He has helped students make the shift from classically trained singer to successful musical theater actor.