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    Can Theater Actors Sell Stuff?

    Although there are similarities between theater and commercials, it's more helpful for actors to understand the differences.

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    Coach John Osborne Hughes Mixes Stanislavsky and Buddhism

    The mix of Eastern religious practice and acting techniques is not new, but maybe it's attracting more actors than ever. I called Hughes in London and asked, "Is this approach particularly suited to the 21st century?"

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    Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles Talk About Their New Ballet Company

    As of this month, New York is home to a brand-new chamber ballet company, Ballet Next. The troupe was founded and is directed by Charles Askegard and Michele Wiles.

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    Brenne Rimberg...Got the Part

    Twenty-year-old nonunion actor Brenne Rimberg needed to stand out at the crowded open casting call for Troika Entertainment's 2011–12 national tour of "Fiddler on the Roof."

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    Southern California Theater Guide

    Welcome to our annual theater guide, a tradition at Back Stage in which we provide proof in black and white that theater is still in full bloom in Southern California.

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    This Is Your Life

    Actors should care about the old buildings in Hollywood. It is their history. If we knew all the stories of all the actors in these buildings, every story would transfix us.

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    Giving Thanks

    If you were a doctor, nurse, or anyone forced to stay at Hackensack Hospital between 1993 and 1995, you likely saw my hallway renditions of Bell, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine and Pinocchio.

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    Advice From Actorfest LA (Video)

    Actorfest LA panelists and vendors share advice on what to do at an audition, how to be proactive, and how to succeed as an actor.

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    Cinthia Leon...Got the Part

    Once in a while a simple hunch, with perhaps a bit of faith, may provide sufficient confirmation that a play is just right for an actor.

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    Crazy is Just a State of Mind

    Note to readers: Secret Agent Man is not available this week. He is on a medical retreat in Northern California. We received the following information from his psychiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Newbauer.