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    Virtual Auditions: Future or Fad?

    More casting directors are using video submissions, but the real deal still matters most.

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    Aaron Merken... Got the Part!

    Aaron Merken fell in love with the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer, when he saw its production of "A Chorus Line."

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    Indie Acting Lessons

    All actors want to be challenged, and movie stars are no different. They love playing roles outside their comfort zones. And when they do, there's a lot you can learn from those performances.

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    School Rumination, Get the Picture

    I see people my age on TV and in films and wonder if that could be me if I were in New York or L.A. Might it be more advantageous for me to get closer to the centers of the industry?

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    What Do You Suggest to Cure Audition Anxiety?

    We have found that getting to the root of the anxiety helps eliminate it, if not totally, at least partially.

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    Create an Action Plan

    No business stands a chance of long-term success without a strategic action plan. Acting is no different.

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    All the Info on Infomercials

    Hosting an infomercial is not acting. But acting skills may help, starting with the ability to communicate information about and enthusiasm for a product.

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    Virtual Auditions

    There's something new afoot in the casting world: virtual auditions. What do you need? Just a video camera and Internet access.

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    Rocker on Broadway

    Reeve Carney talks about the vocal challenges of being Spider-Man in Julie Taymor's megamusical with music and lyrics by Bono and the Edge of U2.

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    'This Is Tyler'

    Like most actors who have spent years auditioning regularly, I never dwell on an audition, whether I'm happy with how I did or not. But this is the first time I have seen myself on TV with my family present.