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    Such a Deal, Too Weary for Words

    Not that I'll be offered one of these any time soon, but what exactly is a "holding deal"? I've heard that term several times recently in conversations, and I don't want to look like I don't know what it is.

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    Lies From a Workshop

    When I attend a workshop, the routine is usually the same. The evening starts with a group of agents answering questions, and then we watch a series of scenes and monologues.

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    Vivian Kerr...Got the Part

    For actor Vivian Kerr, one casting notice on Back Stage's Facebook page set in motion a series of events that included booking a role, being invited to join a theater company, and earning a 2011 Ovation Award nomination.

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    Anecdotes from Back Stage Staff and Contributors

    "At the risk of sounding like Elaine Paige in the current revival of "Follies," I started working at Back Stage in the early 1980s and I'm still here." - David Sheward, executive editor

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    Readers Share Their 'Back Stage' Stories

    Thanks, Back Stage readers, for your kind words in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We couldn't have come this far without you. Here's to the next 50 years!

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    Dialoguing Down Memory Lane

    Working Actor columnists Jackie Apodaca and Michael Kostroff chat about ink-stained good times gone by.

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    Carolina Bartczak...Got the Part

    Already a member of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television, and Radio Artists, the Canadian actors' union, Bartczak set her sights on America and relocated to New York.

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    Me and Back Stage

    I started thinking about writing my own column. It would be brutally honest, the real deal from a working agent. But how could I possibly sign my name to something like that? I didn't want to hurt my career.

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    Undergraduate and Graduate Dance Programs & Dance Studios

    The following is a list of undergraduate and graduate dance programs as well as Los Angeles- and New York-based dance studios.

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    'No' is a Negative Word Used to Express Refusal

    "No" is such a tiny little word. It has only one syllable and two letters. How strong could it be? Well, as we all know, it's one of the most common words heard in the entertainment industry, and it packs quite a wallop.