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    You Could Drive a Truck Through It

    Nashville-based voice coach Brett Manning is one of the most recognized names in vocal instruction. Manning has also created the only CD instruction course dealing solely with vibrato.

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    What Do Working Actors Bring to Class That Helps the Other Students?

    "I believe to have working actors in a class is a necessity, not a luxury. It is a direct reflection of the work process of that class."

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    Hair Cuts

    I feel that the actions of the management of Broadway's "Hairspray" were shameful and wrong. I applaud Joel Vig for having the courage to stand up for what is right.

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    Brendan Ryan

    Brendan Ryan's experience with the genre, his choice of audition material, and his personable attitude made his audition and his callback particularly successful.

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    Rage On!

    It's hard to keep your passion alive when you're surrounded by such negative energy. That's why you have to rage against the dying of the light.

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    I Want Curtains!

    It was my first day in a new 'revolving door' apartment. You know: Actors who sublet from actors who took over rooms from other actors who decided they didn't want to be actors anymore.

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    Finding the Perfect Fit in the Commercial World

    With more than 3,000 commercials under her belt, Los Angeles casting director Megan Foley has populated TV spots for clients ranging from Budweiser to American Express.

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    Sheila Karls

    Sheila Karls wore pigtails and a little dress to the audition, thinking she would be seen for one of the kid roles, but director D.J. Gray heard the warmth in Karls' voice and cast her as the spelling bee's moderator.

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    Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    The following is a list of Los Angeles-area stage and film acting schools, teachers, and coaches.

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    It's Indie Mail, Commission Impossible

    "Does it make sense to send my material to a director's agent or representative if I cannot find his or her company's address?"