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    Friends With Career Benefits

    What avenues are there to pursue to ease your way into having a connection without appearing to be an overly ambitious opportunist?

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    From Better to Curse

    Nancy Raffa, currently ballet mistress for American Ballet Theatre, is appearing onstage in "The Sleeping Beauty." She is the witch, Carabosse, who curses Aurora with the prediction that as a teen, she will prick her finger and die.

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    What to Know Before Moving to L.A.

    What do you wish you had known when you moved to L.A.?

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    Hey, Teach!

    With apologies to Paul Simon, there must be 50 ways to find a teacher. Check out the Back, Jack. Back Stage, that is, and other trade publications with ads and listings.

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    Danny Bolero... Got the Part

    Danny  Bolero didn't have an agent, but he didn't let that stop him. "I went and crashed the audition," Bolero admits.

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    In Loving Tribute of Corey Allen

    Acting teacher and author remembers "Rebel Without a Cause" actor, and producer Corey Allen. 

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    The Cattle Call: Slaughter or Refuge?

    Should represented actors—that is, those lucky enough to have an agent and/or manager—attend EPAs? Answer: Yes.

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    Beth Sobo

    While on vacation in Portland, Beth Sobo checked BackStage.com for acting opportunities in the area and discovered a casting notice for the musical "Gracie and the Atom" at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre.

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    Fears and Nerves

    "I have no reel. I have done three indies, four plays, and three local/Web commercials. I have some training. Should I even have the nerve to send headshots and résumés to agents?"

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    Actors Casting Directors Love: Part 2

    This week's issue is a first of its kind: a collection of essays written by or relayed to Back Stage by casting directors from across the country, each sharing a story about a special actor they have auditioned and, in some cases, cast.