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    Clayton Farris

    When Clayton Farris got the part of Paul in “Kiss Me Kate” at the Glendale Centre Theatre, he knew a dream of his would be realized: He'd get to sing and dance to the iconic “Too Darn Hot.”

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    Lee Perkins

    It was no wonder Lee Perkins -- racecar driver, baseball player, and actor -- got cast inGandhi at the Bat, a digital newsreel-style film set in 1933.

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    Commitment Issues

    It's risky to burn bridges, even when you know it's necessary. But I knew I had to follow my instincts. It was never that school I had chosen to commit to—it was acting.

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    Bargains in New York

    Even when the economy is good, actors can use bargains. Here are some favorites of the Back Stage staff.

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    Erik McKay

    Erik McKay's persistent approach to his career certainly paid off when he landed the lead role of Detective Al Barden in the nonunion feature filmAsbury Forever.

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    The A-List, Credit Problems

    The ethical dilemma with pay-to-meet "workshops" is that actors are being charged by potential employers or business partners for meetings. It's like bribery.

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    Actors Effectively Exploiting Social Networks

    Online social networks have become a modern medium for everyone to sell their wares with the least amount of cost for the most return.

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    James Dickson

    Dickson was going through an acting dry spell and starting to lose hope about his career, when a phone call came from Shaun Duffy, a casting director at Billy Dowd.

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    Ryan Satterfield...Got the Part

    "I decided to really take my acting career seriously, so I resubscribed with BackStage.com," says Ryan Satterfield. That night, he found a casting notice for a music video, "Hey 14."

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    Louis Patane

    Switching careers midway through life may be difficult, but after 30 years in city government, Louis Patane decided to become an actor.