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    Shira Gregory

    Shira Gregory was about a year and a half out of college and waiting tables. She'd had only one acting job in New York City, and it wasn't even paid. In short, she was miserable.

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    Financing Your Dream

    Unless you were born into wealth and your parents can afford to send you to whatever school you choose, you'll need to explore all your options for paying tuition, room and board, and incidental expenses.

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    4 Days of Learning with Backstage University Next Week!

    Acting, singing, headshots, and audiobook recording are all covered next week at Backstage University!

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    Karnell Matthews... Got the Part!

    In earning the role of Ben in "The Rainbow Room," Karnell Matthews proved that hard work, sincerity, and initiative produce results.

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    Talking With Tommy Tune

    Nine-time Tony winner Tommy Tune receives the 2012 Capezio Dance Award.

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    Be Intentional at Auditions

    Before an audition, Sterling Studio's Constance Tillotson says, know the character's intent.

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    Random Thoughts

    If an actor gives a bad performance onstage and there's no one in the audience to see it, did the actor really bomb?

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    Audition Tension

    Nancy Mayans thinks about what happens to the body as concern mounts. She worries that the result could be the actor's body tightening before an audition.

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    Coming to a Smartphone Near You

    Today, f you don't have an app, you're committing the sin of ignoring customers who have embraced apps like a previous generation embraced the Hula-Hoop.

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    Theatrically Inclined

    Over the course of her career, Studio City, Calif.–based casting director Beth Holmes has been tasked with tracking down a 75-year-old diver, a bona fide bullfighter, and "a 5-foot-tall wrestler of Latino heritage."