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    Aaron Merken... Got the Part!

    Aaron Merken fell in love with the Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif., last summer, when he saw its production of "A Chorus Line."

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    Letter to Secret Agent Man

    It was stunning that you confirmed that the main perk of becoming an agent isn't the money nor working with talent; it's the self-aggrandizing power to put young people down and lord it over them in meetings.

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    Larry Strauss

    Former pet supply distributor and actor Larry Strauss is a big believer in second chances.

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    Top 10 Places to Go in America’s Finest Cities

    Here are the places to hit in common touring destinations across America brought to you by the actors who’ve been there.

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    Ree Merrill...Got the Part

    Merrill attributes being able to deliver a convincing performance at the cold read to her years of advanced Meisner training.

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    Worshiping a Technique and/or Teacher (aka The Cult Factor)

    "Everything I say is right. Everything I say is wrong. There are many conflicting opinions in this industry. Don't take one person's word as gospel. Including my own. Take what works for you."

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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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    A Little Bit of This… A Little Bit of That…

    As we head into the holiday season, here's a gift grab bag covering concerns that Back Stage readers have expressed to me either through letters or in person.

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    Laura Cook

    A combination of flexibility, training, and careful preparation helped Laura Cook land the role of Fruma-Sarah in the AIM Management tour of "Fiddler on the Roof."

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    How Do You Help an Actor Who Is Struggling to Create a Role?

    "I think my job usually is to be like a second instinct, brain, and conscience for the actors. I have to work at least as hard as they do, especially prior to and during rehearsal. I have to be able to come in and provide options."