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    Talent x Technique = Self-Assurance and Success

    Talent isn't all that's needed to build an acting career. Supplement your talent with the study of a specific technique and you'll become a stronger, more confident, more successful actor for it.

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    Have You Ever Choked During a Live Performance?

    "I played Pitti-Sing in "The Mikado."  As I was about to sing the second verse of 'The Executioner's Song,' I blanked. All I could remember was the third verse." -- Cami J. Kidder

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    A Healthy Harvest

    Ever since I started pursuing acting, there have always been nice and supportive people around me to whom I am very grateful. And who would have known that writing this column for Back Stage might end up landing me an acting job?

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    New Year, New Start

    If you're taking the time to read this column this early in the year, then congratulations on your wisdom in wanting to be prepared.

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    Not Waitin' on the World to Change

    Taking that leap of faith to pursue acting more seriously last year was not nearly as life-changing as the decision I made a few days ago: I quit my desk job.

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    Los Angeles Production Listings

    Back Stage lists major U.S. film and TV productions that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    Renee Colvert

    The unequivocal adulation, the young, squealing audience members, the occasional moment when an enthusiast will rush the stage, these are the things that cause musical theatre actress Renee Colvert to admit, "I'm a Beatle, in a way."