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    Tara Henderson

    After submitting to a casting notice she saw in Back Stage, Tara Henderson auditioned and was one of five people cast—out of approximately 700 submissions and 250 auditioning performers.

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    Phil Cutrone

    Phil Cutrone has learned a few things about auditioning: Be nice. Be humble. If the casting people are unpleasant, leave.

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    Patty Rivera

    Every new opportunity can give an actor a chance to do something he or she hasn't before. Such was the case for Patty Rivera.

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    Chris Reese

    From a March notice in Back Stage, L.A. actor Chris Reese got cast as a 17-year-old piano player in writer-director Sharon Graine’s play “Truck Stop Café.”

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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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    Nick Raio

    As a rule, actors shouldn’t fear playing unlikable characters, as Nick Raio has discovered.

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    Jeff Asbell

    Jeff Asbell calls himself a novice performer, but in reality he had been practicing improv for decades before being cast as a member in aNew York City improv troupe.

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    Lisa Keppel

    Is punctuality the key to booking the job? Well, that—along with being prepared and having diverse interests—certainly helped Lisa Keppel.

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    Rachel Diamond

    "I love the moments where you feel like you are the character. They're not even lines coming out of your mouth, but you are speaking them. You are in a moment in their life."

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    Charlotte Schioler

    Flipping through pages of casting notices in Back Stage, Schioler was determined to find the perfect part.