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    Nic Stanich

    Nic Stanich originally auditioned for two supporting roles, but then casting director Meridith Montgomery literally chased him down the street to ask him to read for the lead.

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    Molly Summer

    For musical theatre actor Molly Summer, getting work is all about the numbers.

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    Michael Raye

    It takes a special kind of man to wear a dress -- and wear it well. But actor Michael Raye is up to the challenge.

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    Lydia Pérez-Carpenter

    Lydia Pérez-Carpenter made two New Year's resolutions for 2008: to get an agent and to act abroad.

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    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

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    Alexis Black

    Alexis Black knew she was destined to be an actor when, at age 4, she fell backstage, hurt herself, and wailed, "I have to go back on stage!"

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    Cae Camille

    When dancer Cae Camille shredded her hamstring last year, she transitioned to a new performing career.

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    Shari Gulley

    When actor Shari Gulley spotted a Back Stage West casting notice this summer forI Hate My Friends, a play premiering at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, she knew she was ready for the challenge.

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    Patricia Raven

    As this kid actor's résumé grew, she made the sort of transition that's tough even for adult actors: Patricia began to tackle (with adult supervision) the acting scene in New York, one audition at a time.

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    Shauna Rose Davis

    When director Adam Christian Clark was looking to cast the part of a 22-year-old intern who was "sexy in a 1940s kind of way," none of the actors he saw fit the bill. That was until he came across 13-year-old Shauna Rose Davis' headshot.