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    Carson Grant

    Carson Grant has acted in over 200 films, but the Warren, R.I., native was still on tenterhooks after multiple auditions for the filmLiars and Lunatics, a project he read about in Back Stage East.

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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."

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    Rachel McLaughlan... Got the Part

    Rachel McLaughlan dove into her routine of looking through casting notices in Back Stage. She searched with mouse clicking online and pen circling in print.

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    Carole Balkan

    "I really think that in my heart, I've always been an actor," says Carole Balkan, a woman who took a hiatus from the profession for the better part of two decades in order to raise her two children (one of each).

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    Beth Sobo

    While on vacation in Portland, Beth Sobo checked BackStage.com for acting opportunities in the area and discovered a casting notice for the musical "Gracie and the Atom" at Portland's Artists Repertory Theatre.

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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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    Eric Pagán...Got the Part

    Despite a shaky audition, the actor used his AMDA training to land a role in a musical based on an L. Frank Baum story.

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    Robert Sciglimpaglia

    When Robert Sciglimpaglia walked into the courtroom at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice to film a mock death-penalty trial for a set of research videos, he felt right at home.

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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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    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.