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    Zack Gold

    As soon as he was called in to read for the role of Simey in John B. Keane's The Year of the Hiker last fall at Theatre Banshee in Burbank, Calif., a part he'd submitted for after seeing the casting notice on BackStage.com, Zack Gold got right ...

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    Jessica Blair

    When Jessica Blair saw the casting notice forCrimes of the Heartat the Santa Monica Playhouse, she knew the role of Lenny should be hers. Though Blair didn't physically fit what they had in mind, those casting the role were quickly convinced.

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    C. Stephen Foster

    There are few actors who can cross gender lines and effectively play male and female roles. With his soft Southern lilt and his 5-foot frame, C. Stephen Foster has always been in touch with his masculine and feminine sides on stage.

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    Jon Frederick

    To borrow a phrase from the late Rodney Dangerfield, bass players "get no respect."

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    Molly Summer

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

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    Tony Gracia... Got the Part

    Persistence, determination, and resourcefulness paid off for Tony Gracia with a leading role. He plays the zombie hunter in the independent film "Scream, Zombie, Scream."

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    Den J. Economou

    Den J. Economou spent decades working in transportation and travel in north Texas before pursuing a career in acting, his lifelong ambition.

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    Jamie Gaul

    Jamie Gaul was in her astronomy class at Cal State Long Beach when her cell phone buzzed with the news that she was about to experience a completely different variety of stars.

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    Ozzie Stewart

    Ozzie Stewart jumped into character even before she got the role of Ms. Vy, a street hustler and gifted bookie, inBeautiful Jones, a nonunion film she read about in Back Stage East in January.

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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."