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    Rescuing Voices

    Dave Stroud is a Los Angeles–based voice teacher who has been called to rescue many a tour or recording session.

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    Manchester's Master Class

    The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester offers her expertise to five young performers in her YoungArts' In the Studio master class.

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    Singing Their Hearts Out

    "The challenge in doing a Stephen Sondheim show is that the bar is raised so high," says Aaron Lazar, who plays the buffoonish Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in the Broadway revival of "A Little Night Music."

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    Voice 10, Acting…10

    The ability to suspend disbelief has always been the operagoer's stock-in-trade. You have to be able to squint just right to imagine that the 40-something soprano who could best you at arm wrestling is a callow, put-upon waif.

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    Cabaret Classroom

    The point—as Sutton Foster and Nora York promote it to their students—is that cabaret is a venue where the voice is only a part of the entertainment equation.

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    Broadway Dreams

    Broadway Dreams began in 2001 as the Broadway Company. Annette Tanner and co-founder Farah Chapes were approached by actor friends Dave Barrus and Adam Hunter to help them do a series of classes in Atlanta.

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    Opening Pandora's Voice Box

    Dialect coach Carla Meyer's the one James Cameron hired in 2006 to fill an extremely particular assignment on what's now the biggest-grossing movie of all time, "Avatar."

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    Getting Actors to Sing

    Voice teacher Roger Love has helped prepare Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon for "Walk the Line" and Jeff Bridges and Colin Farrell for "Crazy Heart," among many others.

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    Savvy Studio Singing

    The record producer is often compared to the film director: It is their job to mold and shape a work of art.

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    Acting Rock Songs

    Sheri Sanders has figured something out about the relationship of rock musicals to rock music that she claims few others guiding rock-musical aspirants these days have wised up to.