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    Actors Casting Directors Love

    This week's issue is a first of its kind: a collection of essays written by or relayed to Back Stage by casting directors from across the country, each sharing a story about a special actor they have auditioned and, in some cases, cast.

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    Keeping Up With Alexander

    After Frederick Matthias Alexander completely lost his voice in the middle of a 1888 performance, he embarked on the prolonged period of self-study out of which emerged his groundbreaking vocal technique.

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    New York Readers' Choice Awards 2010

    If this week's issue of Back Stage looks a little bit different to you, that because we're trying something completely new.

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    Los Angeles Readers' Choice Awards 2010

    Back Stage is doing something different this time around with our annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're presenting the Los Angeles and New York awards in a single issue this week.

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    L.A. Acting Schools and Coaches

    Every year, Back Stage publishes a comprehensive spotlight on Los Angeles acting schools and coaches to help take your career to the next level. This year is no exception.

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    Comedy and Improv

    The standup comedy playbook has changed. New media have created more ways to get your act to the masses, so success performing live is less likely to earn you a trip to the sitcom big leagues.

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    Singing & Music

    Back Stage's guide to pursing music and singing professionally.

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    The How to Issue

    Back Stage helps explain how to know your type, market yourself, produce your own film, behave on a set, and much more in this annual guide for actors.

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    Spotlight on Speech, Diction, and Voiceover

    Back Stage examines the world of speech, diction, and voiceover from several angles, including talking to the cast of the animated hit "The Cleveland Show."

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    Spotlight on Dance

    Back Stage's look at the world of professional dancing includes a focus on Twyla Tharp's new dance musical, a celebration of New York dance studio Steps, tips from choreographers, and dance school listings.