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    Spotlight on Acting Schools and Coaches

    If you're thinking about taking acting classes, "Can I afford it?" is the first question. The answer, according to the schools contacted by Back Stage, is "Probably yes."

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    Great Performances

    We asked respected industry professionals to share their favorite performances by an actor or a cast in a movie, TV series, or stage production. The response was tremendous.

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    Spotlight on Summer Repertory Programs

    Actors discuss working at summer theater programs and camps, while veteran actors reflect on their summer stock experiences.

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    Rock Your World

    For our Spotlight on Singing and Music, Back Stage talked to pros about how to best approach rock vocal performance. Their insights may add some vocal fireworks to your singing.

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    Spotlight on Young Performers

    Back Stage profiles young actors Emma Kenney and Ariel Winter and provides advice on determining the "it" factor and defining acting objectives.

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    Readers' Choice Awards Los Angeles

    Welcome to Back Stage's third annual Readers' Choice Awards, in which you, our readers, offer your recommendations on local people, products, and services.

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    Give Yourself Credits: A Special Guide to a Proper Resume

    Although it's definitely a plus, a great headshot alone won't usually get you work as an actor—your 8x10 photo definitely needs something to back it up. And that something, as we all know, is a solid resume. Across the board, industry representatives point out that a clear ...

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    Spotlight on Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    It's that time again for Back Stage's comprehensive spotlight on acting schools and coaches. Take advantage of this great resource to hone your abilities and further develop your acting skills.

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    Spotlight on Commercials

    Back Stage has gathered the top experts and actors to share their advice on acting for commercials, such as how to create a demo real and how to use improvisation to your advantage.

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    Welcome to New York

    All the inside information you need to live, work, and succeed as a performer in the bustling Big Apple.