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    Actors to Watch

    Meet the next superheroes and other thesps about to break big including Rooney Mara, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Billy Gardell, Andrew Garfield, Chris Hemsworth and many more.

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    The East

    The East If you worry about getting homesick during your summer theatre experience, you may want to check out Maine State Music Theatre. The group is considered by many to be a "home away from home" for professional artists and up-and-coming performers.

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    Annual College Guide

    In this week's spotlight, we discuss the varying paths young actors and dancers have chosen at colleges and universities across the country, what to expect after graduation, as well as a comprehensive list of undergraduate and graduate programs.

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    2003-04 College Guide to the Performing Arts: Theatre Departments, 2003-04

    The following is a list of selected theatre departments at colleges, universities, and conservatories in the United States offering degrees or certificates. Those that are members of NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), NASD (National Association of Schools of Dance), and U/RTA (University/Resident Theatre Association) are indicated ...

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    Spotlight on SAG: A Tribute

    Back Stage looks back -- and forward -- at SAG, detailing many of the union's special committees, reminiscing with former presidents, and finding out how actors snagged their SAG card.

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    Spotlight on Voiceover

    Commercial voiceover is an actor's medium today. But the competition is stiffer than ever, thanks in large part to voiceover casting websites and electronic self-submissions.

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    Spotlight on New York Acting Schools and Coaches

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

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    The List Issue

    Back Stage's staff is always trying to come up with fresh editorial concepts and, above all, present helpful, actionable information for actors and other performing artists. With that in mind, we present our first-ever List Issue.

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    Spotlight on Young Performers

    Back Stage surveys the world of young performers by talking to actors, directors, organizers of youth musicals, and more.

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    Summer Training

    In anticipation of summer 2010, Back Stage looks at the various ways actors can stay busy in the sizzling season.