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    <strong>Musical Theatre </strong>

    The following teachers and schools offer training and coaching primarily for musical theatre. Other organizations and individuals throughout this issue also offer training that applies to musical theatre; check other categories for details.Click Here

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    Spotlight on Comedy and Improv

    Hear from the masters at the Upright Citizens Brigade, get advice on making a perfect demo reel out of your stand-up, and find out how to apply comedy skills to your acting.

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    Spotlight on Fall TV Casting

    Al Bundy returns to TV with a new family. Vampires in love.  We took a look at some of the networks' most promising series and spoke with the casting directors to see what casting opportunities actors can expect.

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    Spotlight on Agents: Reality Check

    Agent H. Shep Pamplin of Agents for the Arts said he couldn't stand it when an actor calls him and asks, " 'Can I send you a picture?' I'm not the post office. I can't stop you," Pamplin quipped. The audience laughed, as Pamplin offered another common scenario ...

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    2011 Casting Standouts

    Casting is a difficult business—crucial to the quality of your project, but the best of it should go unnoticed. No one understands that better than actors.

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    The New Wave on Broadway is Extreme Facial Expressions.

    Everyone knows that stage acting requires a certain amplitude or normal acting techniques due to the environment. The audience is a twenty to thirty feet away from the Stage. Actors need to speak louder, move more generously and now actors find that exaggerated facial expressions add that sorely needed missing ...

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    TMLet me help you perfect your craft and

    TMLet me help you perfect your craft and get the job.

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    Spotlight on Young Performers

    For young performers, show business is changing. Parents have to pay attention to ever-changing rules as well as be vigilant in protecting their children from the stress of auditioning.

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    Spotlight on Colleges and Universities

    Heading to college? Back Stage asked six current undergraduate drama students from around the United States to describe their lives on campus.

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    Training Abroad

    Training AbroadBackstage talks to actors who have chosen to train outside of the United States. Actors discuss learning the language, different methods, the joys and the challenges.