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    Spotlight on Moving to the Big Apple

    Everything you need to know on making a home and a performing career in Gotham.

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    2011 Great Performances: Film and TV Ensembles

    Back Stage highlights some of 2011's best ensemble performances in film and television, including "Breaking Bad," "The Help," and more.

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    Spotlight On... Dance!

    Find out what acting skills choreographers want to see, and how a ballet dancer and Rockette made it as dancers in Los Angeles.

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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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    Spotlight on Dance

    If dance is your passion, you may find that working as a backup dancer, a Broadway gypsy, or an ensemble performer in touring shows is just as rewarding as being a headliner.

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    Spotlight  on Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches

    Back Stage shines the spotlight on Los Angeles Acting Schools and Coaches.  Following is a comprehensive list of schools and coaches as well as an article on one-on-one coaching.

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    Acting Schools and Classes

    This, the biggest and most broadly defined listing of all, includes all kinds of class types, sizes, and approaches, from Stanislavski nuts-and-bolts to cold reading and audition prep. What unites them is that while many offer specialized classes, all offer some class or other that could simply go under the ...

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    Spotlight on Touring

    Back Stage explores the pros and cons of being in a touring production, break down typical union and nonunion salaries, and provide valuable information on how to prepare for life on the road.

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    Unique Voices

    Let's get this out of the way quickly. Breaking into plain old voice-overs is tough. Doing those unique voices—animation, talking books, or serving as an announcer—is an even tougher nut to crack. The competition is keen and getting keener. Nonetheless, for those who are able to make ...

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    The Locals' Map of L.A.

    From the inside of a moving vehicle, L.A. can seem like a blur of strip malls and empty sidewalks. Don't despair. There is street life in this town -- you just have to know where to find it.