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    Classical and Young Performers

    This listing includes coaches and institutions that almost exclusively teach approaches to classical work, especially but not exclusively Shakespeare. Many conservatories listed above under "Acting Schools," as well as in other categories, also offer specialized classes in classical work. Check other categories for details.Click Here

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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 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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    Who's in the Running: Ensembles

    As awards season arrives, Back Stage takes a look at the ensembles who have stood out over the last year for their film and television performances.

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    "Art Wolff has a special gift for getting the

    "Art Wolff has a special gift for getting the best out of an actors' talent.

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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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    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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    Spotlight on Video Games

    Our Spotlight on Video Games goes behind the scenes to highlight the talented actors who use voiceover and motion capture techniques to bring the most popular and recognizable video games to life.

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    2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards Voters Guide

    Back Stage takes an in depth look at all the nominees in every category of the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.