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    Creating Character Through Dance

    In the latest of our informative videos, Back Stage talks with American Ballet Theatre's Principal Dancer David Hallberg about "Romeo and Juliet" and creating character through dance.

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    Letter from the Editor

    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, which, as the title suggests, is all things lists.

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    Fees Please, Ad Mad

    The subject of whether actors ought to attend paid casting-director workshops remains a heated and highly controversial one. Not surprisingly, The Working Actor received a variety of responses to my recent column titled "Fees to Meet You" (June 11), in which I agreed with J.M. that in many cases ...

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    An Actor's Career-Destroying Screw-Up

    We all make mistakes. But I'm still surprised by the career-destroying screw-ups that some actors will willingly and without-thought-to-consequences make.

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    Karin De La Penha

    “First of all, she’s gorgeous, and she’s incredibly gifted,” says Shannon Denise Evans, who wrote and directed the series.

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    Have You Ever Choked During a Live Performance?

    "I played Pitti-Sing in "The Mikado."  As I was about to sing the second verse of 'The Executioner's Song,' I blanked. All I could remember was the third verse." -- Cami J. Kidder

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    CD Andrea Romano Gives Voice to Superheroes

    Andrea Romano's impressive list of voiceover casting and directing credits reads like the 1980s and '90s inductees of a hypothetical Saturday morning cartoon Hall of Fame.

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    Fear of Singing

    "When working with new clients, I always begin by trying to ascertain what it is about their voices that they perceive as problematic or would like to improve."

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    Do You Attend Workshops and/or Showcases?

    I love to attend showcases and workshops. The problem is allotting the time to do so.

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    Tonys Nix Crix

    Last week, the Tony Awards Management Committee announced that it had revoked the voting privileges of critics and journalists, including Back Stage's first-string critic, David Sheward.