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    Killing Jar Jar Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Just Wait In Line For Stars Wars

    A comedy about two losers who spend days and nights waiting in line to buy tickets for Star Wars: Episode One. All the goofy characters they are forced to endure.

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    Lobby, No Heroes

    Although actor sabotage doesn't seem to be the norm, it happens, and it can be jarring. How can serious actors stay on their game while minimizing distractions around them?

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    A Trio of Worthy Dance Books

    Three new publications take fresh looks at ballet history, making choreography, and the writings of Agnes de Mille.

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    A Playwright's Dilemma

    Recently I was reminded of the excellent Back Stage article ["Understanding the Playwright-Director Relationship," by Michael Lazan, April 19] after a director rebuked me for not rewriting my one-act play as he had told me I should. The cast was present for the first rehearsal and he informed me, as ...

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    Pilot Season

    Back Stage lists major U.S. TV pilots that are currently casting or accepting submissions. On this page you'll find productions occurring in the greater Los Angeles area. Check for new listings every Thursday! (Website members only.)

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    Molly Summer

    For musical theatre actor Molly Summer, getting work is all about the numbers.

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    Different Deductions

    Like men, all deductions are not equal. Some deductions reduce your income dollar for dollar, while other deductions have limitations and consequently have less value. Still other deductions create credits that either reduce your tax or put extra money in your pocket. In the next few weeks, we'll weave ...

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    Deducing Deductions

    The Schedule A is the form commonly referred to as the Long Form. Actually the 1040 is the Long Form (the 1040A and the 1040EZ are the Short Forms) and the Schedule A is only one of more than 100 forms and schedules that can be attached to it. Schedule ...