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    Do You Read Reviews of Your Work?

    Positive or negative, I read reviews. Hearing other people's take on the productions I'm in is interesting to me.

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    Leonard Zimmerman

    On Jan. 11, Leonard Zimmerman went on an unusual audition. It all happened fast: He saw a casting notice for 24DP Commercials at BackStage.com, immediately submitted his headshot and résumé.

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    Laura Cook

    A combination of flexibility, training, and careful preparation helped Laura Cook land the role of Fruma-Sarah in the AIM Management tour of "Fiddler on the Roof."

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    From Our Readers

    In response to our Audition Issue (Aug. 18), we heard from actors with their own audition tales. Here are two.

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    Diving Deeper

    I found that I had a special talent in perceiving other people's feelings and making them feel better. I refused to let myself, or anyone else, fall into sadness.

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    Fall Network TV Preview: NBC, The CW

    NBC will enhance its current roster of programs with shows that lean heavily toward the dramatic; The CW kicks off its second season with three new dramas, two new comedies and four reality series.

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    Forget the Unions, Make a Film

    I want to share ideas about movies in an economy that has failed us all. The unions may find my ideas controversial; but with a weak economy, something has to give.

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    Top Tips for Acing a Dance Sequence?

    "One of the things all dancers should do is be prepared as to what it is they're auditioning for. For instance, if they're auditioning for "Guys and Dolls," they have to understand that this is a period piece." - Sergio Trujillo

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    The Destination or the Journey

    Too many people in our culture spend their whole lives being miserable in jobs they hate because everything is about the destination and not the journey.

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    Matt Smith On Peter Falk in 'A Woman Under the Influence'

    Seattle-based monologuist Matt Smith says "quiet" performances like Peter Falk's in "A Woman Under the Influence" inspire him to act.