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    Tony-Winner Michael McGrath Shares His Favorite Performance

    Michael McGrath, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his performance in "Nice Work If You Can Get It," is still amazed by Len Cariou's performance in "Sweeney Todd."

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    Prep School

    The fall season is about what's far more important for aspiring actors to focus on if the goal of a career on the stage is to be achieved — a solid, well-rounded education.

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    Behind the Screens: TV Series in Development

    With the networks announcing their 2007-2008 TV schedules in two months, one pilot appears to be the first to get a guaranteed time slot for the fall season.

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    Rocky Mountain High

    I'm moving to Colorado. Will being part of SAG and getting my Equity card serve me any purpose there? Or should I pursue my passion nonunion?

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    Shari Gulley

    When actor Shari Gulley spotted a Back Stage West casting notice this summer forI Hate My Friends, a play premiering at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, she knew she was ready for the challenge.

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    December Decisions

    While you are planning your New Year's resolutions, focus on getting yourself financially healthy for the new year as well.

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    Classes Query, Need for Nerves

    I realized that when I'm super-nervous, I do much better. But once I realized that, I stopped getting nervous and therefore lost all the nervous energy.

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    Jackie's Last Column

    Be kind to yourself as you seek your own balance, and always remember that acting is not your calling. It's your choice.

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    Profile Purpose, Feedback Foul

    I cast extras and principals with Extra Talent Agency, and I have to disagree with a statement in your recent column "Rotten Request, Dumping a CD" (June 18–24).