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    5 Things Every Singer Should Own

    Direct from Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne comes this list of must-haves for singers. Here are the devices and gadgets that are going to make the difference between leaving an audition happily and leaving it feeling disappointed.

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    What's the Process for Signing with an Agent?

    When it comes to being signed by an agent, the whole process can seem impenetrable. What’s normal? What’s most likely? So we asked Abrams Artists Agency’s Robert Attermann what the process is really like!

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    Important Stretches for Any Dancer

    Yes, stretching can be deeply dull and the most obvious thing to skip over. But it’s also one of the most vital aspects of any physical activity—particularly dancing in an audition situation. That’s why we asked Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) to ...

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    How Involved Should Your Agent Be?

    Relationships with agents can be tricky. You’re paying him or her to aid you in your career, but at the same time, you’re in the trenches together in what can at times be an intensely personal business. So how involved in clients’ lives do agents become? Abrams Artists ...

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    How to Get an Agent Interested in You

    Find out what draws agents in as well as what repels them!

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    4 Tips on Becoming a Broadway Belter

    You know that voice—the one that shakes the rafters and makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. From Ethel Merman to Patti LuPone to Idina Menzel, audiences have loved the big Broadway belt—and you would probably love to do it yourself. So we asked ...

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    2 Quick Fixes for Dance Audition Jitters

    Nerves can overcome anyone and derail even the audition for which you prepped extensively. Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shares a few tips and tricks to relax enough so that you can put all that pre to good use!

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    Your Job Is to Not Let Them Win

    Tony nominee Reed Birney, currently starring on Broadway in “The Humans,” wants young actors to know that their full-time job should be defying expectations and staying positive.

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    1 Agent on What Makes a Great Headshot

    Everyone has a different take on what makes a great headshot, and your best bet is to look at them all and make your decision from there. That’s why we asked Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann what he thinks makes a good headshot!

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    Rules for Singers to Create a Great Book

    Whether you're a belter, a soprano, or both, Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne explains the rules of crafting a one-stop book for every auditioning singer.