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    Should You Sing in Character During Auditions?

    According to Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne, there's really only one time you should be singing in character during an audition.

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    What Your Agent Does Post Audition

    Having an agent secure auditions for you is just one upside to having representation—there’s also knowing that you’re not alone afterward! Your agent is there for you in the post-audition blur, as Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann explains.

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    What Should Be in Every Actor’s Dance Bag?

    You've trained, prepared, and properly stretched. Now, it’s time for your first dance audition! But before you rush out the door, make sure you pack these things to have the perfect dance bag.

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    7 Things Your Dance Partner Will Thank You For

    Technical skill is great when it comes to partnered dancing—but there’s a lot more to sharing moves than just rhythm and flair. According to Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call), there are also seven basic requirements to working with someone else body to body ...

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    1 Thing All Actors Must Remember About Agents

    Having an agent doesn’t just sometimes make your life as an actor (somewhat) easier—it’s also a responsibility. That’s why Abrams Artist Agency’s Robert Attermann explains the single most important thing that you need to remember about your representation!

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    A Literal Tongue Twister Warmup for Singers

    Backstage Expert and voice teacher Andrew Byrne has an exercise to help singers relax the hyoid bone in their mouths and help them work out those "Defying Gravity" muscles!

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    1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

    Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge the Dance Call) shows you a quick stretch that will help keep you in tip-top shape after auditions and rehearsals.

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    How to Prepare for Tomorrow’s Audition Today

    Minimize the stress of an audition day by preparing beforehand. The best ways to prepare for an audition in advance include packing your bag the night before, geting a good night's sleep—and a few other things that come highly recommended by Backstage Expert Erika Shannon (Don’t Dodge ...

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    4 Top Acting Schools Break Down the Muscle Behind Their ‘Mafia’

    Blood—or in this case, a degree—runs deep. It’s been cheekily deemed their “mafias”: the notion among many conservatories that students and alumni have each other’s back. Who knows? They may just make you an offer you can’t refuse!