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    How to Become a Musical Theater Actor

    Audra McDonald, Patti LuPone, Lin-Manuel Miranda: before they were multi-Tony Award winners, they were performers with ambition, just like you. Here’s how you, too, can become a musical theater actor.

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    What You Need to Know About Working at a Theme Park

    Theme park performers have the chance to entertain thousands of visitors each season, all the while gaining skills beneficial for future acting endeavors. Here’s everything you need to know about working at a theme park.

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    How to Become an Actor in the U.K.

    For anyone in the U.K. dreaming of becoming an actor, this is all the information you need!

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    The Best 24 MFA & MA Acting Programs in the U.S. and U.K.

    Looking for the right graduate theater program for you? Don’t miss out on these 25 top universities with our Backstage Guide.

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    How to Become a Child Actor

    So, your kid has been bitten by the show business bug? You've probably got a lot of questions and, luckily, we have a lot of answers. Here, you'll find all the information you need to know for jumpstarting your child's acting career!

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    How To Create Your Demo Reel

    Whether you’re just starting out or have been in the game for years, every actor needs a demo reel. If you’ve got questions about how to approach creating your reel or how to update the one you already have, read on!

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    How To Become a Dancer

    Read on for all the ins, outs, and in-betweens of navigating the entertainment and performance industry as a dancer.

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    How to Become a Singer

    Read on for all the ins, outs, and in-betweens of navigating the entertainment and performance industry as a singer, training and maintaining your vocal instrument, and making a living doing what you love in the spotlight.

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    How to Make a Living as an Actor

    Making a living as an actor means balancing work, life and passion—a tricky subject for anyone who has encountered it. While most working actors need to sacrifice and struggle, the journey can also be incredibly fulfilling. Read on for the official Backstage guide to making a living as an ...

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    How to Choose an Acting Class

    Whether you’re brand new to acting or a seasoned vet, it’s crucial to the success of an actor that he or she keeps their skills sharp while also learning new techniques, methods, and approaches, and acting class is the perfect way to do just that.