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    ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ and 3 Other Awesome Gigs

    The much-anticipated sequel to the intergalactic Marvel blockbuster, starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and Benicio Del Toro, is filming in February—plus, three more acting opportunities featured on Backstage!

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    Star in a National Commercial and 3 Other Acting Opportunities

    From a national commercial promoting everything one particular hotel chain has to offer to a paid gig at Walt Disney World, these casting notices are sure to get you prepping!

  • Advice

    5 Brands of Character Shoes for the Triple Threat

    Underneath every musical theater dancer is... a great pair of shoes. Proper character shoes (which can also be fitted with taps) help actors audition with confidence and offer necessary support for long rehearsal and performance days. With that in mind, here are five major character shoe brands that professional actors ...

  • News

    9 Things to Know Before Your First EPA

    While we love the extra opportunities, EPAs can be intimidating for those just starting out. Feeling nervous about your first EPA? Here are nine things you need to know before entering that room.

  • News

    4 Audition Opportunities That Could Change Your Life

    A medical training video series, a musical about a lightning thief, a fin-tastic Web series, and a glasses commercial belong on your radar going into the weekend.

  • News

    The 7 Ensembles That Wowed Us Onstage This Year

    From the British royal family to a certain Revolution-era musical, these phenomenal groups of actors took the New York theater scene by storm in 2015.

  • News

    ‘Hello Dolly’ and 3 Other Gigs on Your Radar

    Say “Hello” to these four varied casting opportunities on Backstage. Who knows? One of these gigs could be the launching pad you need to take your career to the next level!

  • Interview

    How to Ignite Fire and Life Onstage

    When Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett co-founded U.K.-based physical theater company Frantic Assembly, they changed the way today’s choreographers and directors approach live storytelling.

  • News

    11 Musicals Based on Children’s Books

    From “Jerry Springer: The Opera” to “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,” it seems musical inspiration can be found just about anywhere. Do you know which composers and lyricists found source material in your favorite childhood stories? Here are 11 musicals based on classic children’s books.

  • News

    8 Actor-Writers All Thespians Should Study

    Actor-writers take note: There’s a lot to be learned from the work of today’s hardest-working multi-hyphenates of the stage. Are you the next Lin-Manuel Miranda or Lisa Kron?