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His Way

Frank Sinatra interpreter Cary Hoffman on his show My Sinatra, which the Fort Worth Symphony presents on New Year's Eve.

published Thursday, December 20, 2018
Sick of Excuses

Should Armin be telling you actors how to do your jobs? Yes, he should.

published Friday, July 8, 2011
It's Nuts Out There

And that's why Armin has advice on performing for a small audience, and studying theater in New York.

published Friday, June 24, 2011
Golly Glee

Armin on becoming and actor, and high schoolers who break out into song.

published Friday, June 3, 2011
I'd Like to Thank...

God, Spielberg, the President and mom. And don't forget to thank Armin. 

published Friday, May 20, 2011
Playwright or Wrong?

Armin has the answers about writing plays, college degrees and getting back on the horse.

published Friday, May 6, 2011
The Naked Truth

Armin has some thoughts about memory, facial hair and movie stars on stage.

published Friday, April 22, 2011
Soap Gets In Your Eyes

Armin is back, and has the answers about soap operas and what to wear at auditions.

published Friday, April 15, 2011
A Snitch in Time

Advice columnist Armin on questioning the director, opera and tattletales.

published Friday, February 18, 2011
Who's Uptight?

Armin is back, and answering questions about warm-ups, undergarments and harnesses.

published Friday, January 21, 2011
Armin's Resolve

Our advice columnist has made his list of resolutions. Bet yours don't match up.

published Friday, December 31, 2010
Grinch? Scrooge? Have You Met Armin?

Our advice guru is back after a short hiatus. This week: holiday shows and lying to your friends about their work.

published Friday, December 24, 2010
Character Study

What do you do if you're in love with a character on the same stage as you? Run.

published Friday, November 19, 2010
Cat Got Your Tongue?

No, really? Armin on felines, stage jitters and pipedreams.

published Friday, November 5, 2010
Don't Say It!

Armin considers the Scottish Play. (Just don't read this column out loud if you're in a theater.)

published Friday, October 29, 2010
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Hamlet's from Mars, Ophelia's from Venus

Armin's for adapting Shakespeare—and going topless.

published Friday, October 22, 2010
Director's Pet

Can anyone get respect in this business? Armin answers that with a big pshaw!

published Friday, October 15, 2010
Pause and Reflect. Or Not

Armin addresses a complaining actor, and the question of moving to the Big Apple.

published Friday, October 8, 2010
Scary Moves

Typecasting? Stage fright? Evil dance captains? Armin knows how to take care of'em.

published Friday, October 1, 2010
Don't Put His Baby in a Corner

Armin on critics, the Greeks and his favorite playwright.

published Thursday, September 23, 2010
What's That Sound?

Armin on sound designers, crappy photography and the perils of gas-passing.

published Friday, September 3, 2010
Shakespeare and Sex

Let's be honest, that's what it's all about, right? Armin knows what's up.

published Friday, August 27, 2010
Weight, Weight, Don't Tell Me

Armin on how to slim down for a role, and the difference between theater and performance art.

published Friday, August 20, 2010
Theater: It's for Life

Or maybe just 10 to 20, with good behavior. Armin waxes poetic on theater as a career, and dream interpretation.

published Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Sing Out, Luis!

Armin answers questions about stage mothers, ethnicity and starting a theater company.

published Friday, July 23, 2010
The Big Sellout

Is it OK to do crap for good money? Armin wonders why you even have to ask.

published Friday, July 16, 2010
But Is It Art?

And why are you so addicted to it, hot or not? Armin has the answers.

published Thursday, July 8, 2010
Armin's Here to Save the Day

Our advice guru answers questions about Armenian theater, stalking and dwindling audiences.

published Friday, July 2, 2010
Armin Has the Answers

This week: Why art? And should an actor taxi a non-driving director?

published Friday, May 21, 2010
Armin's Armed and Ready

New round of advice on getting naked onstage, autographs and touchy-feely rehearsals.

published Sunday, May 16, 2010
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