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    Casting Ouch!

    In a service to protect our readers, this column is dedicated to exposing scams and other questionable incidents that occur at auditions and elsewhere. If you have experienced these or any other suspicious occurrences, please call the Back Stage West/Drama-Logue casting line at (323)

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    LAUGHING MATTERS: Fabulous Females

    I definitely hit the group show jackpot in April, catching some of the funny female shows that are out there. The first show I ever reviewed in this column, that used funny females as its theme, was produced by Sunda Croonquist, who has featured many comics. I'm glad to ...

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    Bit Parts - Amas' "Babies"

    A winner of the 1997 Richard Rodgers Award for Musical Theatre comes this month to Amas Musical Theatre. "Barrio Babies" is a musical comedy chronicling adventures of Latino actors and writers trying to break the Hollywood mold of stereotyping ethnic artists. With music by Fernando Rivas and book and lyrics ...

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    Quick-Choice Artist

    Warming up to cold readings means looking at them as little

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    AGENTS OF THE WESTERN UNITED STATES

    Back Stage West contacted every theatrical agency in the Western United States. We asked them if they are currently accepting submission, and to provide us with specific information on what types of talent they represent. The following list contains much new information about the changes that have taken place with ...

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    REGIONAL ROUNDUP

    WASHINGTON

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    BISTRO BITS: Comings & Going

    Consider this the hail-and-farewell column. Actually, two hails and a farewell-with the farewell up first. In a show at Arci's Place, called "Another Final Farewell Appearance," Kaye Ballard explains, "I ruined my voice singing in the only keys Arthur Siegel could play." Okay, she brought up the voice thing ...

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    DANCE DIARY

    A "Coup" for Ballet

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    THE CRAFT: Putrid in Pink - Can the color your character wears improve your performance?

    A few years ago at a book fair, I ran into an old acquaintance, mystery novelist Julie Smith. I hadn't seen her for years, but the first thing I said to her was, "You look great! Did you have your colors done?" A natural redhead, Julie looked fabulous in ...

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    Sam Seeks Short Play Scribes

    Samuel French, Inc. is seeking plays for its 22nd annual Off-Off-Broadway Original Short Play