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    OREGON THEATER 2001 SEASONS

    Jim Giancarlo (prod.) will hold auditions for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Guys on Ice, runs Mar. 14-June 11; Eat-TV, runs May 23-Sept. 3; Gunmetal Blues, runs Aug. 15-Nov. 5; 'Tis the Season, runs Oct. 17-Dec. 31) and Rogue Music Theatre (Kiss Me Kate, runs May 29-July 29; Godspell in Concert ...

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    SAG Picks Gilbert for Prez

    Melissa Gilbert has been voted in as president of the Screen Actors Guild, scoring a solid victory over her primary opponent, Valerie Harper, in an election that is likely to be the target of challenges.

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    Reasonable Resignation

    Dear Jackie: I began rehearsal for a play about a month ago. My boyfriend asked me to do it--he wrote and is directing it--then he broke up with me. We still live together. I tried to quit after a few rehearsals, but my ex convinced me not to.

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    Self-Starter

    Documentary filmmaker Julie Stevens uses the word "bittersweet" to sum up the experiences of Annie "orphans." She is referring to the hundreds of child performers who participated in the original Broadway show, served as replacements, or performed in one or more of its national tours from 1977 to 1983. Stevens ...

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    Review: Two

    A dispossessed rabbi asks a mysterious new pupil, "What is a Jew?" -- and the answer to this deceptively simple question drives the drama.

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    Not Afraid of Cross-Dressing

    Jefferson Mays is not concerned that playing a cross-dresser—not once, but twice—will typecast him out of a leading-man gig. Indeed, he doesn't think in those terms at all, insisting he's drawn to parts that intrigue him, regardless of how they may affect his career. "I don ...

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    Video Game Pacts Eyed

    SAG and AFTRA are in the midst of extended talks with a group of video game producers on new agreements covering interactive media.

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    Frankie

    The title character in Daniel Roberts' "Frankie" could be said to live a life of quiet desperation, except that he gets a bit noisy sometimes.

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    States Fight for Role of Boomtown, USA

    Several of his jobs were background work, but he has also earned speaking parts and featured-extra roles in projects such as The Lonely Maiden, Pink Panther 2, and The Bronx Is Burning. No matter the quality of the jobs, they were good enough for Slavin to quit working as a ...

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    The Screen Actors Guild celebrated its 75th

    The Screen Actors Guild celebrated its 75th anniversary June 21 and 22 in the face of a grim reality: There are just a few days left to negotiate a deal with the major producers and studios before the union's TV/theatrical contract expires June 30. Adding to the headaches ...