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    The Edinburgh Festival Fringe: A Way-Out-of-Town Tryout

    The idea of producing a showcase at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe may seem a little daunting. Think about it. How do you manage to find a performance venue in a city you know nothing about? How do you bring your cast and production crew over on a minimal budget? Find ...

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    A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

    There is no better venue for Shakespeare's comedy of love and magic than the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum. Better yet, this is practically the definitive production of this play, back for its sixth season and very well worth revisiting. We saw it two years ago and busted a gut ...

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    How Do You Get an Agent? Back Stage West attempts to answer the one question that plagues all actors at some point in their careers.

    For actors today, it is comparable to that ancient quest for the Holy Grail, or the timeless pursuits of liberty, happiness-or Mr. Right. But procuring the representation of a talent agent is arguably the most daunting of these tasks, at least for your average struggling performer in Hollywood. It is ...

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    British Equity Submits in Dispute

    British Equity has proved itself willing to lose face in an attempt to resolve its regional-theatre pay dispute with the Theatrical Management Association (TMA). Equity told members, in a letter circulated this week, that it had withdrawn its instruction not to sign contracts with commercial regional theatres.

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    Friends, Colleagues Form Springer Youth Fund

    In response to a dreadful personal ordeal that well-liked theatre publicist Gary Springer (Springer/Chicoine Public Relations) and his wife Nancy are enduring, members of the theatre community have joined forces to help

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    Swingin' at the Center

    Swingin' at the Center

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    SINGERS/BANDS

    Jean Dale (prod.) is seeking singers, bands, young performers, boys, ethnic talent for future recording. Send pix, resumé, and demo to 3217 Sparr Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208. For information e-mail JumpRecords@aol.com.

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    Association for Theatre in Higher Education Meets

    The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) will hold its 12th annual conference Aug. 12-15, in San Antonio. The conference focus this year is "Performance Frontiers and Cultural Connections,"

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    Theatre District Rezoning Vote Due this Week

    The long anticipated City Council decision on theatre district rezoning is scheduled for a vote by the full council on Thur., Aug. 6, at 1:30 pm at City

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    Bit Parts"Moon" to Rise Again?

    The Drama Dept.'s production of George S. Kaufman and Ring Lardner's "June Moon" at the Ohio Theater was so well-received that there is a talk of a transfer to