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    Catholic League and 'Corpus Christi' A.J. Esta replies: On Ageism

    Considering that the Catholic League has often been a critic of the theatre community, it is to the credit of Back Stage that we have been treated so fairly over the years. Until the Oct. 27 edition, that is.

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    Crossroads Theatre Down but Not Out

    The Crossroads Theatre Company in New Brunswick, NJ cancelled its entire season this month, to better focus on reducing outstanding debts currently estimated at $1.7 million or more. The company, which won the 1999 Tony Award for excellence in regional theatre, can survive this latest setback, industry experts say ...

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    original acts competition, nyu

    I-2Actors, from alumni arts organization, Ideas into Action @ NYU, is casting for Original Acts Competition 2001. Preliminaries will be held Feb. 25; finals will be the evening of Feb. 27. Best original theatre act, musical act, and comedy act awarded with a full run of their act, to be included ...

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    Dickens victorian carollers

    The Dickens Carollers is seeking legit, seasoned tenors and mezzo sopranos for its upcoming season in the NYC area. Pay. Send/email pix & resumes immediately to Tom Andolora, 21-03 45th Ave., Apt. 5, LIC Queens, NY 11101; tomandolora@aol.com . Check out the website at www.Carollers.com for more information on the group. NON-UNION PERFORMERS.

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    Wing Takes Flight with Seminars in Oct., Nov.

    The American Theatre Wing will begin its annual fall symposia series with a focus on "Playwrights, Directors, and Choreographers," Tues., Oct. 31 from 11 am to 1 pm.

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    At the End of the Year, A Special Thanks

    Compliments and congratulatory phone calls on our 40th anniversary issue continue to pour in, with most readers saying how much they enjoyed reminiscing—or even learning about—the various trends and events that occurred in and affected the entertainment industry during the four decades of Back Stage's existence.

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    Life Upon the British Stage

    George Bernard Shaw once said America and England are two countries separated by a common language. Like most epigrams, there's a strong element of truth in his statement. The British live on the other side of The Pond, drive on the other side of the road, and do things ...

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    nyc rep thr. co.

    NYC Repertory Theatre Company is seeking performers for its 2001 season. Seeking males/females. Auditions will be held Nov. 18 from 11AM-3PM by appointment only, with callbacks Nov. 19 from 12noon-3PM. Prepare one comedic and one classical piece not to exceed four minutes total. No pay. Send pix & resumes to ...

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    nycc talent contest

    The New York Comedy Club, located at 241 E. 24 St., NYC is seeking all types of performers for a talent contest to be held Sat. Nov. 18 at 9:30PM. In order to perform you must have at least three paying guests. Cover is $7 plus a two-beverage minimum ...

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    Juno and the Paycock

    Reviewed by Michael Lazan