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    ASCAP Honors Sondheim with Founders Award

    Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim will receive the coveted American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers' (ASCAP) Founders Award following the March 12 concert opening of "Sweeney Todd," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, on March

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    CASTING NOTICE POLICY

    Casting deadlines are Tuesdays at 12noon for the issue which is on the newsstand on Thursday, but we strongly urge you to bring your notices to us by 4PM

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    "DOWN THE ROAD"

    The Elite Theatre Company will hold auditions for Down the Road, a provacative psychological thriller traveling down a dark and frightening road into the mind of a serial killer. Dir. Jim Hatch. Rehearsals start Feb. 26. Performances run Apr. 13-May 20 at the Petit Playhouse. There is no pay.

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    "COLLECTED STORIES"

    The Ensemble Theatre Company is accepting Equity submissions for Collected Stories. Art. Dir. Robert Grande-Weiss, dir. Eric Mills. Rehearsals start Mar. 20. Performances run Apr. 20-May 20.

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    American Music Theatre to Open in Pennsylvania

    Long famous as Amish country, Lancaster, Pennsylvania is about to add a major new tourist attraction: the $10 million American Music Theatre, a 1,600-seat facility scheduled to open April 12 with the musical showcase "From Branson to

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    And the nominees should be... Back Stage West honors the best in motion picture casting. Too bad the Academy doesn't do the same.

    In what has become an annual celebration, Back Stage West honors the best in motion picture casting for the fourth year in a row. As we approach the 72nd annual Academy Awards, it strikes us as extremely unfortunate that one of the most important areas of filmmaking continues to go ...

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    FEATURE: Joining the Circus

    It's not a matter of packing your suitcase and grabbing the next train anymore-there are demo reels, training programs, and, as with any career, lots of preparation

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    Digital Filmmakers Offer Stay-at-Home Incentives

    At a time when California must compete in the global marketplace for the production dollar, and when the success of independent films is pushing Hollywood to open its doors to more alternative filmmaking, a group of influential artists have been gathering to help usher Hollywood into the new era, and ...