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    NYC, "sesame st. live"

    2/13 at 9:30AM & 10AM at New Dance Group Arts Center, 254 W. 47 St., NYC.

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    'City Center Voices!' Reads Plays

    Tony-nominated actor Alec Baldwin loves the City Center Encores! series of musical theatre concerts, but they leave him frustrated. "As an actor, I long to be a part of it," he has said, "but I don't dance and I don't sing." Never one to give up easily, he ...

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    Summertime and the Training is Easy

    For our annual spotlight on summer training programs in the theatrical arts, Back Stage and Back Stage West have combined their efforts in order to cast as wide a geographical net as possible across the great continent of North America. Twenty-nine far-flung writers cover, in varying degrees of depth, nearly ...

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    Where to Deduct

    This week we'll wrap up our discussion of Itemized Deductions by exploring "Miscellaneous Deductions." When people itemize deductions, the area called miscellaneous deductions is where they usually place the professional expenses they've incurred over the past year. These expenses might include out-of-town costs, lessons, photos, commissions to agents ...

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    Spotlight on Colleges

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    Women Directors: Reinventing the Wheel and Rolling It Uphill

    Women in the arts have had their surges in popularity, but few of them have remained in the documented history of theatre, so we have been denied not only the experience of their work, but the knowledge of their very existence. Because of this, each new generation of women artists ...

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    As Talks Seesaw, Where Sit WGA, SAG, and AFTRA?

    The entertainment unions, eyeing 2001 negotiations with film studios and television networks over new feature film-TV contracts, seem to remain on the squeaky seesaw.

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    touring holiday musicals

    SAIL Productions has one to two openings in its touring holiday musicals: "Christmas Express" and "Santa's Helpers." Seeking—Santa/characters and Uncle Albert (train engineer): male, baritone or tenor. Commitment is Nov. 13-Dec. 17. Tours Florida and the southeast for "Express"; northeast and Canada (run-outs) for "Helpers." Pay is ...

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    tsi/playtime: "Moosebreath, me."

    TSI is casting a 60-minute one-act play, "Moosebreath, Maine" by Bob Jensenius. The play, a satirical farce, revolves around sexism in the corporate world. Seeking: two middle-aged women; one young woman, 20s; one teenage girl; three adult males. Auditions will be held Nov. 16-18. Send pix & resumes to Artistic Director ...

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    Brit Treasury Lifts Laws, Aids West End

    Theatre producers will be free to approach high earners for investment in shows, according to Treasury proposals to relax legal red tape.