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    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer

    > May 19: Enchantment by Carson Kreitzer is about the lives of Freudian psychologist Bruno Bettelheim and Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who designs more-humane slaughterhouses.

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    Destronelli

    "Destronelli," presented by and at Theatre of NOTE, 1517 Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood. Thurs.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 4 p.m. Feb. 15-Mar. 30. $12-20. (323) 856-8611.

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    Albee Actors Speak Out

    As any Albee aficionado will tell you, the playwright's work is always a challenging and bracing experience for the audience. But we asked a few actors to share their feelings about performing in Albee's plays.

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    Alyson Hannigan: Discomfort Zone

    Many TV actors are justly accused of simply playing themselves (as if that's an easy assignment), and certainly the best TV writers tailor their long-running characters to their actors' strengths and weaknesses over the years. But Alyson Hannigan, who plays Willow, the lovable Wiccan sidekick to the title heroine ...

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    BITS & BITES

    "Victor/Victoria"'s Dark

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    Some Answers

    1. First off, any "no experience necessary" ad should be suspect. (Film casting directors sometimes look for untrained young children--but why would any other professional prefer novices to pros for quality work?) Call the Better Business Bureau to check out the agency. (Remember that a clean record may not be ...

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    The Cruelest Months

    Here's a challenge: to contact casting directors who are scrambling to start pilot season and ask them to take a moment to discuss what is great and not so great about pilot season. In assembling this piece, I encountered responses such as, "Can I get back to you after ...

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    ABC to float musical Noah's Ark

    ABC has signed a deal with New York-based production company Creative Battery to develop a musical version of the biblical tale of Noah's Ark, only this time the 40 days and 40 nights are viewed from the perspective of the animals.

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    Eaker Speaks

    Back Stage Editor In Chief Sherry Eaker will discuss the reality of a career in the performing arts on Sat., Jan. 25, from 2-3 pm at Barnes & Noble, 4 Astor Place, between Broadway & Lafayette

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    Correction

    In our Oct. 8 lead story on the Screen Actors Guild election, we listed the New York candidates by position. The nominating sources for the 10th national vice president seat were reversed. Avis Boone was nominated by independent petition, and Maureen Donnelly was nominated by SAG's nominating committee.