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    A Voice Is Not an Act

    Ruminating over the debatable importance of exceptional singing in cabaret preoccupied me a couple of nights recently when I dropped in on four singers in a row who wouldn't win raves for their polished chanting. The one who impressed me most was Sally Stark. I sat through the whole ...

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    Post 'Friends'

    The past year has seen a wealth of much-publicized change in the life and career of Jennifer Aniston. The curtain came down on her NBC comedy series 'Friends.'

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    SAG, AFTRA Oppose Canadian TV Lockout

    The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) have gone public with their support of the Canadian Media Guild, whose members have been locked out for the last four weeks by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The guild represents announcers and others who ...

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    Kennedy, Guirgis Win Laura Pels Awards

    Playwrights Adrienne Kennedy and Stephen Adly Guirgis won the PEN/Laura Pels Foundation awards for drama on Monday.

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    Franchise Sequels Send DVD Biz Direct to Bank

    With the DVD business no maturing, Hollywood studios are looking to the nontheatrical and direct-to-video arenas to boost the bottom line. Indeed, the latest studio estimates are that only 35% of the DVD business comes from new feature films, putting the onus on home video executives to feed their own ...

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    My Children! My Africa!

    The setting for this taut drama is a small township classroom in South Africa before 1990, when apartheid was in full force.

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    SCRIPTS

    Pantheon Pictures is seeking scripts for future production. Send script or treatment to Pantheon Pictures, PMB 191, Santa Clarita, CA 91321-2253.

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    AFTRA Confab Talks Commitment In Light of SAG

    By Leonard Jacobs and Roger Armbrust

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    Casting Policy

    To place any notice in the Northern California section, contact the Los Angeles office at (323) 525-2358, Back Stage West Casting, 5055 Wilshire Blvd., 5th Flr., Los Angeles, CA 90036, fax (323) 965-1340. Please see information on page regarding casting policies.

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    Unequalibrium

    "Unequalibrium," presented by SoulArt at the Lillian Theatre, 1076 N. Lillian Way, Hollywood. Wed. 8 p.m. Aug. 7-28. $15. (323) 860-6697.