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    Vincent in Brixton

    "Vincent in Brixton," presented by and at the Old Globe Theatre, 1363 Old Globe Way, Balboa Park, San Diego. Tue.-Wed. 7 p.m. Thu.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m. Apr. 7-May 8. $19-55. (619) 234-5623..

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    Dan Froot's Shlammer

    Impish, erudite, sensitive, and sidesplittingly funny, Dan Froot is much more than just a dancer-choreographer.

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    Steel Magnolias

    Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias" achieved a long run Off-Broadway beginning in 1987 and was made into an all-star film that launched Julia Roberts' career.

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    A Primer for Parents

    For our annual Spotlight on Young Performers, Back Stage talked with talent agents and personal managers on what it takes for young people to have a career in the performing arts. Choosing which type of professional would work best for your child is an important first step.

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    Upcoming Free Seminars

    The Actors' Fund of America will present several free seminars on healthcare issues for members of the entertainment industry.

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    American Dreams: An In-Yer-Face Musical

    "American Dreams: An In-Yer-Face Musical" presented by and at the Eclectic Company Theatre, 5312 Laurel Canyon Ave., North Hollywood. Fri.-Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. Apr. 1-May 7. $10-15. (818) 508-3003.

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    Obituaries

    Mitch Hedberg (1968–2005)

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    The Carpetbagger's Children

    "The Carpetbagger's Children," presented by and at West Coast Ensemble, 522 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Tue.-Thu. 8 p.m. Mar. 22-Apr. 7. $13-15. (323) 525-0022.

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    Standup comics often send me their five minutes at the mike. Comedy is such a subjective thing. One comic's comedy might strike one agent's funny bone and leave another totally cold. When viewing these tapes, I look for the following: Is the comic relaxed, appealing? Does he or ...