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    Nobbs grew up in a small, "homogenous" Texas town

    Nobbs grew up in a small, "homogenous" Texas town called Kingwood, a suburb of Houston. He performed in some musicals as a young boy, but until his family relocated to Queens, N.Y., in 1994, he harbored no great desire to be an actor. He was set to enroll as ...

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    Extending Your Dance Career

    "There were many more-talented dancers than me out there, but lots of them didn't sustain careers in dance because they didn't have what was needed to live the artist's life," says Bonnie Oda Homsey, a former principal dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company.

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    Casting directors Betsy Capes and Dani Super also teach and coach actors, so they can recognize talent beneath an audition façade. "We're able to identify an actor's abilities beyond the 10-minute adjustment," says Super. Adds Capes, "We intuitively know who has the chops and who doesn't."

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    Stay Ahead: Back Stage Digital Edition

    Back Stage Digital Edition is an electronic extension of both newspapers -- and it's available by subscription before the newspaper even hits the newsstands!

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    Woody Allen Cancels Movie Shoot in Paris

    France's film commission is disappointed: Woody Allen won't shoot his next movie in Paris after all.

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    Critic's Picks

    ¥ Adam and Eva Marie, presented by and at the Actors Art Theatre, 6128 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Indefinitely. (213)

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    Production Finds Oasis in Palm Spings Area

    Production in Palm Springs and the surrounding Coachella Valley has experienced an uptick the past couple of years.

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    Start here

    Every year, students from dozens of theatre training programs flock to Los Angeles and New York City to present a showcase for casting directors, agents, and managers. They have all worked hard to learn their craft and select appropriate material. During pilot season, January to May, when most of these ...

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    OREGON THEATER 2001 SEASONS

    Jim Giancarlo (prod.) will hold auditions for the Oregon Cabaret Theatre (Guys on Ice, runs Mar. 14-June 11; Eat-TV, runs May 23-Sept. 3; Gunmetal Blues, runs Aug. 15-Nov. 5; 'Tis the Season, runs Oct. 17-Dec. 31) and Rogue Music Theatre (Kiss Me Kate, runs May 29-July 29; Godspell in Concert ...

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    "HEAVEN ON EARTH"

    David Kern (prod./dir.) is seeking a makeup/hair stylist, gaffer with lighting package preferred, A.C., production manager, boom operator, and grip for Heaven on Earth, a digital film about a middle-aged couple coming to terms with their daughter's death. Prod. James Notari. One-month shoot starts July 9 ...