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comedy cellar, new talent

The Comedy Cellar has added a Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening performance to showcase and evaluate new talent. Industry will be invited and club representatives will be observing. Comedians are given a seven-minute spot. For information, call Greg Gilderman at (212) 769-8185. Performers are required to being at least three paying customers. There is a $5 cover charge and a two-drink minimum ($2.50-$5.50 each).

Duplex Cabaret Theatre

The Duplex Cabaret Theatre, located at 61 Christopher St., NYC, is auditioning and reading self-contained cabaret acts and plays of all types for booking consideration. Dates are now available. This 70-seat cabaret-theatre is especially interested in plays, musical revues, vocalists, and musicians. Interested producers or performers should call Wendi Rohan, Booking Manager at (212) 989-3015. Pay is a percentage of cover. Also looking for talent for "Stars of Tomorrow 2000" talent search. For more information, contact Scott Barbarino at (212) 696-4456.

OPEN MIKE talent search

11/13 & 11/20 (and every Monday thereafter) from 7:45-10PM at Shepard & Jourdan's Singers Showcase, Dillon's, 245 W. 54 St., NYC.

A singers search/open mike will be held by Billy Shepard & Judi Jourdan at Dillon's, 245 W. 54 St. (opposite Studio 54, "Cabaret"), NYC, Mon. Nov. 13 & Mon. Nov. 20 (and every Monday thereafter) from 7:45-10PM. Pianist provided. You may bring your own trax, or be self-contained. No call or appointment required. Sign-in and sing. No cover; no music charge; $5 minimum food/beverage on Monday open mike. Opportunities for booking in singers lounge for singers, groups, and acts. All styles welcome (no rap). Opportunities to be seen by agents, record producers, TV, cruises, and Atlantic City. If booked for future shows, admission is by tickets which are given to performers. Performers are not required to sell tickets. Pay is a percentage of ticket sales. Tickets range from $5-$15, plus a $10 food/drink minimum. Billy Shepard is the exclusive booker for the Singers Showcase. Call his office at (212) 874-7956. Do not call restaurant.

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