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Memorial planned for Jane Alderman

A memorial has been planned for Jane Alderman, the influential Chicago casting director who died in October. "A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Jane Alderman" will be held March 20 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at...

Kids Now Casting: Crowdfunding Campaign Spot and Other Gigs

Old meets new in today’s notices for kids! Populele, a “smart” ukulele which has a display on the bar making it easier to learn how to play the instrument, is casting for a crowdfunding campaign video. The spot seeks a male actor aged 12–15 to depict Dave, a leading role, who will be playing the Populele. Show More Summary

Review: 'Bodyguard' needs at least to try to make sense of the movie

"What are you doing here?" asked an acquaintance during intermission at the Oriental Theatre on Wednesday night. "It's my job," I replied. "More interestingly, what are you doing here?" "Hamilton," she said with a wink and a shrug, clutching her Queen of the Night cocktail, promising but surely...

Now Casting: Nonunion Open Call for Regional ‘Hairspray’ and More

Good morning Baltimore, indeed! An upcoming regional production of the Tony Award-winning musical “Hairspray” is holding an open casting call for nonunion performers. If that’s not enough, we have background gigs in “The Vampire Diaries”...Show More Summary

5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for an Agent Meeting

Your child got the call. How exciting that she’ll meet with a new agent and potential advocate for her career! It’s normal for parents and children to feel nervous about agency meetings, but the fact that your child has a meeting isShow More Summary

Cancer, climate change and sex crimes? These plays took some guts

Over the past week, I've reviewed plays about cancer, climate change and sex offenders. Doesn't that make you want to rush out to the theater? Well, there was also "Saturday Night Fever," although the very interesting and laudably complicated new production at the Drury Lane Theatre will be a bit...

Kids Now Casting: Leading Role in Spec Commercial Spot and More

Search engine Ask.com is casting one young actor to play a boy who’s curious about the world around him. The spot, a spec commercial, seeks a male actor aged 4–13 for the leading role; “he is adventurous and sure of himself and becomes more confident the more he learns.” The gig will shoot in Pasadena, California, with dates to-be-determined. Show More Summary

Sundance Film Fest 2017: Awards and Acquisitions

The desert film fest that brought us “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Whiplash,” and this season’s “Manchester by the Sea” concluded Jan. 29 with an awards ceremony honoring some of the world’s most exciting indie filmmakers. The 2017 Sundance...Show More Summary

22-member cast for Sideshow's 'Truth and Reconciliation'

Sideshow Theatre Company announced the 22-member cast of Debbie Tucker Green's "Truth and Reconciliation" Wednesday. The production will feature E'Mon Lauren Black, Latrel Crawford, Ashley Crowe, Travis Delgado, Sam Guinan-Nyhart, David Lawrence Hamilton, Kayla Raelle Holder, Michael Holding, Ann...

Now Casting: Background Roles in Feature Film ‘Galveston’ and More

“Galveston,” an upcoming feature starring Elle Fanning and Ben Foster, is casting talent for several background roles—and the gig is paid! We’ve got this, plus three more fantastic opportunities onstage and screen in today’s castingShow More Summary

Porchlight Music Theatre moves to the Ruth Page

Porchlight Music Theatre will perform its 2017-18 season at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, the Equity musical theater company announced Wednesday. Porchlight, which has previously been a resident company at Stage 773 in the Belmont corridor, will become one of the Ruth Page Center's artists...

Vera Farmiga– and Steve Carell–Starring Films Begin Casting

Stay in the loop on industry and casting news with our weekly write-up on who’s been slated for recent film and television roles! “Captive State”Mother is about to meet the end of the world. Vera Farmiga may have just wrapped the final season of “Psycho” precursor “Bates Motel,” but the scream queen isn’t stepping away from spooky fare. Show More Summary

Review: Wit (The Hypocrites)

Director and Chicago favorite Marti Lyons has assembled a beautiful, low-key yet epic, production of Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize winner about an academic with cancer and the last two hours of her life. This Wit is wonderfully staged...Show More Summary

Wayne Brady in 'Hamilton' is a very interesting 'work in progress'

It is now impossible to watch George Washington make his exit from public life in "Hamilton" without the face of Barack Obama staring back at you from the stage. It's not just that the first president of the United States insists to Alexander Hamilton in Lin-Manuel Miranda's lyrics that "we will...

Review: Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court Theatre)

Pearle Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky offers pretty much everything you could want in a drama - thrilling story, unforgettable character and mesmerizing dialogue. The emotional spectrum is vast. It also features an ensemble at the almighty top of its game. If you can get tickets, do. Highly Recommended! (read Catey Sullivan's entier review....)

L.A. Now Casting: Dramatic Student Film ‘Crossroads’ and More

Casting is underway for “Crossroads,” a short student film depicting a young woman forced to relive a traumatic experience when she is interrogated by a detective. Talent is needed to portray both the woman (the lead) and the detective,...Show More Summary

'The Nether': Are there sex crimes in a virtual world? A Red Orchid struggles with answer

There's a legitimate school of rehabilitative thought that says many sex offenders can't change their impulses — they only can learn to self-regulate their behavior and understand how consequences for the victims render their own pleasurable expression dangerously immoral. So what, then, to do...

Now Casting: Lead, Supporting Roles in Feature Film ‘Skyman’ and More

You don’t want to miss today’s casting notices! “Skyman,” a feature film from the writer-director of “Blair Witch,” seeks talent for a lead and supporting roles. We've also got a nonunion play, a commercial, and more great gigs! “SKYMAN”From...Show More Summary

‘Atlanta,’ ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘La La Land’ Win Producers Guild Awards

The 28th annual Producers Guild Awards honored the best producers of film, television, documentaries, and beyond in a Jan. 28 ceremony at Los Angeles’ Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hollywood’s finest gathered to crown Lionsgate’s awards-accumulating “La La Land” the Darryl F. Show More Summary

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