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This One Goes to Eleven: Ron Reed

Meet Ron Reed, the Founding Artistic Director of Pacific Theatre, the resident theatre company of the intimate theatre space in the Chalmers Heritage Building at 12th and Hemlock. Ron founded PT in 1984, and the company has resided in its current digs since ’94. They have received an epic 75 Jessie nominations since then. Ron […]

The Arts Club’s New Revue Stage re-opens tonight

Congratulations to Bill Millard, Howard Jang and company on the grand re-opening of the Revue Stage on Granville Island. It looks like the latent potential of this space is set to be realized, and kudos to the AC’s directive to dedicate it to ‘new and innovative theatre’ and emerging artists. The makeover looks mighty sexy, […]

Review: The House of Blue Leaves (Raven Theatre)

With Raven Theatre's 'House of Blue Leaves' by John Guare, director JoAnn Montemurro’s shows her deftness and keen insight into staging Guare's pathetic characters. The show's superb cast, especially Steinhagen, Strickland and Hayes, tackle the play's tricky tones to great success. Highly Recommended! (read Clint May's entire review....)

Review: Sender (A Red Orchid Theatre)

Despite a talented playwright and cast, Ike Holter's newest production at A Red Orchid Theatre, 'Sender' has an overarching problem in that nobody on stage acts in a way that feels true. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

‘Hairspray: Live!’ Now Taking Video Auditions for Tracy Turnblad

This week has seen major casting announcements come out of Telsey & Co. for its “Hairspray: Live!” on NBC: Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Harvey Fierstein in drag as Edna Turnblad, Martin Short as her husband Wilbur Turnblad, and Derek Hough as Corny Collins. Show More Summary

Georgia’s 7 Must-Know Extras Casting Companies

Georgia continues to blossom into the “Hollywood of the South,” and as more and more film productions take notice, that means background acting opportunities for locals! Working as an extra is a great way to make money and gain experience...Show More Summary

‘School of Rock’ Is Coming to Summer Camp

The hills will truly come alive with the sound of music this summer thanks to Broadway in the Mountains, a new summer theater intensive performance camp hosted at the Catskill Mountain Foundation. For kid actors ages 10–18, what better...Show More Summary

Texas Now Casting ‘The Leftovers’ and More Projects

HBO is casting Texas-based twins for their hit series “The Leftovers,” starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler! The plot follows unexplained disappearances across the world, specifically centering on the loss of over 100 people in a suburban community. Show More Summary

Get Cast in a Digital Series and 3 More Acting Opportunities!

Today you can apply to a docu-style dating series, and immersive theater production, and more! Check out the incredible acting gigs on Backstage! ABC DIGITAL, “LONG DISTANCE”“Long Distance,” a docu-style series told through laptop and cell phone screens centered on a long-distance relationships, is seeking single participants to star in its series. Show More Summary

Kids Now Casting ‘Gimme the Code’ and Other Fun Projects!

Now this sounds like a fun gig for the whole family! “Gimme the Code,” an online Kickstarter commercial for a new educational, augmented reality iOS app for kids, is seeking talented boys and girls ages 3–13 to play with the app on an iPad and then sit for an interview about their experience. Show More Summary

Danai Gurira, ‘She Loves Me’ Among 2016 Drama Desk Nominees

Announced by Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison at Feinstein’s/54 Below this morning, the 61st annual Drama Desk Award nominations honored the best of Broadway and Off-Broadway, with both competing in the same categories. A totalShow More Summary

Review: The Women of Lockerbie (AstonRep Theatre)

There’s no denying that AstonRep Theatre's 'The Women of Lockerbie' is a special story. Unfortunately, Deborah Brevoort’s script doesn’t do the powerful real-life women justice. Slightly Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review...)

Review: 180 Degree Rule (Babes With Blades)

Babes With Blades' 180 Degree Rule is a triple dose of nostalgia, intrigue and humor, and a story that could easily be true, and Babes With Blades is an ideal match for presenting these complex characters with love and respect. Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

Now Casting ‘Blade Hamptons Spot’ and 3 More Projects

Looking for your next audition? You’ve come to the right place! Check out these four projects including an Equity production and a pop culture tv spot, and see which one is right for you! “BLADE HAMPTONS SPOT”Got your beach bod ready ahead of schedule? Take it to the Hamptons in the first week of May to shoot a local cable spot. Show More Summary

WATCH: ‘Hamilton,’ ‘School of Rock’ Perform at Easter Bonnet Competition

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS held its 30th annual Easter Bonnet Competition April 25–26 at the Minskoff Theatre, celebrating a record-breaking culmination of weeks of fundraising on and Off-Broadway. Featuring over 230 performers...Show More Summary

Honoring Prince, Catch ‘Purple Rain’ in a Theater Near You

After a week of stirring tributes from performers including Jennifer Hudson, D’Angelo, and Maya Rudolph, Warner Bros. and AMC Theatres are partnering to honor Prince after his April 21 death. AMC Theatres will expand its special screenings...Show More Summary

‘The Robber Bridegroom’ Among Off-Broadway Alliance Nominees

The next “Hamilton” might be among this year’s crop of Off-Broadway Alliance Award nominees. Nominations for their 6th Annual Off-Broadway Alliance Awards, which honor commercial and not-for-profit productions that opened during theShow More Summary

4 Pieces of Must-Know Casting News

The conveyor belt of superhero flicks is making its third go-round for the blockbuster “Thor.” The addition to the long-haired, half-alien hero saga is titled “Thor: Ragnarok.” Back on board for the feature is CD Sarah Finn, who, along with this franchise, has cast a plethora of other Marvel hero films. Show More Summary

Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks Offer Actors Advice at TFF 2016

The 15th annual Tribeca Film Festival increased its event slate dramatically this year, featuring more immersive performance experiences, filmmaker interviews, and conversations with some of film’s most notable actors, including TomShow More Summary

20th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced

“Girls” star and co-creator Lena Dunham, as well as actor and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, are among two winners announced for this year’s Webby Awards. Dunham and Alba are receiving special Webby Awards, along with Netflix, farcical newspaper...Show More Summary

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