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Behind the Scenes

Theatre Alliance of Buffalo members join Theatre Communications Group's fourth annual national event, "Free Night of Theater," in the month of October and early November. Participating members will offer tickets to a performance completely free of charge to give theatergoers the opportunity to attend live theater. Local participating theaters include: Alleyway Theatre, Theatre Plus, Kavinoky Theatre, Irish Classical Theatre Company, Theatre of Youth, Road Less Traveled Productions and MusicalFare. For tickets and more information on the program, visit www.freenightoftheater.net.

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>Auditions

Subversive Theatre will hold auditions for its upcoming production of "Drop Hammer" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Manny Fried Playhouse, third floor, Great Arrow Building, 255 Great Arrow Ave. Sought are actors ages 20 to 70. Auditions are open to all. No appointment is necessary. No monologues necessary; actors will be asked to read from excerpts of the script. For more information, call 408-0499 or visit www.subversivetheatre.org.

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>Calls for Works

Buffalo Movie-Video Makers has announced its annual "Shorty Contest." Original, noncommercial productions on DVD, no longer than five minutes including title and credits, will premiere on screen and be judged by members at their October meeting, which takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Screening Room Cinema, 3131 Sheridan Drive, Amherst. The donation is $18 per entrant; student rate, $7. Members' entries are free. Mailed entries must be received by Wednesday. Entries can also be submitted the day of the event at 6:45 p.m. prior to the meeting. For information and details, e-mail ENovak3178@aol.com.

The Candy Cane Lane holiday craft show in the Newfane United Methodist Church is seeking crafts persons to display and sell their work. The show will be take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 5. This is in conjunction with the town Holiday Walk, which includes many family activities. All applications must be in by Nov. 1. For more information and an application, call Pat at 778-7705.
Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; e-mail gustocal@buffnews.com; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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