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A Midsummer Night’s Picnic will be presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park to benefit the Neil E. Garvey Foundation for the Arts from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 2 at the top of Shakespeare Hill, Delaware Park. The event includes food and drink followed by a performance of “Measure for Measure.” Tickets are $30 for adults ($40 day of event) and $15 for children ages 10 and under. To make reservations, call 856-4433.



Encore Experience will hold auditions for “A Christmas Chaos” for children ages 7 and up from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday in Christ United Methodist Church (350 Saratoga Road, Amherst). For more information, call 406-8942 or visit


Auditions for “The Drawer Boy” will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, 6 and 7 in the Carol Mongerson Theater (37 N. Buffalo St., Springville). Two males, age in 50s, and one male, age in 20s, are sought. For more information, call 592-9038 or visit


The Amherst Players are seeking actors for the September production of “Little Women.” Four girls between ages 10 and 17, two women, ages early- to mid-30s, one woman in her 50s and four men between ages 15 and 50, are sought for various roles. For more information, call Kathleen after 6 p.m. at 885-3179.


The Buffalo State College Philharmonia orchestra will hold auditions for new community members at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 and 28 in Rockwell Hall R-106 on the campus (1300 Elmwood Ave.). One short solo piece of no more than three minutes should be prepared. Auditioners should choose one printable orchestral excerpt from the 2013 Audition Excerpt list at To schedule an appointment, email Ellen Barnum at

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, Buffalo, N.Y. 14203; email; or fax 849-3445.

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