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Behind the Scenes

Darien Lake Theme Park Resort is seeking actors for scenes taking place during the 2011 Family FrightFest, which runs Saturdays and Sundays beginning Sept. 17 through Oct. 9. Positions are also available in ride operations, food service and retail. For more information and an application, visit


*The Alden Christian Theatre Society (1470 Church St., Alden), will hold auditions for "Our Town" from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Roles are available for two older men, two older women, a young man, a young woman, a narrator and the stage manager. There are also many smaller ensemble parts. Bring a prepared monologue. For more information, call 937-7770.

*Auditions for the comic-thriller "Halloween Dreams" will run from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 29 and 30 in the Ghostlight Theatre (170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda). Three men, three women, one teenage male, four boys and four girls are needed. Candidates will be asked to give a cold reading from the script. No appointments are necessary. For more information, visit

*The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for the November production of "The Crucible" at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 in the Ellicott Creek Playhouse (530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda). Roles are available for adult actors and actresses, along with roles for high school-age girls. Those interested in auditioning will be asked to read from the script. For more information, call 284-6358 or visit

*Red Carpet Theater Productions seeks musicians to cover orchestration of flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass and second keyboard for the January 2012 production of "A Chorus Line." Red Carpet is looking for candidates who have the ability to double on multiple pieces. For more information, email or visit

*Buffalo Choral Arts Society will hold auditions Aug. 30 and 31 in Sweet Home High School (1901 Sweet Home Road, Amherst). Auditioners should prepare a solo from any published source that best exemplifies the singer's range, tone and interpretive qualities. Pitch matching, range exercises and sight reading will make up the rest of the audition. To schedule an audition, call Nancy Cannizzaro at 847-6930 or 856-1357. For more information, visit

*Rocking Horse Productions will hold auditions for "A Christmas Story" at 7 p.m. Aug. 30 in its venue at 2094 George Urban Blvd., Depew. Actors are sought for the roles of Ralphie (boys between the ages of 8 to 14), the Mother and the Teacher. No appointment is necessary. Be prepared to read from the script. Bring a head shot and resume if available. For more information, e-mail or visit


>Calls for Work

*Impact Artists Gallery will present a diverse range of artwork at its annual Invitational Exhibition with an honorary tribute to Lucian Freud, master British artist of the nude, from Aug. 31 to Sept 30. Men are invited to enter this exhibition and present any media except for video. The opening reception will be held Sept. 8. For information, visit or call 835-6817.

*The Black Rock Heritage Trail War of 1812 Mural Competition seeks six artists to create six thematic murals located in the heart of historic Black Rock. Each mural is 20 feet wide and approximately seven feet high. There is no entry fee, and artists may submit more than one entry in any of the six categories. The entry deadline has been extended to Aug. 31. For more information and an application, email or visit

Send submissions for Behind the Scenes at least 14 days in advance to: Behind the Scenes, c/o The Buffalo News, 1 News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y. 14240; email; or fax 849-3445.

-- Evonne Austin

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