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*The Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus will hold auditions for its upcoming 25th anniversary season Tuesday and May 30 in St. Mark's Episcopal Church (6595 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park) and Wednesday and May 29 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (1080 Main St.). Students may bring a prepared song; an accompanist will be provided. To schedule an audition, email Sarabeth Riley at or call 912-8888. For more information, visit

*The Freudig Singers of WNY will hold auditions for the 2012-13 season at 1 p.m. May 27 and 7 p.m. June 5 in Buffalo Seminary (205 Bidwell Parkway). All voice parts are welcome; male singers are encouraged. Singers should bring a prepared piece of vocal music. For more information, visit or call 652-5708.

*The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild is seeking 22 men and women for the fall production of "1776." Auditions are at 7 p.m. June 11 and 12 in the Ellicott Creek Playhouse (530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda). A song should be prepared; an accompanist will be provided. There are singing and nonsinging roles for men. Visit or call 284-6358.

*The Jewish Repertory Theatre will hold auditions for "The Whipping Man" from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre (2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville). Two African-American males in their 40s and 20s are needed. For more information or to schedule an audition, call 688-4114, Ext. 334.

*Buffalo ComedySportz will hold auditions at 7 p.m. June 4 in the Buffalo ComedySportz Arena (4476 Main St., Amherst). No experience is necessary. For more information, email

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-- Evonne Austin