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“The Renter.” Actors needed for short film to be shot in Youngstown/Sharon, Pa., area. Casting requirements: Jason, male Caucasian, mid- to late-20s, average build, clean cut; Casey, female Caucasian, 20s, slender,-shoulder length hair or longer; Bob, male, 40s, scruffy, medium/large build; hospital tech, male, 20s to 40s, average build; renter, male, 20s to 40s; Realtor 1, female, slender, any age; Realtor 2, male/female, any age; Realtor 3, male/female, any age. Please e-mail r sum , head shot (if available) to If questions, contact

“Poland Idol 2.” Looking for contestants for the second annual Poland Idol Contest. Prizes, four age categories: grades K-4, 5-8, high school and adult. $20 admission fee. Call Cindy Best at (330) 651-2999 for details.

“Bye Bye Birdie.” Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road. Need six males and six females, age teen through 40s-50s. Also, many nonsinging parts and small singing roles and a chorus. Come prepared to do a reading from the script and sing a song of your choice. Auditions are 5-7 June 28. Performances open Sept. 11. (330) 876-5001.

“Forever Plaid.” Pittsburgh CLO Academy, 130 Penn Ave. Place, Pittsburgh. Auditions for four actors age 20s to 30s, able to do harmonic singing of “the guy groups” of the 50s to 60s, noon-8 July 12. Requirements: prepare material; no do-wop or rock ‘n’ roll. Be prepared to read. Bring head shot and typed r sum . (412) 281-3973 or (412) 999-6258.

“Block 5.” Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Roles available are Benjamin Wallach, male teen 18-19; prison kitchen inmate, male, 30-40; prison escape inmate, male, 30-40; one Nazi guard, male, 20-25. Auditions are 7 p.m. July 19. (330) 799-6176.


Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra. Auditions are ongoing for section strings (violin, viola, cello), substitute brass and percussion for the 2008-09 season. Rehearsals are 7:30-10 Thursdays at the Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus Auditorium in downtown Cleveland. Audition requirements are one solo piece and one orchestral excerpt of your choice. Interested players should call the orchestra at (216) 556-1800, or visit

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