*The Mystery Company will hold auditions at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Lancaster Opera House (21 Central Ave., Lancaster) for the February production of "And Then There Were None," previously known as "Ten Little Indians." Readings will be from the script. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call 868-9575.

*The Towne Players are seeking six women, ages 20 to 65, for the winter production of "Steel Magnolias." Auditions are from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14 in the Sheridan Parkside Community Center Auditorium (169 Sheridan Parkside Drive, Tonawanda). The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. For more information, call 883-4463 or visit

*The Brazen-Faced Varlets are seeking men and women to audition for the March production of "The God Of Vengeance" from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Dec. 15 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Crane Library (633 Elmwood Ave.). A one-minute monologue should be prepared. No appointment is necessary. For more information, email

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-- Evonne Austin