The Niagara Regional Theatre Guild will hold auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum” and the musical version of “Little Women” at 7 p.m. June 10 and 11 in the Ellicott Creek Playhouse (530 Ellicott Creek Road, Tonawanda). Those auditioning should bring a song; an accompanist will be provided. Call 284-6358 or visit


The Buffalo Niagara Youth Chorus will hold auditions from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and May 28 in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (6595 E. Quaker St., Orchard Park) and from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday and May 29 in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (1080 Main St.). Interested singers in grades 3 through 11 are encouraged to audition. For more information or to schedule an audition time, email or call 864-1904.

Calls for work

The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center is seeking submissions for the annual Beyond the Barrel Art Exhibition. The judge for the juried exhibit will be Anthony Bannon, executive director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center. The deadline for entry is June 10. The exhibit will run from June 21 to Aug. 25. For more information and submission guidelines, visit, call Bob Drozdowski at 282-7530 or email


The McGee Art Gallery is accepting artwork for the group show “Beauty of the Summer: Small Works Exhibit,” which will run from June 8 to Aug. 11. The deadline for submission is June 5. For more information, call 481-8737, email or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to McGee Art Gallery, 10931 Main St., Clarence, N.Y. 14031.

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.

Evonne Austin