Encore Experience will hold auditions for “Cinderella” from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8 in Christ Church (350 Saratoga Road, Amherst). Children and teens ages 7 to 15 should prepare a song from a different musical. For more information, call 406-8942.


Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for “Columbo – Prescription Murder” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30 in Desiderio’s (5827 Broadway, Lancaster). Actors will read from provided scripts. For more information, call Jay Desiderio at 683-7767 or email


Call for works

Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival is seeking entries for the 2014 festival, which will run from Nov. 7 through Nov. 13. The festival celebrates multiple genres including science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller and animation in three divisions (National, International and Western New York). Also for 2014, the festival will accept submissions for music videos. Early-bird submissions are available through Feb. 1. For more information, 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, NY 14240; email; or fax 849-3445.