FERNDALE >> Three evenings of auditions, open to all, for John Jakes adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol are being held by FRT. Auditions will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ferndale Repertory Theater, 447 Main Street, Ferndale; on Monday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Carson Block Building (enter on 3rd street side door, and take elevator to 3rd floor); and on Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Carson Block Building.

This A Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with a unique dramatic concept: At the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed platform readings of his stories that packed auditoriums in Europe and America. Of course the story chosen is one which he often performed, A Christmas Carol goes (Dickens’ marked-up script still exists!). The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles.

Rehearsals will begin on October 20th, and will be held in the Carson Block building in Eureka weekday evenings and some weekends. Performances are on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday matinees from Nov. 28 to Dec. 21, 2014.

All parts are available and we will be looking for 11 men, 6 women, 4 boys and 2 girls to cast. This is not a musical, though musical skills would be welcome in the acting company.

For more information please contact director Leira V. Satlof by emailing:

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